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Agile Project Management: Comparing Agile Tools

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Overview

Explore the strengths and weaknesses of different agile software tools, including Excel, Jira, Team Foundation Server, VersionOne, Agile Central, and AgilityHealth.

Agile is an exciting way to quickly deliver higher-quality products to your customer. New agile tools are emerging every day. This course helps you compare the strengths and capabilities of several different agile software tools, including Microsoft Excel, Atlassian JIRA, VersionOne, Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), CA Agile Central (formerly Rally), and Agility Health. You'll see the advantages of simple tools like spreadsheets versus more complex solutions like complete product management packages. This course helps project managers, software developers, and other professionals determine which tool is the best fit for their team. Agile expert Doug Rose provides a fast-paced tour and an unvarnished look at what some of the tools get right and what some get wrong. Doug concludes each section with suggested strategies for selecting the right tool for your team—always remembering that no tool should ever overshadow the core values outlined in the agile manifesto.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Explore agile tool options for your projects
  • What you should know
1. Evaluating Different Tools
  • Remember agile values
  • Making tough choices
  • Existing in the cloud
2. Microsoft Excel
  • Seeing the benefits of Excel
  • Create a backlog with Excel
  • Show progress with Excel
3. Atlassian: JIRA
  • Log into JIRA
  • Build a backlog in JIRA
  • Set up sprints in JIRA
  • Create tasks in JIRA
  • Configure your taskboard in JIRA
  • Use epics in JIRA
  • End the sprint in JIRA
  • See the team's velocity in JIRA
  • Summary of JIRA
4. VersionOne
  • Log into VersionOne
  • Review the VersionOne layout
  • Portfolio planning in VersionOne
  • Add features in VersionOne
  • Import your backlog in VersionOne
  • Prioritize user stories in VersionOne
  • Manage requests in VersionOne
  • Create a release in VersionOne
  • Plan a sprint in VersionOne
  • Task out stories in VersionOne
  • Generate reports in VersionOne
  • Summary of VersionOne
5. Microsoft Azure
  • An overview of Azure DevOps
  • How to create an Azure DevOps account
  • Select the Scrum process
  • How to start a product backlog
  • Organize the stories on a backlog board
  • How to add stories to sprints
  • Create tasks for the sprint Taskboard
  • Use the dashboard to track progress
  • Advice on how to use Azure DevOps
6. CA Agile Central (formerly Rally)
  • Log in with Rally
  • Set up the workspace in Rally
  • Create a dashboard in Rally
  • Create sprints in Rally
  • Import the backlog in Rally
  • Release planning in Rally
  • Sprint planning in Rally
  • Work with the taskboard in Rally
  • Run reports in Rally
  • Summary of Rally
7. AgilityHealth
  • Log into AgilityHealth
  • Understand your AgilityHealth radar
  • Poll the team in AgilityHealth
  • Check team analytics in AgilityHealth
8. Deciding What to Use
  • Identify a few tools
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Doug Rose

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