This on-demand Jump Start training targets application development teams interested in leveraging Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) to improve their development processes and to deliver continuous value with Visual Studio 2012. The course follows the criteria for Exam 70-498 and provides accelerated preparation for this important exam in the MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management track. This fast-paced, team-taught event is tailored for seasoned developers looking to put these skills to use right away.
Instructor | Anthony Borton - ALM MVP & Scrum Developer Trainer; Steven Borg - Co-Founder and Strategist of Northwest Cadence
Associated Exam | Exam 70-498: Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle ManagementRelated Certification | MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management
This module provides an overview of the Path to MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management, and which exams are part of this certification. It focuses on the requirements and preparation necessary for taking the exams.
In this session Steven and Anthony address the value of an end-to-end view of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools and practices. They explain the benefits of fast feedback and go over strategies to reduce end-to-end cycle time, to improve software quality and how to implement and track these.
There are different roles in the ALM processes. Tune into how to implement a Scrum/Agile process, how to define a Scrum/Agile process for a team using the Microsoft Solution Framework (MSF) for CMMI Process Improvement.
The key to a successful release cycle is to plan a release by defining project-tracking and scoping it correctly. Watch this module to see tips and tricks on the best practices from two experts in the field.
In this module Anthony and Steven provide an in depth overview on the best ways to elicit requirements, how to best estimate, document, and prioritized requirements.
The success of a project requires clear understanding of success measurements. Watch this session to learn more on defining code quality indicators, how to incorporate unit testing, how to develop code and validate quality.
This module provides an overview on implementing an automated deployment process, implementing a pre-production environments and how to manage feedback between development and operations while successfully troubleshooting production issues.
Please peruse this section for additional information that supports this Jump Start event. This is an opportunity for you to dive deeper into Applying ALM with Visual Studio 2012 at your own pace.
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