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Managing Projects Using Azure Boards

MPAB | 1 Day | Intermediate | Team, Stakeholders

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Course Overview

Azure DevOps Services provide a set of cloud-hosted tools that software teams can use as an end-to-end solution to plan, develop, test, and deliver value in the form of working software. Azure Boards enable an agile team to plan, track, and discuss work across the entire development effort. This one day course will demonstrate how an agile team can configure and use Azure Boards effectively. To maximize learning, students will work in teams, in a common team project, on a common case study.

All of our classes can be delivered in-person, or as Live Virtual Classrooms anywhere in the world.

Why naked Agility with Martin Hinshelwood?

We believe in empiricism, and so we need to inspect and adapt, which is dificult to do within a 16h class. So we offer:

  • Additional 30-minute session with the trainer for every student – all live virtual classes, public and private, come with an additional 30-minute session with the trainer for students that take the assessment within 14 days of the class to help them with their future learning path.
  • Additional trainning sessions for private classes – In addition to the public offering, Private classes will get additional consulting, coaching, and training sessions to be used within 6 months of the class that totals 25% of the training time. For a 16h class that would be 4 hours of additional sessions on any topic folks want. See

Class Inclusivity Features for those that are differently able

We know that more can always be done to help those with disabilities and we are exploring many technological techniques for helping those with dificulties by using:

  • Online Training – Train from the comfort of your own home.
  • Live captions in English – Microsoft Teams provides live closed captions in English for those that are hard of hearing
  • Live Translation in any Language (preview/experimentation) – You can request that we provide subtitles in any Language using Microsoft Translator Conversations.

Class Inclusivity Features for those in different economic context

Since our goal is to bring Scrum, Kanban, and their good practices to the world we need to accept that some markets just dont have the same buying power as Europe or the USA. To try and offset that reality we offer multiple ticket types that try to offset that inherant diference:

  • Primary Market Ticket100% market rate – This ticket is for residents of countries that we consider to be in our primary market; Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Saudi Arabia
  • Secondary Market Ticket50% Primary – Tickets for all countries not listed as primary. You will be asked for evidence of residence after processing.
  • Special Market Ticket25% Primary – These tickets are available through our local agents in Ghana, Nigeria, and other countries where purchase power has been assesed to require extra offset.

Azure DevOps Services provide a set of cloud-hosted tools that software teams can use as an end-to-end solution to plan, develop, test, and deliver value in the form of working software. Azure Boards enable an agile team to plan, track, and discuss work across the entire development effort. This one day course will demonstrate how an agile team can configure and use Azure Boards effectively. To maximize learning, students will work in teams, in a common team project, on a common case study.


Topics Covered in this Workshop

  1. Azure Boards
  2. The Product Backlog
  3. Planning and Managing a Sprint

Expected Outcomes After Attending the Workshop

  1. INTRODUCTION TO AZURE BOARDS
    • Azure DevOps Services overview
    • Azure Boards overview
    • The team project
    • Creating and configuring a team project
    • Securing a team project
    • Teams, profiles, and notifications
    • Extending Azure Boards
    • Creating and using a Wiki
    • Hands-on
  2. THE PRODUCT BACKLOG
    • Process overview
    • Working with the backlog
    • Product Backlog Item vs. Bug work item type
    • Features and Epics backlogs
    • Decomposing large items
    • Kanban board
    • Tagging, querying, and charting work items
    • Hands-on
  3. PLANNING AND MANAGING A SPRINT
    1. Setting up a new sprint
    2. Forecasting work in the backlog
    3. The sprint backlog
    4. Creating a sprint plan
    5. The Task work item type
    6. The Test Case work item type
    7. Working with the Task Board
    8. Collaborating as a team
    9. Daily activities
    10. Implementing a definition of “Done”
    11. Completing a sprint
    12. Splitting an unfinished item
    13. Hands-on

You should attend this workshop if…

This course is appropriate for all members of a software development team, especially those who are actively involved with creating and refining a product backlog as well as planning and executing work within a sprint. This course will also provide value for individuals outside the development team (managers, Scrum Masters, coaches, and other stakeholders) who want hands-on exposure to the capabilities of Azure Boards. Having some project management and software development experience, either as a team member or as a 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 prior to class.


Instructors for Managing Projects Using Azure Boards

Martin Hinshelwood

Scrumorg Professional Scrum Trainer, & Microsoft MVP: Development Tools


Before the class you should:

Attendees should read and be familiar with the Scrum Guide prior to class.

How will this workshop run?

There will be specific requirements for both in-person and live virtual classes that will be shown on that type of workshop below.


Assessment and Certification


Schedule for this workshop

If you have more than 5 people to train it can be more cost-effective to have Martin come onsite and deliver a private course just for you. You can request a private course to be delivered onsite at your offices.

Managing Projects Using Azure Boards
Any where, Any Time

Delivery Mode: In-Person or Live Virtual
Visability: Private or Public

 

 

You can view our full list of training classes as well as our specialist Scrum & Agile Courses from Scrum.org as well as our DevOps & ALM Courses from Accentient. We have a number of public classes upcoming in the next few months on our Training Schedule that might be of interested.


Course Designer

This course was designed by Richard Hundhausen, Microsoft’s first Visual Studio ALM/DevOps MVP, Professional
Scrum Trainer, and an experienced software developer.


Check out the Managing Projects Using Azure Boards page for more classes.

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