Exploring Agile planning with Azure Boards
Azure Boards is a service provided by Microsoft as part of the Azure DevOps service. It provides a set of features and capabilities for managing the entire life cycle of the software project. It includes tools for managing Work Items, Sprints, and Backlogs. Moreover, it provides end-to-end predefined and customizable dashboards, allowing us to dig deeper into the big picture of the project's activities, alongside essential KPIs and metrics, to understand how the project is progressing.
Let's start by exploring the core features of Azure Boards.
Introducing Work Items
Work Items are the core components in Azure DevOps and can help our Agile team manage their daily work, organize Sprints, and prioritize tasks in Backlogs. A Work Item can be a general task, an issue, or a requirement. The following screenshot shows the landing page of Work Items: