Application Lifecycle Management using Visual Studio 2013

מק"ט: #5453 | משך קורס: 24 שעות אק'

This three-day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to effectively use the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools found in Visual Studio and on-premises Team Foundation Server to plan, track, design, develop, test, and deliver business value in the form of working software. The course demonstrates to developers, testers, product owners, project managers, architects, testers, and release managers the value of the various ALM features and capabilities found in throughout Visual Studio.

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  • Visual Studio’s ALM tools and capabilities
  • Creating storyboards in PowerPoint
  • TFS components and architecture
  • Conducting and tracking a code review
  • Using the TFS Administration Console
  • Understanding and using version control
  • Planning and creating team project collections
  • Writing and executing .NET unit tests
  • Planning and creating team projects
  • Integrating 3rd party unit testing tools (i.e. NUnit)
  • Process templates and their purpose
  • Using code analysis and code metrics
  • Using the respective process template
  • Using code clone analysis to find duplicate code
  • Managing and securing a team project
  • Using IntelliTrace to troubleshoot and diagnose
  • Creating and querying work items
  • Using Performance Profiler
  • Understanding and using work item hierarchies
  • Test case management using Test Manager (MTM)
  • Using Agile tools to plan and track work
  • Planning, creating, and executing manual/UI tests
  • Manage a product backlog using Team Web Access
  • Using coded UI tests to automate UI testing
  • Manage a Sprint Backlog using Team Web Access
  • Testing web applications
  • Using UML to model and describe a system
  • Putting tests under load
  • Using layer diagrams and sequence diagrams
  • Understanding and using Team Foundation Build
  • Using Architecture Explorer to explore code
  • Configuring build controllers and agents
  • Obtaining stakeholder feedback
  • Automating the building and testing of a project

קהל יעד

This course is intended for current software development professionals who are involved in building .NET applications. Regardless of the student’s role, he or she will be able to learn and get hands-on experience with all of the pertinent ALM features of Visual Studio.

תנאי קדם

Before attending this course, the student should have experience working on a software development team and be familiar with that team’s ALM processes, practices, and tools. Additionally, students should:

  • Have familiarity with their development process
  • Have used Visual Studio (any modern version)
  • Have familiarity with distributed application design
  • Be able to read and understand requirements
  • Be able to read and understand C# .NET code (all source code will be provided)
  • Understand the Microsoft Windows operating system and security basics


This module introduces Visual Studio ALM, including an overview of the various editions and components.

  • Challenges facing development teams
  • ALM overview
  • ALM support in Visual Studio
  • TFS overview
  • Features and capabilities by edition and role


This module introduces team projects and the tasks required to plan, create and configure them.

  • The Project Administrator role
  • Team project collections
  • Team projects
  • Creating a team project
  • Configuring and managing a team project


This module shows how Visual Studio uses process templates to enact a variety of processes. Students will learn how to create, query, and manage work items in various ways.

  • Software development methodologies
  • Agile vs. formal processes
  • Process templates
  • Work item types
  • Work item categories
  • Work item links and hierarchies
  • Creating and managing work items
  • The Agile tools in Team Web Access


This module introduces Team Foundation Version Control and its benefits. Students will learn how to setup workspaces and perform the various version control operations.

  • TFS Version Control overview
  • Visual Studio integration
  • Types of workspaces
  • Source Control Explorer
  • Get, check-out, check-in, label
  • Managing and resolving conflicts
  • Branching and merging overview
  • Git Integration


This module introduces the various architecture tools found in the Ultimate edition of Visual Studio. Students will learn how to explore existing code and use various models and diagrams.

  • Architect activities
  • Directed Graph Modeling Language
  • Exploring existing code
  • Architecture Explorer
  • UML models and diagrams
  • Sequence diagrams
  • Layer diagrams


This module focuses on the tools and techniques that a high-performance team should use and practice when collaborating.

  • Using the My Work window
  • Suspending and resuming work
  • Shelving and unshelving changes
  • Creating storyboards in PowerPoint
  • Reviewing code in Visual Studio
  • Providing feedback using the client
  • Using a Team Room

This module introduces the tools that help improve code quality, such as unit tests, code analysis, code metrics, code clone analysis, application profiling, and IntelliTrace.

  • Programming vs. testing activities
  • Unit testing and code coverage
  • Test-Driven Development overview
  • Code analysis and code metrics
  • Code clone analysis
  • Application profiling
  • IntelliTrace
  • CodeLens


This module introduces the various testing tools and practices that can be used to help ensure that applications meet their requirements and are free of defects.

  • Types of tests
  • Web performance tests
  • Load tests
  • Microsoft Test Manager (MTM)
  • Test plans, test suites, and test cases
  • Manual tests
  • Web-based test case management
  • Coded UI tests
  • Exploratory tests


This module introduces the architecture and usage of Team Foundation Build. Students will learn how to define builds, queue them manually or based on a trigger and review the finished builds.

  • Team Foundation Build
  • The build process
  • Build definitions and templates
  • View, manage and queue builds
  • Build reports
  • Automating Team Foundation Build
  • Continuous Integration (CI)