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Course #:TP2908

Agile Foundation and TFS Training

Outline of Agile Foundation and TFS Training

Agile Overview

  • Introductions
  • Overview of Agile
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles
  • Lean
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Extreme Programming

The Agile Team

  • The Agile Team
  • Self-Organization
  • Agile Roles – Product Owner
  • Agile Roles – ScrumMaster
  • Agile Roles – The Team
  • Agile Roles – Customers and Stakeholders
  • Workshop

TFS Introduction

  • Login
  • TFS Overview
  • Basic Functionality
  • Initial Set-up & Configuration

Agile Product Backlogs

  • Agile Delivery Process
  • Agile Requirements Levels
  • Progressive Elaboration

User Stories

  • User Stories
  • THEME – FEATURES – EPIC - STORY
  • User Stories: Examples
  • Guidelines for User Stories
  • User Stories – I-N-V-E-S-T
  • Workshop
  • Story Mapping (Identifying Stories)
  • Workshop – Writing User Stories
  • TFS ‘Work-New Work Item’ Overview
  • TFS Workshop - Input Stories

Acceptance Criteria

  • Definition of Done
  • Documenting Acceptance Criteria
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Why Acceptance Criteria?
  • Acceptance Criteria – Example
  • Workshop – Writing Acceptance Criteria
  • TFS ‘Code’ Overview
  • TFS Workshop – Input Acceptance Criteria & Supporting Documents

Decomposing Epics

  • Breaking Down Epics
  • Techniques & Best Practices
  • Epic examples
  • Workshop - Decompose Stories
  • TFS ‘Work Item Maintenance Menu’ Overview
  • TFS Workshop – Copying, deleting, linking

User Story Gathering Techniques

  • Story Mapping
  • Value Stream Mapping

Backlog Prioritization

  • Backlog Prioritization Techniques
  • Estimating - Business Value
  • MosCow Analysis
  • Value Risk Assessments
  • TFS Workshop – Prioritize Stories
  • TFS Workshop – Generate Basic Reports

Estimating & Sizing

  • Estimating
  • Sizing Stories
  • Story Points
  • Planning Poker
  • TFS Workshop - Sizing Stories

Building a Release Plan

  • Building a Release Plan
  • Team Velocity
  • Release Planning
  • Sample Release Plan
  • TFS ‘Work Queries’ Overview
  • TFS Workshop – Generate Advanced Reporting

Backlog Grooming

  • Pre-Planning
  • Backlog Grooming
  • TFS Workshop

Iteration Planning

  • Iteration Planning
  • Break Down All Tasks
  • The Team’s Definition of ‘Done’
  • Capacity Planning
  • Tasks
  • TFS Workshop – Inputting Task, Task Boards

Iteration Execution

  • Iteration Execution
  • Sample Agile Calendar
  • Role: Time Management
  • Daily Standup
  • Task board
  • Visual Task boards
  • TFS Workshop – Managing Tasks

Advanced Metrics (1 hour)

  • Leadership Reporting
  • Leadership Reporting
  • Metrics: Burn-up Charts
  • Metrics: Burn-Dow Charts
  • Metrics: Continuations Flow Diagram
  • Lead Time\Cycle Time
  • TFS ‘Dashboard’ Overview
  • TFS Workshop – Customizing Metrics
  • TFS Workshop – Dashboard Overview

Closing out the Iteration

  • Iteration Review\Demo
  • Retrospectives
  • Workshop
  • Metrics
  • TFS Workshop – Closing the Iteration

Closing



We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
US Inquiries / 1.877.517.6540
Canadian Inquiries / 1.877.812.8887