Professional Scrum Developer Using Visual Studio 2015

This Professional Scrum Developer training class is a unique and intensive three-day experience intended for anyone involved in software development. The course guides teams on how to turn product requirements into business value in the form of potentially releasable increments of software. This is done using the Scrum framework, Visual Studio, and modern Agile development practices.

This course is suitable for any member of a Scrum Development Team, such as those who develop tests, architecture, design, schema, or code. Entire teams are encouraged to attend this course and experience the positive effects of collaborating inside of a timebox according to their definition of done. Each team must be cross-functional, ensuring it has the necessary skills. Product Owners, Scrum Masters, stakeholders, and those evaluating Scrum's effectiveness are welcome to attend, but keep in mind that every attendee will be expected to participate and collaborate equally, working towards the achievement of their team's goals.

  1. Learn fundamentals of the Scrum frameworks.
  2. Learn Application Lifecycle Management concepts and tools.
  3. Learn about refining the product backlogs.
  4. Learn about Agile testing.
  5. Learn about emergent architectures.
  6. Learn to work with quality code.
  7. Work through Scrum challenges.
  1. Fundamentals of the Scrum framework Emergent Architecture
    1. Scrum roles, artifacts, and events
    2. Complementary development practices
  2. Application Lifecycle Management
    1. Visual Studio ALM Tools
    2. Visual Studio Scrum process template
    3. Team Web Access Agile planning tools
    4. TFVC or Git version control
    5. Branching and merging for Scrum Teams
    6. Support for various release models
  3. Refining the Product Backlog
    1. Defining and assuring quality
    2. Definition of done
    3. Reporting bugs
    4. In-Sprint vs. out-of-sprint bugs
    5. INVEST and 3C techniques
    6. Agile estimation
    7. Wall estimation and Planning Poker techniques
  4. Agile Testing
    1. Testing in parallel with coding
    2. Development, acceptance, and exploratory testing
    3. Unit testing in Visual Studio
    4. Test-Driven Development
    5. Analyzing code coverage
    6. Acceptance testing in Visual Studio
    7. Microsoft Test Manager
    8. Acceptance Test-Driven Development
  5. Emergent Architecture
    1. Fitness (fit) for purpose
    2. Avoiding upfront requirements and design
    3. Developing in slices, not layers
    4. Minimizing documentation
  6. Quality Code
    1. Quality code == quality software
    2. SOLID principles
    3. Clean code == quality code
    4. Code and test smells
    5. Code quality support in Visual Studio
    6. Code Analysis, Code Metrics, Code Clone Analysis
    7. Continuous Integration (CI)
    8. Automating builds with Team Foundation Build
    9. CI support in Team Foundation Build
    10. Continuous feedback and related tools
    11. Refactoring and refactoring tools
    12. Technical debt and how to pay it back
  7. Scrum Challenges
    1. Getting done and avoiding undone work
    2. Running experiments (spikes)
    3. Cross-functional team collaboration
    4. Not changing Scrum
    5. Overcoming common dysfunctions and case studies
    6. Working with challenging team members
    7. Improving productivity
    8. Becoming a high-performance Scrum Team
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:

  • This course assumes that each student has read the Scrum Guide, has a basic understanding of Scrum, and is using Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise edition.
Preparing for Class

Training for your Team

Length: 3 Days
  • Private Class for your Team
  • Online or On-location
  • Customizable
  • Expert Instructors

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