Agile Work Management
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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.
Hello and welcome to Designing and Implementing an Agile Work Management Approach. My name is Thomas Mitchell and I'll be taking you through this course. I'm an Azure instructor at Cloud Academy and I have over 25 years of IT experience, several of those with cloud technologies.
If you have any questions about this course, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course is intended for those who are preparing for the AZ-400 exam. To get the most from this course, you should have a basic understanding of Microsoft Azure and of DevOps concepts.
We're going to start things off by looking at project metrics and key performance indicators, or KPIs. You'll learn about some of the more commonly used metrics and KPIs as they relate to DevOps projects.
We will then review metrics and KPIs that produce faster outcomes, improve efficiency, ensure quality and security, and ensure a positive workforce culture.
We'll then take a look at what goes into properly mentoring team members on Agile practices, where you will learn what skills are necessary to coach and mentor on Agile practices.
Later on, we'll dive into in-team and cross-team collaboration. You'll learn how to achieve effective collaboration through cultural changes, cross-functional team collaboration, and tooling.
After learning about collaboration, you'll learn about tools and processes that are necessary for Agile practices. We'll look at physical tools, project management tools, and screen recording tools.
We'll wrap things up by covering the steps and requirements for creating organizational structures for Agile practices. More specifically, we'll compare horizontal teams with vertical teams.
By the time you finish this course, you should have the foundational knowledge that's required to effectively design and implement an Agile work management approach. We'd love to get your feedback on this course, so please give it a rating when you're finished.
If you're ready to learn about designing and implementing an agile work management approach, let's get started.
- 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
Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.
In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.