Training

We provide classroom training and seminars on a variety of topics related to Visual Studio 2013 (VS2013), Team Foundation Server 2013 (TFS2013), and Scrum.

Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) for Teams

This 2-day course prepares teams to effectively use Scrum through a combination of hands-on exercises and lecture.  Rather than coaching teams back from a poorly functioning Scrum implementation, PSF exposes these common missteps, increases the awareness of the associated symptoms, and provides prescriptive guidance to avoid going off track.  If you’re looking to get hands-on training for how to do Scrum or you’re looking to boost your skills to eventually become a Scrum Master, this is the course for you.  (syllabus)

Professional Scrum Developer (PSD)

This 3-day course teaches teams how to do Scrum with Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012. In this course, we’ll instruct students on how to work in a team, using modern software engineering practices, to develop an increment of potentially releasable functionality using a specific technology platform. Students learn to do so within the Scrum framework doing iterative incremental development. Classes are exercise-driven, with students working in self-organizing teams to develop “done” increments from Product Backlog items.  (syllabus)

Team Foundation Server 2013

This 2-day course will help jump start your team’s use of Team Foundation Server 2013.  Team Foundation Server (TFS) is more than just version control!
We’ll start with version control and move on to cover TFS builds, project planning and tracking using TFS Work Items, Scrum & Agile Projects, QA testing and Virtual Lab Management using Microsoft Test Manager, Storyboarding with TFS & PowerPoint, and finally gathering and tracking customer feedback using Feedback Manager.  Along the way, we’ll also discuss setup, the features of TFS Source Control (including branching & merging), and using Visual Studio & TFS to enforce code quality and manage code reviews.  This course is typically 2 days but can be customized for individual customers to be as short as 0.5 days.  (syllabus)

Test-Driven Development with Visual Studio 2013

This course is designed to give the student hands-on experience and knowledge for writing and maintaining applications using Unit Tests and Test-Driven Development. Throughout the course we will discuss the options, process, and motivations for unit testing and TDD and reemphasize these concepts using hands-on labs.  This course is typically 2 days but can be customized for individual customers to be as short as 0.5 days.  (syllabus)

Testing with Visual Studio 2013 and Microsoft Test Manager 2013

This 2-day course provides an overview of the testing features in Visual Studio 2013 for both developer and QA testers.  Topics include: Unit Testing, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Web Performance Testing, Load Testing, Coded UI Tests, Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), Test Suites & Plans, Bug & Defect Tracking, Automated Builds, and Lab Management.  This course is typically 2 days but can be customized for individual customers to be as short as 0.5 days.  (syllabus)