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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Using the Schemas to Edit Work Item Types and Process Templates for Team Foundation in Visual Studio

I’ve just posted the Team Foundation schema files for process templates and work item types on Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/TFSchemas/Wiki/View.aspx?id=25933. You can drop the schema files in Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Xml\Schemas and Visual Studio will validate your work item types or process template files using the appropriate schema. For example, if you are adding a…

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Streamlined: Extending Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management

I’ve been working on streamlining some content in an effort to make it easier for you to get the information that you need. The first place I did this was in the Team Foundation SDK, in Extending Team Foundation and Extending Work Item Tracking. I’m looking at doing the same thing for Extending Visual Studio…

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New Sandcastle builds MSDN-style API Reference

There’s a new version of Sandcastle on codeplex. It supports .NET 4, and it builds MSDN-style API Reference topics that are compatible with the new Microsoft Help Viewer that was delivered with Visual Studio 2010. I’m on the inside looking out, but that seems like a good thing if you’re trying to build API docs…

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