In order to jump start the process of streamlining your development pipeline and creating a culture of continuous improvement, you need to equip yourself with practical things you can implement right away, Start with those and work your way from there. These Microsoft Virtual Academy courses will get you started.
Using Kanban Jump Start
Experts Steven Borg and Cheryl Hammond show you, in very practical ways, how to move beyond boards to see how Kanban can help focus your teams on the flow of value to your customers, help you identify and remove bottlenecks in your development pipeline, and most importantly, shift your organizational culture toward creative problem-solving at all levels.
Using Git with Visual Studio 2013 Jump Start
In this demo-focused session, find out more about the excitement around Git—the wildly popular source control system. Experts Steven Borg and James Tupper give you a fundamental understanding of Git, show how it differs from other systems, and explore the benefits of using Git with Visual Studio Online and Windows Azure.
Fundamentals of Lean Software Delivery Jump Start
Have you ever wondered why agile works? Do you want to go beyond the Agile Manifesto and examine the theoretical underpinnings of the agile movement? Get the facts on lean software development as experts Steven Borg and Andrew Clear go beyond the rhetoric.
Enterprise Agility Is Not an Oxymoron Jump Start
Agility allows you to be more responsive and more innovative, which makes you more competitive. But your non-technical leadership might not know that the "agile" you talk about and the business benefits they wish for are the same thing. In this session, experts Steven Borg and Cheryl Hammond show you how to scale up proven practices for team agility into a vision that makes sense at the C-level: not just CTO but also CIO, CEO, and beyond.
DevOps - Visual Studio Release Management Jump Start
Developers and Project Managers, do you wonder how to implement DevOps principles to resolve delivery challenges? In this session, you’ll be equipped with the necessary skills to build an effective release pipeline with the Release Management functionality provided by Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.