Delivering Products Using Azure DevOps and Scrum


Course Number: AZR-144

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Azure DevOps Training Overview

This private, customized Azure DevOps and Scrum training course teaches your team how to deliver software using the Scrum framework with corresponding practices and tools found in Azure DevOps and Visual Studio. 

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some Microsoft courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Understand Agile software development values and principles
  • Understand the Scrum framework (accountabilities, events, artifacts)
  • Use Agile estimation techniques
  • Use Azure Boards to support Scrum
  • Create a custom Professional Scrum process
  • Create and configure an Azure DevOps project
  • Map Scrum to an Azure DevOps
  • Use Azure Boards to plan and track work
  • Use the SpecMap extension to create story maps
  • Work with Sprints
  • Use the Taskboard to visualize and manage the plan
  • Collaborate as a team and improve productivity
  • Maintain a wiki in Azure DevOps
  • Perform code reviews using pull requests
  • Request and capture stakeholder feedback
  • Use Live Share to collaborate in real-time
  • Assure quality using Azure Test Plans
  • Perform exploratory testing
  • Create automated acceptance tests in Visual Studio
  • Collaborate in code using Azure Repos
  • Understand the Git basic workflow
  • Practice Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Build and release code using Azure Pipelines
  • Practice Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
  • Configure project alerts and notifications
  • Use Excel for reporting and charting
  • Use the Analytics Service and related widgets
  • Use Power BI, OData, and the REST API for reporting

Prerequisites

Having some project management and software development experience, either as a team member or as a project manager, is recommended. Experience with Agile software development, Scrum, and Visual Studio are also helpful, but not required. Attendees should read and be familiar with the Scrum Guide.

Outline

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The Scrum Framework
  • The Scrum framework
  • Empiricism, inspection, adaptation, transparency
  • Scrum accountabilities, events, and artifacts
  • The Scrum Values
Scrum in Action
  • Refining the Product Backlog
  • Planning a Sprint
  • Planning and executing work
  • Conducting a Sprint Review
  • Conducting a Sprint Retrospective
Adopting Scrum
  • Changing organizational culture
  • Adoption blockers and common issues
  • Dysfunction case studies
Azure DevOps
  • Azure DevOps overview
  • Creating a custom Professional Scrum process
  • Planning and creating an Azure DevOps project
  • Configuring security, areas, and Sprints
  • Socializing the development effort
  • Mapping Scrum to a Azure DevOps project
The Product Backlog
  • Introduction to Azure Boards
  • Creating and managing the Product Backlog
  • PBI and Bug work item types
  • Tracking business value and size (effort)
  • Tagging, querying, and charting work items
  • Customizing and using the Kanban board
  • Implementing a definition of “Ready”
  • Using Epic and Feature level backlogs
  • Mapping work items to portfolio backlogs
  • Using Excel to manage the Product Backlog
  • Understanding and leveraging stakeholder access
  • Using SpecMap to create a story map
Planning and Managing a Sprint
  • Using the forecasting tool
  • Planning the forecasted work in the Sprint
  • Representing the Sprint plan with work items
  • Assessing progress during the Sprint
  • Using the Burndown, CFD, and other analytics
  • Using the Sprint Goal, Definition of Done, and
  • Retrospective extensions
Collaborating as a Team
  • Pairing, swarming, mobbing, and other practices
  • Creating and maintaining a wiki
  • Using pull requests to review code
  • Requesting and collecting stakeholder feedback
  • Using the Test and Feedback extension
  • Collaborating using Visual Studio Live Share
Agile Software Testing
  • Agile testing principles and practices
  • Introduction to Azure Test Plans
  • Development, acceptance, and exploratory tests
  • Creating a test plan, test suites, and test cases
  • Testing web and desktop applications
  • Performing exploratory testing
Agile Software Development
  • Introduction to Azure Repos and Azure Pipelines
  • Git overview and workflow
  • Unit testing & Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Automated build and release using Azure Pipelines
  • Practicing Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Practicing Continuous Delivery (CD)
Reporting
  • Agile metrics that matter
  • Configuring alerts and notifications
  • Using the Microsoft Analytics service
  • Ad-hoc reporting using Excel and Power BI
  • Querying data using the OData feed and REST API
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All Azure DevOps and Scrum training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

  • Visual Studio 2019 or later with the latest update
  • Microsoft Edge and/or Google Chrome
  • No impediments to connecting to the Azure cloud
  • Related lab files that Accelebrate provides


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