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Agile Software Development with Team Foundation Server

Duration: 4 Days
Course Price: $2,990

Develop a project from initial requirements to deployment using Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) as a complete Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool. With this training course, you will explore the features of TFS, including backlog items, Kanban boards, burndown charts, bugs, and more to achieve continuous integration with automated builds and deployment.

You Will Learn How To

  • Enhance team collaboration and craft higher quality software in less time using TFS
  • Perform check-in, check-out, branching, and merging of source code using Visual Studio
  • Define build configurations that include unit tests and deployment
  • Administer TFS projects and teams
  • Estimate, prioritize, and schedule backlog items within sprints

Develop a project from initial requirements to deployment using Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) as a complete Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool. With this training course, you will explore the features of TFS, including backlog items, Kanban boards, burndown charts, bugs, and more to achieve continuous integration with automated builds and deployment.

You Will Learn How To

  • Enhance team collaboration and craft higher quality software in less time using TFS
  • Perform check-in, check-out, branching, and merging of source code using Visual Studio
  • Define build configurations that include unit tests and deployment
  • Administer TFS projects and teams
  • Estimate, prioritize, and schedule backlog items within sprints

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

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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