Professional Scrum Development with Azure DevOps

Author: Richard Hundhausen

Publisher: Microsoft Press (2021-02-25)

9780136789123

Master proven processes for improving development with Scrum and Azure DevOps

This guide can help any development team plan, track, and manage work far more effectively, by combining todays leading agile framework (Scrum) and Microsofts ALM/DevOps toolset (Azure DevOps). Renowned Scrum expert Richard Hundhausen thoroughly covers team formation, backlogs, Sprints, test plans, collaboration, flow, continuous improvement, Azure Boards, Azure Test Plans, and the real-world tradeoffs associated with DevOps. Throughout, youll find practical, in-the-trenches tips from experienced Professional Scrum Developers. To make this guide even more valuable, Hundhausen has organized it to complement Scrum.orgs popular Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) program, which he created with Scrum.orgs Ken Schwaber, author of this books Foreword.

Professional Scrum Trainer Richard Hundhausen shows how to:

  • Deepen your understanding of the Scrum framework and Professional Scrum as based on the 2020 Scrum Guide.

  • Provide proven work item planning and tracking, and quickly drive value from Azure Boards

  • Improve your Scrum pre-game: the tasks youll perform before your first Sprint

  • Use Azure DevOps to create and manage backlogs, plan Sprints, and collaborate throughout them

  • Improve at scale with Scaled Professional Scrum and the Nexus scaled Scrum framework

  • Recognize which practices are still most efficiently performed without tools

  • Define and optimize team flow, overcome common dysfunctions, and evolve into a high-performance Professional Scrum Team

About This Book

  • For everyone who works with or relies on Scrum, including developers, designers, architects, testers, business analysts, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, managers, and other stakeholders

  • Focuses primarily on using Scrum for software products, but can support development of adaptive solutions for any complex problem performance Professional Scrum Team