Microsoft Azure DevOps – Boards

Hi All,


Background: We have started discussing Azure DevOps. In last 10 articles of Azure DevOps we discussed

In this article we will move ahead and will discuss Boards and its features bit. In upcoming articles we will discuss every features in depth.

Take away from this article: At the end of this article we will got to know about Azure Boards and its features.

Details :

What is Azure Boards? Azure Boards is the interface which allows us to manage our

  • Work items (Epic, Tasks, Issues / bugs)
  • Boards
  • Backlogs
  • Sprints
  • Queries
Azure DevOps - Boards
Fig : Azure DevOps – Boards

These are core features of Azure Boards. Lets discuss these features shortly here and in depth in upcoming separate articles.

  • Work items (Epic, Tasks, Issues / bugs)
    • All work in Azure Boards is managed through Work items
    • In work items we add the tasks / issues / epics
    • Each work item has states (New, Active, Closed and so on) to track the progress
Fig : Azure DevOps – Boards – Work items
  • Boards
    • Each project have per-configured Kanban board
    • We could very easily customize board
    • Boards support card customization, conditional formatting, filtering and so on
Azure DevOps - Boards - Boards
Fig : Azure DevOps – Boards – Boards
  • Backlogs
    • Planning tool
    • Allows us to create User stories, product backlogs, requirements
    • We could add details, descriptions, priorities and estimates
    • Easy assignments of respective product backlogs to the team members
    • Group backlog items
Azure DevOps - Boards - Backlogs
Fig : Azure DevOps – Boards – Backlogs
  • Sprints
    • Sprint comes with Taskboard, Backlogs, Capacity and Analysis tools
    • Allow to create new work items
    • These tool helps to implement scrum practices
    • We can monitor our burndown
Azure DevOps - Boards - Sprints
Fig : Azure DevOps – Boards – Sprints
  • Queries
    • One of the most powerful feature
    • Its very simple to create queries and pin them to dashboard.
    • For example, I’ll just create query to see my tasks
Azure DevOps - Boards - Queries
Fig : Azure DevOps – Boards – Queries

Next Article : In next article we will discuss first feature – Azure Boards – Work items in depth

We have very good series going on Azure DevOps. Please have a look once –

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