In the second episode of our series on Azure DevOps (ADO), we discuss the importance of determining a sprint cadence for your project or product and how that sprint cadence can be used within ADO. Sprints are a great way to determine how much time you have to get work items complete. You’ll learn a lot about your team and how to structure sprints by monitoring burn down rates and how many story points you finish in a sprint. 🏃🏽♂️🏃♀️
We dive into using sprint views and configurations within ADO, and how you might use backlogs and board views instead. 🗓️
If you want to learn more about managing your products or projects within ADO while working within sprints, this episode is for you!
Come back again next week for another episode on ADO that covers everyone’s favorite topic, ADOPTION. How do you get your team to use ADO effectively? 🤔Come back to find out! 😉
Azure DevOps is a collaboration tool: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/user-guide/what-is-azure-devops?view=azure-devops
Whare are Sprints: https://www.atlassian.com/agile/scrum/sprints
Set up an Azure DevOps sprint: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/boards/sprints/define-sprints?view=azure-devops
Setting a sprint cadence: https://agilityfeat.com/blog/2013/04/agile-cadence/
What day of the week should you start a sprint: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/dont-start-your-sprint-on-mondays-308fcc982e0c
Using the burndown chart in Azure DevOps: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/report/dashboards/burndown-guidance?view=azure-devops
Differences with the sprint & board views in Azure DevOps: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/boards/sprints/scrum-key-concepts?view=azure-devops
Effectively using the Backlog: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/boards/backlogs/best-practices-product-backlog?view=azure-devops
Azure DevOps statuses and how to use them: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/boards/work-items/workflow-and-state-categories?view=azure-devops&tabs=agile-process
The fun stuff!
Midwestern accents and the words tag/bag: https://www.wuwm.com/news/2017-10-20/bag-or-bay-g-understanding-wisconsins-accent-as-best-we-can