Managing Projects Using Visual Studio Online

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 teamproject.

This course is appropriate for all members of a software development team, especially those team members actively involved with creating and refining a product backlog as well as planning work for a sprint. This course will also provide value for members outside the team (managers, Scrum Masters, coaches, stakeholders, etc.) who want a better understanding of how VSO works, what kind of information it can track, and what information can be reported.

Goals
  1. Learn to learn how to plan and create a team project.
  2. Learn to learn how to capture requirements.
  3. Learn to learn how to work with sprints.
  4. Learn to learn to track daily work and other activities.
Outline
  1. Team Projects
    1. Visual Studio Online overview
    2. Team Web Access
    3. Planning and creating a team project
    4. Securing and configuring a team project
    5. Teams, profiles, and alerts
    6. Lab
  2. Capturing Requirements
    1. Areas and iterations
    2. Scrum process template overview
    3. Work items, characteristics, and categories
    4. Product Backlog page
    5. Product Backlog Item vs. Bug work item type
    6. Portfolio management, linking work items, hierarchies
    7. Kanban board
    8. Tagging, querying, and charting work items
    9. Lab
  3. Planning and Tracking a Sprint
    1. Setting up a new sprint
    2. Forecasting work in the Product Backlog
    3. Creating a sprint backlog
    4. The Task Board and the Task work item type
    5. Tracking daily work and other activities
    6. Web-based test case management
    7. Creating a test plan for the sprint
    8. Lab
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Visual Studio class:

  • Some project management and software development experience, either as a team member or as a project manager, is recommended.
  • Attendees should read and be familiar with the Scrum Guide.

Experience in the following would be useful for this Visual Studio class:

  • Experience with Agile software development, Scrum, and Visual Studio are also helpful, but not required. .
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  • Online or On-location
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