Azure Devops Boards

Series Introduction

Welcome to a new series of short articles I am presenting about DevOps, specifically in the Azure DevOPs stack. The objective is that you will learn about an Azure-based DevOPs service in no more than one minute and thus, quickly get familiar with the entire stack over a short period of time. These are going short, easily digestible articles; so let's get started

A tour of Azure Boards

The One Minute DevOps - Part 3
Azure boards is an interface or a service of DevOps through which teams can manage their projects throughout the entire development lifecycle. It allows the team to track their tasks, work status, user stories, backlogs, features, and track bugs and defects that are noticed in the project. The three basic work items are Epics, Issues, and Task.

The image below depicts these item in the context of the overall workflow:

The status of a particular task gets updated as the work progresses, through various stages, typically “To Do”, “Doing” and “Done”. As you update the task, it progresses through the different stages.

Features of Azure Boards

The system scales as the organization and team grows – this is critical to ensure we can measure and manage the work regardless of the organization or project size.
Interactive/Visual tools and easy to customize
Work progress can be easily monitored and customize boards, using common configurable dialog.
Built-in Tools and capture information
Items are designed to help in Editing, adding images, and attachments can be done on these work items.
You can achieve more functionality by adding a Marketplace extension. Extensions are installable units that add enhancements to the already existing tools.
Integration with GitHub
It is easy to connect to GitHub and you can perform a pull, push, and commit requests easily.

Creating a new task in Azure Boards

The main boards interface has four sections, the main Azure boards tab, work items, issues and project and team member management, The first one gives access to all the major tabs of Azure Boards. The second is to add work items. The third one is for issues and the fourth is to manage projects and team members. The most common action you will be carrying out is creating and managing tasks for the team.
Find out more about Azure boards on Microsoft Azure Azure Boards Docs.