Virtual ClassroomLearning Style
4 DaysCourse Duration
About Individual Course:
About this course:
Before getting started with the overview of this course, lets have a peek at the history of Agile Software Development. It was first introduced in early 2001 when 17 software development practitioners gathered in Snowbird, Utah to discuss their shared ideas and various approaches to software development.
In this intermediate level course, students would develop a project from initial requirements to deployment using Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) as a complete Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool. With this training course, students would explore the features of TFS, including backlog items, Kanban boards, burndown charts, bugs, and more to achieve continuous integration with automated builds and deployment.
The average salary for Team Foundation Server Administrator is $92,625 per year.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Manage an entire software project using Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Online
- Document work using features, backlog items, tasks and bugs
- Monitor progress with backlogs, Kanban boards and burndowns
- Automate testing and deployment with continuous integration
- Enhance team collaboration and craft higher quality software in less time using TFS
- Perform check-in, check-out, branching, and merging of source code using Visual Studio
- Define build configurations that include unit tests and deployment
- Estimate, prioritize, and schedule backlog items within sprints
This course is intended for
- Project Managers.
- Familiarity with Agile principles is helpful, Agile Fundamentals: Scrum, Kanban, Lean & XP
- Work experience using the iterative cycle and collaborative Agile spirit
Suggested prerequisites courses:
Virtual Instructed-Led Outline
Application Lifecycle Management with Team Foundation Server
Comparing traditional and Agile methodologies
- Benefiting from value-driven development
- Scheduling releases, iterations and Sprints
- Achieving XP best practices with TFS
Introducing Team Foundation Server
Surveying TFS features
- Team collaboration
- Process templates
- Version control
- Automated builds
- Integrated tests
Evaluating TFS editions
- Choosing Team Foundation Server vs. TFS Express
- Exploiting Visual Studio Team Services
Administering Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team Services
- Planning a TFS installation
- Creating collections with the administrative console
- Managing project security and group membership with the Web control panel
Securing TFS projects
- Assigning permissions to security groups
- Adding users to teams and projects
- Restricting user rights
- Configuring user alerts
Creating projects for TFS and Visual Studio Team Services
- Comparing the built-in Scrum, CMMI and Agile process templates
- Specifying source control
- Customizing process templates
Managing Work with Team Foundation Server
Mapping TFS and Agile process terms
- Defining epics and user stories as TFS work items
- Inputting features and backlog items
- Estimating and prioritizing work items
- Breaking backlog items into tasks
- 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 centralized vs. distributed version control
- Synchronizing local repositories with the master repository
- Viewing project history with changesets
Connecting to TFS 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 TFS source control
Integrating version control with client applications
- Plugging TFVC into Windows Explorer
- Linking TFS to Eclipse and Xcode
- Executing TFS commands in the console
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 TFS content
- Assigning work to iterations
- Querying and defining iteration backlogs
- Visualizing work-in-progress with Kanban boards
- Monitoring progress with burndown charts
|Learning Style||Virtual Classroom|
|Course Duration||4 Days|
|VPA Eligible||VPA Eligible|
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