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Agile Software Development With Azure DevOps

In this Agile software development course you learn to manage an entire software project using Microsoft Team Foundation Server. You learn how to document work using features, backlog items, tasks and bugs, maintain source code with Team Foundation Version Control and Git, as well as monitor progress with backlogs, Kanban boards and burn-downs. You also gain hands-on experience automating testing and deployment with continuous integration.

Key Features of this Agile Software Development Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • End-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

Software

  • This course uses Azure DevOps 2019 Server

What is Agile software development?

It is an approach to software development in which the intention is for requirements and solutions to evolve through the collaboration of self-organizing and cross-functional teams and their customers.

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Learning Objectives

  • Manage an entire software project using Microsoft Azure DevOps
  • Document work using features, backlog items, tasks and bugs
  • Monitor progress with backlogs, Kanban boards and burndowns
  • Automate testing and deployment with continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD)
  • Enhance team collaboration and craft higher quality software in less time using Azure DevOps
  • Perform check-in, check-out, branching, and merging of source code
  • Define build configurations that include unit tests and deployment
  • Estimate, prioritise, and schedule backlog items within sprints

Pre-Requisites

Recommended Experience

  • Familiarity with Agile principles is helpful to the level of Course, Agile Fundamentals: Scrum, Kanban, Lean & XP
  • Work experience using the iterative cycle and collaborative Agile spirit

Course Content

Application Lifecycle Management with Azure DevOps

Overview of Agile methodologies

  • Agile
  • Scrum

Introducing Azure DevOps

Surveying Azure DevOps features

  • Team collaboration
  • Process templates
  • Version control
  • Automated builds
  • Integrated tests

Evaluating Azure DevOps editions

  • Choosing Azure DevOps Server vs. Azure DevOps Express 
  • Comparing Azure DevOps Service vs Azure DevOps Server 

Administering Azure DevOps 

Installing Azure DevOps 

  • Planning an Azure DevOps installation
  • Creating collections with the administrative console
  • Managing project security and group membership with the Web control panel

Securing Azure DevOps projects

  • Assigning permissions to security groups
  • Adding users to teams and projects
  • Restricting user rights
  • Configuring user alerts

Creating projects for Azure DevOps

  • Comparing the built-in Scrum, CMMI and Agile process templates
  • Specifying source control
  • Customising process templates

Managing Work with Azure DevOps

Mapping Azure DevOps and Agile process terms

  • Defining epics and user stories as Azure DevOps work items
  • Inputting features and backlog items
  • Estimating and prioritising work items
  • Breaking backlog items into tasks

Organising backlogs

  • Scheduling start and end dates for releases and Sprints
  • Assigning backlog items to iterations and team members
  • Recording work remaining and status
  • Monitoring team progress

Maintaining Source Code with Version Control

Collaborating on code with Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) and Git

  • Selecting centralised vs. distributed version control
  • Synchronising local repositories with the master repository
  • Viewing project history with changesets

Connecting to Azure DevOps from Visual Studio Team Explorer

  • Checking out and checking in source code
  • Merging changesets from multiple developers
  • Branching for release management and maintenance
  • Resolving multi-user conflicts
  • Adding existing code to Azure DevOps source control

Integrating version control with client applications

  • Plugging TFVC into Windows Explorer

Achieving Continuous Integration

Creating, running and automating builds

  • Defining and scheduling builds
  • Managing releases and deployments
  • Controlling build output

Crafting quality software through continuous testing

  • Integrating unit testing into builds
  • Leveraging Visual Studio code analysis and testing tools
  • Creating TFS test scripts for manual testing
  • Documenting and tracking bugs

Scheduling and Monitoring Team Progress

Managing backlogs and querying Azure DevOps content

  • Assigning work to iterations
  • Querying and defining iteration backlogs
  • Visualising work-in-progress with Kanban boards
  • Monitoring progress with burndown charts

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