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This course provides the foundational knowledge that is required to effectively design and implement an agile work management approach in Azure DevOps. You will learn about project metrics and key performance indicators, or KPIs, and how they relate to DevOps projects. The course then moves on to how to mentor team members on Agile practices, as well as in-team and cross-team collaboration. You’ll learn how to achieve effective collaboration through cultural changes, cross-functional team collaboration, and tooling. The course comes to an end by looking at the steps and requirements required for creating organizational structures for Agile practices.
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- Understand the metrics and KPIs used in Azure DevOps, and the benefits they bring
- Learn how Agile methods can be applied to teams through the use of mentoring and in-team and cross-team collaboration
- Understand the tools and processes necessary for Agile practices
- Understand the difference between horizontal and vertical teams
This course is intended for:
- Students preparing for Microsoft's AZ-400 exam
- Anyone wanting to increase their understanding of Agile work practices in an Azure DevOps context
To get the most from this course, you should have a basic understanding of Microsoft Azure and DevOps concepts.
Congratulations, you've come to the end of Designing and Implementing an Agile Work Management Approach. Let's review what you've learned.
We started things off by looking at project metrics and key performance indicators, or KPIs. You learned about some of the more commonly used metrics and KPIs as they relate to DevOps projects. We reviewed metrics and KPIs that produce faster outcomes, improve efficiency, ensure quality and security, and ensure a positive workforce culture.
We then took a look at what goes into properly mentoring team members on Agile practices, where you learned what skills are necessary to coach and mentor on Agile practices.
Later on, we dove into in-team and cross-team collaboration. You learned how to achieve effective collaboration through cultural changes, cross-functional team collaboration, and tooling.
After learning about collaboration, you learned about tools and processes that are necessary for Agile practices. We looked at physical tools, project management tools, and even touched on-screen recording tools.
We wrapped up by covering the steps and requirements for creating organizational structures for Agile practices. More specifically, we compared horizontal teams versus vertical teams.
At this point, you should have the foundational knowledge that is required to effectively design and implement an Agile work management approach.
To learn more about designing and implementing an Agile work management approach, you can, and should, read Microsoft's published documentation. You should also keep an eye out for new courses on Cloud Academy because we're always publishing new ones. Be sure to give this course a rating, and if you have any questions or comments, please let us know. As always, thanks for watching and happy learning.
- Course Introduction
- Project Metrics and KPIs
- Mentoring Team Members on Agile Practices
- In-Team and Cross-Team Collaboration
- Tools and Processes for Agile Practices
- Creating Organizational Structures for Agile Practices
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