Agile Software Development With Azure DevOps

Course 1816

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Labs: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate

This Agile software development course teaches you to manage an entire software project using Azure DevOps Server. You learn how to document work using features, backlog items, tasks and bugs, maintain source code with TFVC 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.

Agile Software Development With Azure DevOps Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Agile Software Development With Azure DevOps Course Information

In this Agile Software Development course, you will learn how to:

  • 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

Agile Software Development With Azure DevOps Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with Agile principles is helpful to the level of course 918, Agile Fundamentals Training
  • Work experience using the iterative cycle and collaborative Agile spirit

Agile Software Development Course Outline

Overview of Agile methodologies

  • Agile
  • Scrum

Surveying Azure DevOps features

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

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

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

Collaborating on code with 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

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

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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Course FAQs

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

Azure DevOps 2019 Server.

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.