Misc

Stakeholder Traceroute

I'm always amazed at how difficult and even impossible it can be for stakeholders to get their ideas into some product backlogs. I've started asking teams to run a stakeholder...

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TFS #loc.MinimumNetFXVersion and Windows 2012 0x0000005D

A tale of two error in the path to RC install. I wanted to install the RC of TFS2012 to do some upgrade proving. To  keep up to date the...

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Reporting Waste with TFS

Tracking waste in TFS Overview Tracking waste and gathering the empirical data is one of the most effective ways of convincing people for the need to adapt. This needs an...

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SQL 2012 powered by Visual Studio

In case you hadn’t seen it, SQL Management Studio 2012 is now a Visual Studio powered tool. Technorati Tags: Visual Studio,SQL2012,IDE Nice…

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Thought for today: TFS build agents are like shared, network printers

Here’s your thought for the day: Think of Team Foundation Build build agents like shared, network printers in a large enterprise. Each printer can be assigned one or more tags...

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Scrum vs Scrum (rugby and process)

I am a huge fan of both Rugby Union and the Scrum methodology. When I first heard of the framework there was a sense of wonderment at the use of...

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The World Cup: How Sports Unites Us

I was flying on US Airways and was reading their January 2010 issue of their free magazine when I came across an article written by Robert Tuchman. It was titled...

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Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)

I’ve been hearing about these type of government contracts more and more lately. I guess they’ve been around for years, but just maybe getting more popular in the circles I...

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Two Accentient Consultants Named Team System MVPs

I’m pleased to announce that fellow Accentient Consultants David Starr and Michael Vincent have been named Team System MVPs! David Starr is the founder of the Elegant Code community blog...

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Congratulations, you've installed dasBlog with Web Deploy!

After logging in, be sure to visit all the options under Configuration in the Admin Menu Bar above. There are 26 themes to choose from, and you can also create...

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