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Agile Software Development with Team Foundation Server

COURSE TYPE

Advanced

Course Number

1816

Duration

4 Days

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About This Course: Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) is a complete Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool for developing an entire project from initial requirements to deployment. In this course, you will learn how to implement TFS, allowing your whole team to communicate and collaborate, crafting higher quality software in less time.

You Will Learn How To

  • Manage an entire software project using Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Team Services
  • Document work using features, backlog items, tasks and bugs
  • Maintain source code with Team Foundation Version Control and Git
  • Monitor progress with backlogs, Kanban boards and burndowns
  • Automate testing and deployment with continuous integration

Important Course Information

Recommended Experience:

  • Familiarity with Agile principles is helpful to the level of: Course 918, Agile Fundamentals: Scrum, Kanban, Lean & XP
  • Work experience using the iterative cycle and collaborative Agile spirit

Software:

  • This course uses Team Foundation Server 2013

Course Outline

  • Application Lifecycle Management with Team Foundation Server

Comparing traditional and Agile methodologies

  • Waterfall
  • CMMI
  • Scrum
  • XP
  • Benefiting from value-driven development
  • Scheduling releases, iterations and Sprints
  • Achieving XP best practices with TFS
  • Introducing Team Foundation Server

Surveying TFS features

  • Team collaboration
  • Process templates
  • Version control
  • Automated builds
  • Integrated tests

Evaluating TFS editions

  • Choosing Team Foundation Server vs. TFS Express
  • Exploiting Visual Studio Team Services
  • Administering Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team Services

Installing TFS

  • Planning a TFS installation
  • Creating collections with the administrative console
  • Managing project security and group membership with the Web control panel

Securing TFS projects

  • Assigning permissions to security groups
  • Adding users to teams and projects
  • Restricting user rights
  • Configuring user alerts

Creating projects for TFS and Visual Studio Team Services

  • Comparing the built-in Scrum, CMMI and Agile process templates
  • Specifying source control
  • Customizing process templates
  • Managing Work with Team Foundation Server

Mapping TFS and Agile process terms

  • Defining epics and user stories as TFS work items
  • Inputting features and backlog items
  • Estimating and prioritizing work items
  • Breaking backlog items into tasks

Organizing backlogs

  • Scheduling start and end dates for releases and Sprints
  • Assigning backlog items to iterations and team members
  • Recording work remaining and status
  • Monitoring team progress
  • Maintaining Source Code with Version Control

Collaborating on code with Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) and Git

  • Selecting centralized vs. distributed version control
  • Synchronizing local repositories with the master repository
  • Viewing project history with changesets

Connecting to TFS from Visual Studio Team Explorer

  • Checking out and checking in source code
  • Merging changesets from multiple developers
  • Branching for release management and maintenance
  • Resolving multi-user conflicts
  • Adding existing code to TFS source control

Integrating version control with client applications

  • Plugging TFVC into Windows Explorer
  • Linking TFS to Eclipse and Xcode
  • Executing TFS commands in the console
  • Achieving Continuous Integration

Creating, running and automating builds

  • Defining and scheduling builds
  • Managing releases and deployments
  • Controlling build output

Crafting quality software through continuous testing

  • Integrating unit testing into builds
  • Leveraging Visual Studio code analysis and testing tools
  • Creating TFS test scripts for manual testing
  • Documenting and tracking bugs
  • Scheduling and Monitoring Team Progress

Managing backlogs and querying TFS content

  • Assigning work to iterations
  • Querying and defining iteration backlogs
  • Visualizing work-in-progress with Kanban boards
  • Monitoring progress with burndown charts
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Tuition

Standard

$2990

Government

$2659

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

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Earn 23 Credits from NASBA

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Earn 23 PDUs


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This course qualifies for Scrum Alliance SEUs.

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