Using the Iteration Backlog Workbook on a CMMI Project

The MSF Agile 5.0 process template that shipped with Team Foundation Server 2010 included an Excel workbook designed to help teams plan iterations of work.  Because the workbook was aimed at Agile teams, it wasn’t included in the MSF CMMI 5.0 process template.  However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be used by teams using the…


How does MSF CMMI 4.2 compare to MSF CMMI 5.0?

I’ve had a few people ask me about the key differences between the CMMI template shipped in TFS 2008 and how it compares to the new MSF CMMI 5.0 process template that shipped with TFS 2010 so I thought I’d detail some of the big differences.  First off, it’s important to note that the changes…


MSF Agile/CMMI 5.0 Process Guidance

The final versions of the MSF Agile 5.0 and MSF CMMI 5.0 process guidance for Visual Studio 2010 are now live on MSDN.  

Process Guidance Now Online in Team Foundation Server 2010

One of the big changes made to the Agile & CMMI process templates in 2010 was to move the guidance outside of the process template itself and into MSDN (the guidance was shipped in past versions as a set of HTML files provisioned on SharePoint at the project creation).  There were many contributing factors to…