Soup to Nuts – TFS 2010 Agile Iteration Backlog Workbook utilized in the Real World

It seems that many people will get the first iteration backlog workbook working and then they will copy & paste it for future iterations.  This is what we started doing until we found out just how messy this really is.  The Agile iteration backlog workbooks are very useful for Agile (and SCRUM) teams to understand…

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TFS 2010 Upgrade to RTM breaks IterationParam reports

With the release of Visual Studio 2010 RTM, we embarked on upgrading from RC1 to RTM.  This was a rather seamless process with no “unexpected” hoops to push through though I did recently encounter an issue with some of the customized linked reports I built.  As shown in my post TFS 2010 – Using Stories…


TFS 2010: Adding Scheduling/Planning Hours to MSF Agile Bug Work Item Template

If you are an agile team, you are going to love TFS 2010 and especially it’s crucial dashboard capabilities that help you better plan and track your time.  Software estimates are an art more than a science and it is one of the keys to growth for an individual developer at Microsoft.  In short, accurate…

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TFS 2010: Using Stories Progress in your Dashboards but scoped to Iteration or Areas

As you’ve seen in my post previously, there are some great ways to enhance reporting in TFS 2010 through the use of Windows SharePoint Services (WSS).  This is very important for obvious reasons such as communicating with organization leaders on the status of your projects, especially when you are using agile/scrum based methodologies.  In a…

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Enhancing TFS 2010 Dashboards – Project Mgmt, Bugs, Builds, etc.

As we build out our dashboard to show our progress on our software projects, we quickly enjoyed the luxury of the new TFS Dashboard views that utilize Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) web part Page Viewer.  This web part connects to a URL on the TFS application tier called tfsredirect.aspx that then will load a report…

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TFS 2010 Alerts “Red X” – How do I fix this?

I’ve recently had the pleasure of digging more & more into the TFS 2010 and I’m guilty of drinking the kool aid here – it is a great product.  I’ve not gotten the opportunity yet to dig deeper into a few key new scenarios (like Lab Management) but that isn’t far away.  Nonetheless, I have…

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Visual Studio 2008 – Connecting to TFS 2010 Server

We’ve recently in our group migrated to TFS 2010 Beta and in order to support this, we’ve had to make some changes to our local machines to successfully connect to projects hosted on our TFS 2010 server.  In today’s blog, I wanted to do a quick demo of how to correctly connect to the TFS…

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