TFS 2013

Team members in the Readers group can create work items!

Watch out. This could happen to you and your team. Let's assume you have a single team project with three teams (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato) ... Next, let's assume you have...

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Using the Kanban Board to Implement a Definition of Ready

More and more teams are adopting a Definition of Ready (also known as DoR or Readiness Criteria) to avoid starting work on PBIs that are ill-defined, such as those that do not...

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What’s New in the Visual Studio Scrum 2013.4 Process Template

Many Visual Studio and .NET announcements were made this week. A minor one was the RTM of Visual Studio 2013 Update 4. This update included improvements and bug fixes to...

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What’s New in the Visual Studio Scrum 2013.2 Process Template

I noticed today that the process templates in Visual Studio Online are showing a “.2” suffix in their names. I’m not exactly sure when this update occurred, but am pretty...

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Quality Enablement through Agile Testing

Thank you for attending last week’s Quality Enablement through Agile Testing event put on by Microsoft here in Boise. I hope you had fun exploring the testing tools in Visual...

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The One Work Item check-in policy

Thanks to my fellow Visual Studio ALM MVP Colin Dembovsky for building the “One Work Item” check-in policy that I was always too lazy to build. Judging by the title,...

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