Visual Studio Magazine Article

I wrote an article for the October issue of Visual Studio Magazine on the new Microsoft Visual Studio 1.0 process template.  It’s a basic walk through of how to get started using the Scrum template.  Included in the article is a look at the following:  Building Your Product Backlog Acceptance Criteria Planning Your First Sprint…


Downloading Unbound Agile Workbooks

I’ve had a few people ask where they can get unbound (not connected to a team project) copies of the Agile workbooks so I’ve written this quick post to show where you can download them.  The unbound workbooks are stored in the process template and then bound to your team project during project creation.  The…


Agile Project Management with TFS 2010

I posted an update on slideshare to my Scrum with TFS 2010 presentation.  The slide deck walks through in detail how to do Scrum with the new MSF for Agile 5.0 process template.  The deck goes into detail on managing your product backlog, planning a sprint, and running a sprint.  


Being Prompted to Save Your Process Guidance?

I’ve heard from a few customers that after installing Team Foundation Server 2010 with SharePoint 2010 they are now being prompted to save process guidance when opening it from within their Team Explorer.  SharePoSharePoint 2010 has changed their default security settings such that you may be prompted to save HTML files when opening them from…


Setting a Default Dashboard in TFS 2010

I’ve been asked more than a few times recently how you can set the default page in the new Team Foundation Server 2010 project portal dashboards.  Depending on which version of SharePoint you’re running a default dashboard is pre-selected for you when you create a new team project.  If you’re running WSS, the default is…


Sprint Planning in TFS 2010

I wanted to post a few screen shots of the updated Iteration Backlog workbook that will be shipping in Beta2 as a part of the the MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0 process template.  The workbook has been completely redesigned to incorporate usability feedback we received – I think you’ll find the experience a LOT…


Team Foundation Server 2010 – Where Are My Reports?

If you’ve upgraded your Team Foundation Server to Team Foundation Server 2010 you’re probably wondering what happened to all your existing reports. Your Team Project works great after the upgrade, but it all your existing reports are now missing! Not to worry, all your reports are still intact, but they need to updated to work…