How do You Prioritize Content Work? Here’s What We Did for Team Foundation Content

Once we identified most of the items (stories) in our backlog, we started to prioritize them. In our first pass, we adapted a technique that Mike Cohn teaches called Theme Scoring. I say adapted because we didn’t identify a small number of themes and rank them using this technique. Rather, we identified our criteria and…

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Creating a Backlog of Content Work

I have posted a couple of series on how we plan content work for Team Foundation, one in 2007 Planning the Sprint Tracking Work Items Reporting Status and the other in 2009. How we Track Content Work Managing Technical Reviews in TFS and SharePoint Reporting Progress Well, it’s an odd year. That means the pink…

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Updated: Customizable Process Guidance

A couple of weeks ago, I posted customizable process guidance packages on Code Gallery. I’ve updated those to pick up a few minor changes that we published on MSDN yesterday. http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/VSScrumGuidance http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/MSFAgileGuidance http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/MSFCMMIGuidance

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Customizable process guidance

I’ve just posted versions of process guidance for Visual Studio Scrum 1.0, MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0, and MSF for CMMI Process Improvement v5.0 on Code Gallery so that you can customize them and associate these customized versions with your team projects. http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/VSScrumGuidance http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/MSFAgileGuidance http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/MSFCMMIGuidance These versions don’t have tables of contents. I’m interested…

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