Applied Scrum Using Visual Studio 2013

Achieving success in your software development projects requires understanding of both your development tools and processes. This course is ideal for getting your entire team pointing in the same direction and using Visual Studio as effectively as possible.

This 3-day course blends training in both the Scrum Framework and Microsoft Visual Studio 2013. It teaches teams the core concepts of Scrum, as well as how to apply them in a practical, hands-on way using Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013.

The course features modules on the latest version of the official Scrum Guide to offer the absolute latest guidance available. The modules on Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server have been written for Visual Studio Update 2 and will be updated as Microsoft releases subsequent Visual Studio updates.

While the course labs are done using a local TFS server, the content is equally applicable to Microsoft’s Visual Studio Online offering.

Course Outline

  • Understand the benefits of using the Scrum Framework
  • Be able to create a new Scrum team project in TFS 2013
  • Be able to conduct the various Scrum ceremonies
  • Be able to plan their releases and sprints using TFS 2013
  • Be able to record and prioritize user stories in TFS 2013
  • Understand their role in sprint planning meetings
  • Understand how to use the taskboard and Agile planning tools in TFS 2013
  • Become familiar with Poker Planning and how to improve their estimations
  • Use Visual Studio 2013 to self-select tasks from the sprint backlog
  • Use Microsoft Test Manager 2013 to get started with Agile testing
  • Appreciate how Release Management can assist the team in releasing their increments

Audience

This course is ideal for getting your entire team pointing in the same direction and using Visual Studio as effectively as possible.