Professional Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2010

Professional Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2010

Paperback Wrox Programmer to Programmer

By (author) Steve Resnick, By (author) Aaron Bjork, By (author) Michael de La Maza

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  • Publisher: WROX PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 236mm x 18mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 6 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Indianapolis, IN
  • ISBN 10: 0470943335
  • ISBN 13: 9780470943335
  • Sales rank: 779,918

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Professional guidance on using Microsoft's Visual Studio toolset for agile project management Focusing on both process and results, this professional guide offers a practical approach to running agile software projects using Visual Studio's project management templates and tools. You'll first get a thorough overview of the interaction between traditional, scrum-based agile development techniques and the Microsoft Soutions Framework, before drilling down into the detail. The book covers tools, best practices, key templates, key data, team and process models, necessary tracking assets--and a host of other project challenges, such as project communication, organization, and budgets. Shows how to use Microsoft's agile Visual Studio toolset for agile project management Written by leading experts from Microsoft and industry, this is an authoritative guide to agile development for all Microsoft-based projects Teaches basic concepts through best practices for delivering great software on time Covers the interaction of traditional, scrum-based agile development techniques and theMicrosoft Solutions Framework Focuses on what must be in place to keep a project on track, including team models, process models, detailed tracking assets, and more Professional Scrum with Team foundation Server 2010 combines theory with practical experience to help experienced software project managers and developers ship reliable software on time.

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Steve Resnick is a founder and managing director of BlueMetal Architects, a consulting and product development firm specializing in IT strategy, architecture, design, and delivery. Previously, he was CTO of the Microsoft Technology Centers. Aaron Bjork is a senior program manager at Microsoft, working on Agile experiences and tooling within Team Foundation Server. Michael de la Maza is an Agile coach and trainer whose clients include Carbonite, Intuit, EMC, and Verizon Wireless. He developed the 19-course KnowAgile curriculum that is taught throughout the country.

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Ship great software--reliably and on time--using Scrum and TFSThree main factors are necessary to successfully ship great software: technology, talent, and process. Offering an in-depth focus on the process element, this book serves as a road map for using Scrum to organize teams and activities and shows you how to use Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) to execute a Scrum project. The three authors combine their years of experience to present you with best practices, including templates to help get you started. They also provide a trio of distinct perspectives for handling the variety of challengesthat you may face, all aimed at putting you on the fast track to shipping exemplary software with Scrum and TFS. Professional Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2010: Details the basics of software project management, from initiating a project to organizing the teamExamines the roles and responsibilities of an effective teamIntroduces you to the tracking and reporting functions of TFSShares guidance and insight into using Scrum artifacts in TFSDemonstrates how to create product backlog items and define them for releaseIncludes in-depth coverage of running a release, a sprint, and a retrospective meetingwrox.com Programmer ForumsJoin our Programmer to Programmer forums to ask and answer programming questions about this book, join discussions on the hottest topics in the industry, and connect with fellow programmers from around the world. Read More Find articles, ebooks, sample chapters, and tables of contents for hundreds of books, and more reference resources on programming topics that matter to you.

Table of contents

FOREWORD. INTRODUCTION. CHAPTER 1: SHIPPING SOFTWARE. CHAPTER 2: ORGANIZING A SCRUM TEAM. CHAPTER 3: TRACKING WHAT'S IMPORTANT IN TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER. CHAPTER 4: GETTING STARTED WITH THE TFS SCRUM TEMPLATE. CHAPTER 5: WORK ITEMS, QUERIES, AND REPORTS. CHAPTER 6: THE PRODUCT BACKLOG. CHAPTER 7: TRACKING QUALITY. CHAPTER 8: RUNNING A RELEASE. CHAPTER 9: RUNNING A SPRINT. CHAPTER 10: THE RETROSPECTIVE. CHAPTER 11: IMPROVING SCRUM BY USING SPIKES. APPENDIX A: WORKING WITH SCRUM ASSESSMENTS. APPENDIX B: REFERENCES. INDEX.