Managing Agile Projects Using TFS 2015 or VSTS (PM-TFS2015)

This 3-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 2015 or Visual Studio Team Services. This is a 3-day Project Management Training course that will equip Team leads Scrum masters, and Project Managers, with key skills that one essentially needs for managing agile projects. The students will gain ample knowledge regarding the features of Visual Studio Team Services or Microsoft visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 with this Project Management Training course.
  • Virtual Classroom

    Learning Style
  • Beginner

    Difficulty
  • 3 Days

    Course Duration
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This 3-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 2015 or Visual Studio Team Services. This is a 3-day Project Management Training course that will equip Team leads Scrum masters, and Project Managers, with key skills that one essentially needs for managing agile projects. The students will gain ample knowledge regarding the features of Visual Studio Team Services or Microsoft visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 with this Project Management Training course.

About this course:

This course focuses on Agile methodologies and includes discussions and content focused on both Scrum and Kanban practises. 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 taskboard and burndown chart to track progress.

In this course you will learn about Agile strategies and also become more informed in Scrum and Kanban practices through discussions and subject matter found on these concepts. The attendees of this Project management Training course will be planning a new project focused on software development and also run through the processes that will commence the project, with the use of visual Studio 2015. Activities such as developing a product backlog, recording requirements, and estimating the effort put in the backlogging of items will be a relevant part of this course. You will be learning about using the burndown chart and taskboard to trail the progress and also plan and run a sprint.

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.

This course will also consist of storyboards that will: request stakeholders to provide their feedback, report on team collaboration, and prototype experiences. The last two modules of the course will talk about how developers and testers can operate efficiently with the right tools in Visual Studio’s family. This project management training course will ensure that you will be comfortable using the acquired tools when you return to your workplace, by reinforcing practical skills through hands-on lab experiences.

The average salary for Project Manager is $107,472 per year.

Each year a Project Manager takes home a salary of $107,472 on average.

Course Objective: 

After completing this course, students will be able to: 

Once you successfully complete this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the full feature set of Microsoft’s Application Lifecycle Management suite

  • Pinpoint the complete set of Microsoft’s Application Lifecycle Management suite features

  • Understand how Work Item Tracking (WIT) can be used across the entire team

  • Learn how to use the Work Item Tracking (WIT) within the entirety of the team

  • Create custom work item queries and work item charts

  • Master how to design customized work item charts and work item queries

  • Use a variety of client tools to interact with team members

  • Interact with the members of the team through the implementation of different client tools

  • Initiate a new Team Project in either Visual Studio Online or TFS 2015

  • Begin a Team Project from scratch in either the TFS 2015 or Visual Studio Online

  • Enter requirements into Visual Studio Online or Team Foundation Server including storyboards to illustrate requirements and experiences

  • Enter details in the storyboards to show the requirements and experiences along with including requirements in Visual Studio Online.

  • Use the Kanban board to work with the product backlog

  • Work with the product backlog using the Kanban board.

  • Record estimates in your requirement types

  • Keep your requirement types up to date with estimates through documentation

  • Plan and run a sprint including tracking progress using task boards and burndown charts

  • Strategize and activate a sprint and also use burndown charts and taskboards to track progress

  • Understand a number of the quality indicators available

  • Learn the numerous available quality indicators

  • Use dashboards to view appropriate groups of reports

  • Make use of dashboards to view reports in bulk

  • Record team capacity and monitor a team’s velocity

  • Keep track of the team’s velocity and chronicle team capacity

  • Capture quality feedback from stakeholders

  • Receive quality assessment from stakeholders

  • Configure alerts and notifications for team members

  • Set up team alerts and notifications

  • Understand the out-of-the-box reports and what they can tell us about our project

  • Make use of the out-of-the-box reports to identify and understand more about the project

  • Create ad hoc reports using Microsoft Excel

  • Make proper use of Microsoft Excel to create ad hoc reports

Audience: 

This course is intended for:

  • Project Managers, Scrum masters, Business Analysts and team leaders looking to effectively manage their development projects using either Visual Studio Team Services or Team Foundation Server 2015.

Prerequisites:

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

Suggested prerequisites courses:

  • DevOps Using Visual Studio TFS Team Foundation Server 2015 (DevOps-VS-TFS)

  • Introduction to Web Development Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (MS-10267)

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    BrandMicrosoft
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    TechnologyMicrosoft
    Learning StyleVirtual Classroom
    DifficultyBeginner
    Course Duration3 Days
    LanguageEnglish
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