Practicing Kanban Using Azure Boards


Course Number: AZDO-154

Duration: 1 day (6.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Kanban Using Azure Boards Training Overview

This private, online Practicing Kanban Using Azure Boards training course introduces Kanban and teaches Agile teams how to configure and use Azure Boards with Azure DevOps to practice Kanban, achieve flow, and improve throughput and predictability. To maximize learning, students work in teams on a real-world case study.

Location and Pricing

This course is taught as a private, live online class for teams of 3 or more. All our courses are hands-on, instructor-led, and tailored to fit your group’s goals and needs. 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 online corporate training, please contact us.

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

Objectives

  • Understand Kanban
  • Understand Kanban support in Azure boards
  • Work with the Kanban Board 
  • Define the workflow
  • Visualize WIP (Work in Progress) limits
  • Manage for flow
  • Achieve flow and predictability

Prerequisites

No prior experience is presumed.

Outline

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Introduction to Kanban
  • Kanban overview
  • Kanban core practices
  • Kanban support in Azure Boards
  • Configuring an Azure DevOps project
  • Managing a product backlog
Visualizing the Workflow
  • Kanban board overview
  • Kanban board vs. a backlog
  • Kanban board vs. a taskboard
  • Defining the workflow
  • Making policies explicit
  • Definition of “Done”
  • Defining classes of service (swimlanes)
  • Defining task checklists and inline tests
  • Filtering the board
  • Keyboard shortcuts
Limiting WIP (Work in Progress)
  • WIP overview
  • Visualizing WIP limits
  • Creating a pull system
  • Splitting columns into “doing” and “done”
  • Challenges with limiting WIP
  • Bottlenecks
Managing for Flow
  • Flow-based metrics
  • Cycle time vs. lead time
  • Little’s Law
  • Flow-based analytics
  • Cumulative Flow Diagrams
  • Scatterplots
  • Actionable Agile Analytics
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Achieving flow and predictability
Conclusion

Training Materials

All Microsoft Azure training students receive Microsoft official courseware.

Software Requirements

Attendees will not need to install any software on their computer for this class. The class will be conducted in a remote environment that Accelebrate will provide; students will only need a local computer with a web browser and a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.



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