Managing Agile Projects Using TFS 2015 or VSTS Training

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Course Description

Visual Studio Online (VSO) provides a set of collaboration tools that teams can use to deliver value in the form of working software. VSO supports teams and projects of all shapes and sizes. This one day course will show you how to configure and use Visual Studio Online so that a team can plan and track its development work. Students work in teams, on a common case study, in a common team project.
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)


Having some project management and software development experience, either as a team member or as a project manager, is recommended. Experience with Agile software development, Scrum, and Visual Studio are also helpful, but not required. Attendees should read and be familiar with the Scrum Guide.

Course Outline


Module1 – Team Projects

  • Visual Studio Online overview
  • Team Web Access
  • Planning and creating a team project
  • Securing and configuring a team project
  • Teams, profiles, and alerts
  • Lab

Module 2 – Capturing Requirements

  • Areas and iterations
  • Scrum process template overview
  • Work items, characteristics, and categories
  • Product Backlog page
  • Product Backlog Item vs. Bug work item type
  • Portfolio management, linking work items, hierarchies
  • Kanban board
  • Tagging, querying, and charting work items
  • Lab

Module 3 – Planning and Tracking a Sprint

  • Setting up a new sprint
  • Forecasting work in the Product Backlog
  • Creating a sprint backlog
  • The Task Board and the Task work item type
  • Tracking daily work and other activities
  • Web-based test case management
  • Creating a test plan for the sprint
  • Lab

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