Posts Tagged ‘SCRUM’

Work item state diagram in TFS

July 21, 2013

It happened lot of times in the past years and of course it will happen again, for many of us…do you remember the correct workflow for every work item in TFS ?
Is it Done or Complete the next state? πŸ˜‰

Here are url of some work items’ life cycle:

and here are all others work items in TFS Scrum
Scrum Process Template for Visual Studio ALM

source: Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server

Better be ready next time πŸ˜‰

Technorati tags: TFS,Scrum,State Diagram

The Scrum Primer

December 27, 2012

Living these holidays a good way: reading books! πŸ™‚

Going again the Scrum road, because of this book The Scrum Primer (available here)
New to Scrum? short eperienced?
this book helps you understand better what Scrum is for, also strenghtness and weakness compared to your context.
It helped me clearing couple of foggy areas I always wanted to know more about,
in example: do PO is a lone person? or is it better if shared among some people? … being a PO is a job that comes with great honor but greater responsibility, “life” of product backlog, when&where priorities can changes, dev team duties, sprint’s length, sprint review (it is not just a demo), definition of done (remember potentially shippable product) … and much much much more I don’t want to reveal πŸ˜‰

There are also some areas I’d read more details about: sprint review, sprint retrospective, daily duties of scrum master, cooperation among the whole scrum team …

More than just the usual blog post, article, etc … this short ebook worth a couple reads πŸ˜‰

thanks to Fabio Armani for sharing this ebook πŸ™‚

source: The Scrum Primer (by InfoQ)
source: Scrum Primer (via linkedin)

Technorati tags: Agile, Scrum

Microsoft TFS 2010-2012 and templates (Scrum, MSF Agile) … useful TFS 2010-2012 links

December 16, 2012

If you are looking for TFS templates, MSF Agile and Scrum, you’ll find lot of info of course.
Furthermore, recently TFS Service has been release, with its Scrum 2.1 and MSF Agile 6.1 templates.

Here is my short bookmarks list, hoping it saves your time:


Technorati tags: Agile, Scrum, TFS

Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business

October 14, 2012

Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business by David J. Anderson .

Kanban is becoming a popular way to visualize and limit work-in-progress in software development and information technology work. Teams around the world are adding kanban around their existing processes to catalyze cultural change and deliver better business agility. This book answers the questions: What is Kanban? Why would I want to use Kanban? How do I go about implementing Kanban? How do I recognize improvement opportunities and what should I do about them

What do I say?
Practical guide to Kanban, with good examples, pinches of Scrum in some parts. πŸ™‚
Read it more than once πŸ˜‰

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Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change … highlights #7

September 8, 2012

From KANBAN: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business

[…] Triage is a term borrowed from the medical profession; it refers to the practise of assessing and classifyng emergency patients into categories for priority of attention. […] Triage was adopted into software development for classifying defects (bugs) […]

This book tells about Kanban (capital K), also about Team Foundation Server … the steps before TFS πŸ™‚

source: KANBAN: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business

Technorati tags: Agile, Kanban, TFS