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Visual Studio 2005

Optimizing the Software Development Lifecycle with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
(Microsoft Training Course: 2631) - 3 days - £1700 exc VAT



> Target Audience
This workshop provides students with the knowledge and skills to use Microsoft Visual Studio Team System tools to optimize software application development. It is intended for the five job roles that comprise a typical software application development team: project manager, infrastructure architect, solution architect, developer, and tester.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to Visual Studio Team System
  2. Setting Up an Application Development Project
  3. Designing an Application
  4. Building an Application
  5. Stabilizing an Application
  6. Deploying an Application


Module 1: Introduction to Visual Studio Team System
  • Introduction to the Woodgrove Instant Securities Portal
  • Overview of the WISP Development Lifecycle
  • The Envisioning Track
  • The Planning Track-Project Setup
  • The Planning Track-Design
  • The Building Track
  • The Stabilizing Track
  • The Deploying Track
  • The WISP Application
  • Visual Studio Team System Components
  • Demonstration: Exploring Visual Studio Team System
  • WISP Project Kickoff Discussion
  • Lab: Exploring the Resource Toolkit and GABBI
Skills
  • Identify the features of WISP.
  • Identify the tools that are included in Visual Studio Team System.
  • Use the Resource Toolkit to perform the tasks in this workshop.
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Module 2: Setting Up an Application Development Project
  • Project Setup Tasks
  • Process Methodologies Supported by Visual Studio Team System
  • Demonstration: Setting Up a Team Project
  • WISP Project Setup Review Discussion
  • Best Practices for Using Visual Studio Team System Tools to Set Up an Application Development Project
  • Lab: Setting Up the WISP Project
Skills
  • Project managers will be able to create a team project, define work items, and create a document library.
  • Infrastructure architects will be able to use Visual Studio Team System tools to create a logical datacenter diagram.
  • Solution architects will be able to use Visual Studio Team System tools to create an application diagram.
  • Developers and testers will be able to use Visual Studio Team System tools to run unit and code coverage tests.
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Module 3: Designing an Application
  • Design Tasks
  • Design Diagrams
  • What Are Source Control Policies?
  • Demonstration: Creating Design Diagrams
  • WISP Design Review Discussion
  • Best Practices for Using Visual Studio Team System Tools to Design an Application
  • Lab: Designing WISP
Skills
  • Project managers will be able to use Visual Studio Team System tools to add requirements, tasks, and document templates to a Team Portfolio Project.
  • Infrastructure architects will be able to create a logical datacenter diagram, create a deployment diagram, and use source control.
  • Solution architects will be able to create an application diagram, configure a check-in policy, use source control, upload documents to the project portal site, and manage task assignments.
  • Developers will be able to use Visual Studio Team System tools to run a static analysis test.
  • Testers will be able to use Visual Studio Team System tools to run load tests.
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Module 4: Building an Application
  • Build Tasks
  • What Is a Class Diagram?
  • The Test-Driven Development Methodology
  • Demonstration: Writing Source Code by Using the TDD Methodology
  • WISP Build Review Discussion
  • Best Practices for Using Visual Studio Team System Tools to Build an Application
  • Lab: Building WISP
Skills
  • Project managers will be able to use the predefined reports included in Visual Studio Team System.
  • Infrastructure architects will be able to use Visual Studio Team System tools to extend a logical datacenter diagram.
  • Solution architects will be able to use Visual Studio Team System tools to extend an application connection diagram.
  • Developers will be able to generate an application framework, create a class diagram, run unit tests, run code-coverage tests, use source control, and manage task assignments.
  • Testers will be able to use the predefined reports included in Visual Studio Team System.
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Module 5: Stabilizing an Application
  • Stabilization Tasks
  • The Build Process
  • Demonstration: Performing a Code Profiling Test
  • WISP Stabilization Review Discussion
  • Best Practices for Using Visual Studio Team System Tools to Stabilize an Application
  • Lab: Stabilizing WISP
Skills
  • Project managers will be able to use Visual Studio Team System to add a work item type.
  • Information architects and solution architects will be able to use the predefined reports included in Visual Studio Team System.
  • Developers will be able to use the predefined reports included in Visual Studio Team System.
  • Testers will be able to run unit tests, run code-analysis tests, run load tests, log bugs, build an application, use source control, and manage task assignments.
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Module 6: Deploying an Application
  • Deploying Tasks
  • Components of the Final Build
  • Types of Setup Projects
  • Demonstration: Creating a Build Type and Building a Team Project
  • WISP Deploying Review Discussion
  • Best Practices for Using Visual Studio Team System Tools to Deploy an Application
  • WISP Project Closing Discussion
  • Lab: Deploying WISP
Skills
  • Solution architects will be able to branch source code files, and create and test the deployment build.
  • Project managers, infrastructure architects, developers, and testers will be able to install and run the solution.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students should have the following pre-requisites:
  • Project managers should have two years of experience and should be familiar with process methodologies such as Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF).
  • Infrastructure architects should have at least five years of IT work experience.
  • Solution architects should have at least five years of IT work experience.
  • Developers should have at least one to two years of experience as developers. They should have experience in using source code versioning control tools, bug reporting, tracking, analysis tools, and possibly a unit testing suite.
  • Software test engineers should have at least one to two years of experience as a software tester.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students in each job role will be able to describe how Visual Studio Team System supports their job roles through the tracks of the software development life cycle; Project managers will be able to plan an application development project using Visual Studio Team System tools; Infrastructure and solution architects will be able to design an application using Visual Studio Team System tools; Developers will be able to develop application code using Visual Studio Team System tools; Testers will be able to stabilize application code using Visual Studio Team System tools; Solution architects will be able to create an application deployment package using Visual Studio Team System tools.