What is Azure DevOps?
Azure DevOps is a Software as a service platform offering a set of complete end-to-end tools needed for developing and deploying software on the cloud. Earlier, known as Visual Studio Online (VSO) or Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), this Microsoft offering is a centralized service that can be used for any software project.
The software development teams can leverage Azure DevOps to design projects using a single platform via Agile methodology. The several functions achieved by Azure DevOps are work item tracking, code management, applications deployment, tests management, running builds, and visualization.
Is Using Azure DevOps for Project Management Worth?
Feature of Azure DevOps Project Management
How to Use Azure DevOps for Project management?
Users can set up one or more projects, create teams, and add users to teams. These users can be put together into groups that can permit them to perform certain things such as approve builds, update code, alter the deployment process, or generate and run tests.
A project employs a process template to indicate the organization of work items. They can be placed into areas on one dimension and iterations on another. Areas are used for dividing the work logically, while iterations are for planning purposes. Once the work item gets completed, a developer will commit their code. This result triggers a build that indicates that the latest code will compile or will get prepared for deployment.
Deployment can be done either manually or automatically to one or more environments. The pipeline then runs tests automatically or manually moving to the next stage. As pipelines are completely configurable, you have the freedom to either include manual steps or automated steps depending on your organization’s specific requirements.
Why Azure DevOps?
Requirements management using Azure DevOps can easily be performed because of its following benefits: