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Agile Practices using Microsoft TFS – Elevating your Agile environment

The Agile Manifesto focuses on “individuals and interactions over processes and tools”. However many organizations, mainly large distributed organizations, find tools as the best way to reflect synchronization, status and progress between teams and different personas that work together on the same project or share organizational goals.

Microsoft TFS Agile/Portfolio is a very popular tool that organizations of different sizes use to reflect their Agile working environment. TFS is highly configurable and can be adjusted to support a variety of different agile environments.


In this course we will learn how to use TFS wisely with minimum effort for configuration to fit your organizational Agile culture.
If you find TFS configuration painful and awkward, if teams feel that using TFS is an overhead, if managers cannot get the information they need, this course is for you!

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[mk_padding_divider][mk_fancy_title size=”20″ font_family=”none”]Learning Objectives[/mk_fancy_title]
  • Understand how to use TFS Agile effectively
  • Strengthen the Agile mindset and make sure TFS supports (rather than detracts) agility in your organization.
  • Learn to use TFS as a mean to boost your agility.
  • Best practices for using TFS at the Team/Release/Program levels.
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  • This course is targeted for people who work with TFS Agile as their tool to support their Agile environment.
    • Agile champions/coaches
    • Scrum masters
[mk_padding_divider][mk_fancy_title size=”20″ font_family=”none”]Prerequisites[/mk_fancy_title]
  • Practice Agile for at least 6 months
  • Basic TFS Agile knowledge – advantage
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Introduction – Agile exercise

Basic concepts in TFS

  • Backlog hierarchy
    • Features and Epics
    • User stories, Tasks and Sub tasks
    • Bugs
  • Projects and teams (boards)

A day in a life of a Scrum Team

  • Planning – Prepare the sprint backlog
  • Daily – Focus on the right thing
  • Retrospective – Reports
  • Tips and tricks:
    • How to effectively use the team board
    • How to progress user stories automatically
    • Bug management
    • And more..

Agile at Scale

  • Feature board
  • Release (PI) status
  • Create your own dashboard
  • Release planning using TFS


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