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ALMI17 - TFS 2017 Immersion

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Course Description

This five-day immersion course is designed to get your entire team working efficiently with Microsoft’s Application Lifecycle Management solution based around Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2017 or Visual Studio Team Services. The course is divided into different topics on each of the days to help you gain a complete understanding of the features and capabilities of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2017.

 

This class is designed for individuals or complete development teams who need to learn how to use Visual Studio 2017 and Team Foundation Server 2017 for Agile software development. This course covers team development, managing projects, Agile development, Agile testing, and DevOps.

 

This course can also be taught onsite at your facilities and can be customized to meet the needs of your specific team members. This course includes hands-on labs to reinforce practical skills and ensure you’re ready to use the tools on your return to your workplace.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the full feature set of Microsoft’s Application Lifecycle Management suite
  • Create team projects and team project collections as appropriate for their environment
  • Understand how work item tracking can be used across the entire team
  • Create custom work item queries and notifications
  • Use a variety of clients to interact with team members and TFS
  • Use the version control system to maintain source code as well as branch and merge code
  • Improve code using the code review workflow in My Work
  • Create automated builds and automate the execution of unit tests
  • Manage projects using the Agile planning tools
  • Create portfolio backlogs to help manage large projects
  • Manage work in teams including sprints and backlogs
  • Create test plans, test suites, and test cases
  • Perform a variety of testing using Microsoft Test Manager and the Test Hub
  • Raise information-rich bugs and verify them once resolved
  • Perform exploratory testing
  • Create and modify builds to include automated testing and deployment
  • Deploy software using Release Management
  • Configure Application Insights to monitor your applications

Course Audience

This class is designed for all team members looking to effectively use the team-oriented features provided by Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 and Team Foundation Server 2017. This includes developers, testers, business analysts, and build and release staff.

Course Outline

​Day One: Team Development


 


Module 1.1: Introducing Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 and TFS 2017


What’s new in Visual Studio 2017

Overview of the Visual Studio 2017 family

A lap around Visual Studio Team Services

 


Module 1.2: Organizing Work with Team Projects


Organizing projects in TFS or VSTS

Understanding process templates

Creating a new team project

Setting team project properties

 


Module 1.3: Managing Work Using Work Items


Overview of work items

Traceability between work items

Searching and creating custom queries

Work item charting and pinning charts

Work item tagging

Configuring project notifications

 


Module 1.4: Integrating the Team Using Different Clients


Using Team Explorer

Using Microsoft Excel to create and manage work items

Team Web Access

Third-party clients

 


Day Two: Managing Agile Projects


 


Module 2.1: Creating Our Product Backlog


Examining requirement types

Creating backlog items

Creating requirement hierarchies using features and epics

The importance of acceptance criteria

 


Module 2.2: Agile Estimation


Introduction to estimation

Using story points

Planning Poker and other popular estimation techniques

Adding your estimates to work items

 


Module 2.3: Working from the Product Backlog


Introducing the Kanban board

Entering and editing details on the Kanban board

Customizing columns including using split columns and limiting WIP

Recording our Definition of Done (DoD)

Understanding the Cumulative Flow Diagram

 


Module 2.4: Working in Sprints


Specifying your sprint schedule and team capacity

Selecting items for the sprint backlog using forecasting

Decomposing requirements into tasks

Using burndown charts to track progress

Monitoring work using the task board

Working with unparented work items

 


Module 2.5: Creating and Customizing Reports


Overview of reporting architecture

Reviewing the out-of-the-box reports

Adding new reports

Creating ad hoc reports using Excel

 


Day Three: Agile Development


 


Module 3.1: TFS Version Control Concepts


Version control in Visual Studio

Version control terminology

A closer look at workspaces

Changesets and shelvesets

 


Module 3.2: Using Team Foundation Version Control


The Source Control Explorer

Getting code into TFVC

Understanding the Pending Changes experience

Linking changesets to work items

Locking files in TFVC

 


Module 3.3: Configuring an Effective Version Control Environment


Working with workspaces

Setting team-project-wide source control settings

Check-in policies

Backward compatibility using the MSSCCI provider

 


Module 3.4: Branching and Merging


Defining a branching strategy

How to branch

Branch visualization and tracking changes

Merging and resolving conflicts

Custom differencing tools

 


Module 3.5: Unit Testing and Code Quality Tools


Unit testing in Visual Studio

Visual Studio Test Explorer

Code metrics

Static code analysis

 


Day Four: Agile Testing


 


Module 4.1: Creating Your First Test Plan


Creating a test plan

Creating test suites

Mapping requirements to tests

Mapping effort to specific builds

Configuring test settings including data collectors

 


Module 4.2: Authoring Test Cases


Creating and managing test cases

Creating reusable shared steps

Databinding our test cases

Using shared parameters

 


Module 4.3: Executing Test Cases


Assigning a test case to a tester

Navigating the Microsoft Test Runner

Recording reliable action recordings

Test Case Fast Forward

 


Module 4.4: Raising and Verifying Bugs


Raising a bug from the Microsoft Test Runner

Viewing bug states

Verifying a bug fix

 


Module 4.5: Exploratory Testing


What is exploratory testing?

Tools for exploratory testing

Creating bugs and test cases from exploratory tests

 


Day Five: DevOps


 


Module 5.1: An Overview of DevOps


Demystifying the DevOps buzzword

Understanding DevOps value

How the Microsoft stack supports DevOps

 


Module 5.2: Continuous Integration and Build Automation


Understanding the build infrastructure

Creating new build definitions

Configuring continuous integration

Build customization

Working with legacy XAML builds

 


Module 5.3: Release Management


Creating a release pipeline

Overview of deployment options

Configuring continuous deployment

Deploying applications to Azure

 


Module 5.4: Continuous Testing


Configuring automated testing

Web tests and load tests

 


Module 5.5: Monitoring Your Application Using Application Insights


Overview of Application Insights

Adding Application Insights to your web application

Tracking usage data

Viewing Application Insights data in the portal​

Course Prerequisites

Attendees should be familiar with the needs of a software development team and the basic processes they would follow. Familiarity with Visual Studio and the basic use of Team Foundation Server or Visual Studio Team Services would be a benefit.

Course Schedule
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