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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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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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