Team Foundation Server 2015: Agile Scrum Project Management Training in Sterling Heights

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Team Foundation Server 2015: Agile Scrum Project Management class in Sterling Heights, Michigan by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, Team Foundation Server 2015: Agile Scrum Project Management may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
Provided there are enough attendees, Team Foundation Server 2015: Agile Scrum Project Management may be taught at one of our local training facilities.
We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description

This course will help you get started with agile project management using Microsoft's recent releases of its marketing leading Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015, and Visual Studio Online (VSO). It will demonstrate agile concepts and how these can be implemented using TFS/VSO.
Course Length: 2 Days
Course Tuition: $1190 (US)


This course in designed for: Software Engineers, Software Product Owners, Project Managers, Scrum Masters,

Course Outline

Introduction to Application Lifecycle Management
Documentation (task break down) 
Project Duration (estimation)
Introduction to Scrum and Agile Concepts
Agile Concepts and Processes
The Scrum Master
The Product Owner
Team Members
Introduction to TFS
How TFS/VSO supports agile processes end to end
How you can customize TFS/VSO to better support your processes
TFS Work Item Tracking and Process Templates
Customizing the Process Templates in TFS
Agile Practices in TFS
How to set up an agile project from scratch
Agile Metrics in TFS
Scrum reports 
Engineering Reports
Building Custom Reports 
Agile Project Management in TFS over its lifecycle
The Release Planning 
Backlog Grooming 
The Sprint
The Sprint Planning Meeting
The Daily Scrum 
The Sprint Review 
The Sprint Retrospective 

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Gain insight and ideas from students with different perspectives and experiences.

Scrum Uses & Stats

Scrum is Used For:
Project Management Processes Maintenance Iteration
Year Created

Faster Deployment of Solutions
Because there is a continuous collaboration between stakeholders and teams, the focus on the essentials speed up the delivery process.

Gives Every Team Member a Purpose
People own and are expected to deliver on their responsibilities.

Keeps the End Goal in Mind at Every Level
With the end-goal in mind, teams stay focused and unite in their efforts

Promotes Flexibility in Order to Adapt
Close team and customer contact prompts acceptance of change, and frequent deliverables.

Faster Detection of Issues and Defects
Scrum methodology incorporates daily meetings, which helps to identify problems and resolving them in time.


Can Act As a Band-Aid to Bigger Problems
Agile has been the go to cure-method for larger issues that most of the time organizations are not able to deal with because they don’t have a neutral party to facilitate their corporate patterns, practices, policies and culture.

Can Create a Micro-Managed Environment
Practiced incorrectly, a project manager may not want to give up control and neutralize any real decision making from the team.

Not Everyone Is On Board
Although project teams may be ready for agile development, the rest of the company may not always be easily absorbed within larger more traditional organizations where there are significant amounts of rigidity or flexibility within processes, policies, or teams.

Push for Higher Performance
The push for a higher performance is even more relentless than in traditional, procedural organizations that have rigid processes or operating methods.

Not Well-Suited for Every Project
Agile may not work as intended if a customer is not clear on goals, the project manager or team is inexperienced, or if they do not function well under significant pressure.

Scrum Job Market
Average Salary
Job Count
Top Job Locations

Agile and SCRUM methodologies are practiced mostly in larger organizations that have cross-platform teams that need to be on the same page. Adoption rates vary in different industries. 


Industry                       Agile Adoption Rate

Software (ISV)               23 percent

Financial services          14 percent

Professional services     12 percent

Insurance                        6 percent

Healthcare                      6 percent

Government                    5 percent

Telecoms                         4 percent

Transportation                 4 percent

Manufacturing                 4 percent

Complimentary Skills to have along with Scrum

Agile Methodologies and Frameworks include:

ASD - DevOps - DAD - DSDM - FDD - IID - Kanban - Lean - SD - LeSS - MDD - MSF - PSP - RAD - RUP - SAFe - Scrum SEMAT TSP UP XP

The Standards and Bodies of Knowledge Include:

BABOK - CMMI - IEEE standards - ISO 9001 - ISO/IEC standards - PMBOK - SWEBOK - ITIL

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