Managing Agile Projects Using TFS 2015

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This course provides Project managers, Scrum masters, and team leads the essential skills required to effectively manage a software development project using Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 or Visual Studio Online. This course focuses on agile methodologies and includes discussions and content focused on both Scrum and Kanban practices. In this course, attendees will plan a new software development project and go through the steps to initiate the project using Visual Studio 2015. This includes recording requirements, creating a product backlog, and estimating effort for backlog items. We'll cover planning and running a sprint, as well as using the task board and burndown chart to track progress. The course also covers using storyboards to prototype experiences, requesting stakeholder feedback, team collaboration, and reporting. The final two modules of the course provide an overview of how testers and developers can work effectively using appropriate tools in the Visual Studio family. This course includes hands-on labs to reinforce practical skills and ensure you're ready to use the tools on your return to your workplace. All Scrum content adheres to the latest version of the official Scrum Guide and provides helpful preparation for anyone considering gaining Scrum certification.

Attendees should have some familiarity with Visual Studio and the basic use of VSO/TFS.

3 Days/Lecture & Lab

This workshop is designed for project managers, business analysts, and team leaders looking to effectively manage their development projects using either Visual Studio Online or Team Foundation Server.

  • Introducing the Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Family
  • Initiating a New Project
  • Work Item Primer
  • Creating Our Product Backlog
  • Agile Estimation
  • Working from the Product Backlog
  • Working in Sprints
  • Retrospectives
  • Working with TFS Teams
  • Enhancing Requirements Using Storyboards
  • Getting Stakeholder Feedback
  • Fostering Team Collaboration
  • Creating and Customizing Reports
  • Overview of Agile Testing
  • Overview of Agile Development

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