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Steve Resnick , Aaron Bjork , Michael de la Maza

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May 3 2011 Wrox Programmer to Programmer
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 the Microsoft 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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Ship great software—reliably and on time—using Scrum and TFS

Three 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 team

  • Examines the roles and responsibilities of an effective team

  • Introduces you to the tracking and reporting functions of TFS

  • Shares guidance and insight into using Scrum artifacts in TFS

  • Demonstrates how to create product backlog items and define them for release

  • Includes in-depth coverage of running a release, a sprint, and a retrospective meeting

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About the Author

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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5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I had this book many years ago Jan. 17 2012
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TFS is unique in that it offers much more than source code control. It provides a set of very powerful tools and templates that can be harnessed to not only make teams more effective, but can also be used to help ensure the ultimate success of software projects. However, software professionals have a lot to learn before they can attain the benefits inherent to TFS. This book can help you get up the learning curve much faster. You will learn how to unleash the power of TFS, and you'll get a solid foundation in modern software project management fundamentals. You'll see how to create self-organizing teams, run effective scums, conduct sprints, and even how to hold great retrospectives. I wish I had this book many years ago. I highly recommend this book to anyone working on an Agile project, and urge everyone to get a copy.

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