Managing Agile Projects Using TFS 2017

This three-day 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 2017. 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 2017. 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 demonstrates how TFS facilitates the use of storyboards to prototype experiences, request stakeholder feedback, foster team collaboration, and generate reports. 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.

3 Days/Lecture & Lab

This course is designed for project managers, Scrum masters, business analysts, and team leaders looking to effectively manage their development projects using Team Foundation Server 2017.

  • Introducing the Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 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

Before taking this course, attendees should have some familiarity with the basic use of TFS.


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