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Managing Projects Using Azure Boards

MPAB | 1 Day | Intermediate | Teams, Stakeholders

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.

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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.


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