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Getting Started with Azure DevOps – Views

Azure DevOps can help you successfully manage a project. This blog highlights its many useful views including Work Items, Boards, Backlogs, Sprint, and more!
Managing Team Capacity
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Getting Started with Azure DevOps – Team Setup & Managing Capacity

Once you have picked a process template, decided to use area paths, and set up your sprints and schedule, then it’s time to set up your team and their capacity.
Agile Sprints
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Getting Started with Azure DevOps – Sprints

Once you've chosen your process template and area paths, it's time to set up your sprints! See how to create them, name them, and share them with your team.
Getting started
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Getting Started with Azure DevOps – Area Paths Tips

Most business analysts aren't even aware that the Area Path feature exists within Azure DevOps. Here's what it is and how it can be used.
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Getting Started with Azure DevOps – Template Tips

Azure DevOps includes 4 basic Process/System Templates to choose from. This is one of the first steps in setting up your system. But which one is right for you?
Writing user stories
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Agile User Story Splitting – Vague Words + MVP to Enhanced

Two more great ways of splitting User Stories is by watching for vague, general, or generic words - plus identifying must-have aspects of the User Story.
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Agile User Story Splitting: Error Handling & Logic + Interface Variations

Two more options for splitting agile user stories is by error handling and logic, as well as by creating multiple versions of an interface.
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Agile User Story Splitting by Split Conditions + Major Effort

Two more options for splitting agile user stories is by conditional logic or words that combine conditions, and by doing one story that do most of the work.
Writing user stories
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Agile User Story Splitting by Manual vs Automated + Zero-One-Many

Two more options for splitting agile user stories is by breaking out manual processes vs automated, and by starting with an empty set, then one, then many.
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Agile User Story Splitting by Dummy-Real and Static-Dynamic Data

If getting real data is slowing you down, you can split your agile stories along the line of fake data (and hook into the real data later) and static data.
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