Following the release of the Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Feature Pack last Tuesday (Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Feature Pack has released!) I’m very happy to announce the very first customer case study on the topic of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM): http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Microsoft-Visual-Studio-Team-Foundation-Server-2010/Microsoft-IT/Microsoft-Team-Cuts-Status-Meeting-Time-by-90-Percent-and-Improves-Information-Access/4000009358
Microsoft Team Cuts Status Meeting Time by 90 Percent and Improves Information Access
MSCom Grid, part of the IT team at Microsoft, wanted to improve collaboration between project managers and developers, who were using different tools to manage workflow. It wanted better and more objective insight into progress and quality, and how changes would affect scheduling. MSCom Grid implemented the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Feature Pack, which connects Team Foundation Server with Microsoft Project Server 2010. By sharing data more efficiently, the team was able to reduce weekly time spent in status meetings from 20 hours to 2 hours. Now developers and project managers can focus on their work instead of spending hours each week in status report meetings, and managers can make better, data-driven decisions. Also, they have streamlined access to information they need and have better insight into the entire ALM process.
Quotes from Michael Lucas, Program Management Lead Microsoft
- When we talk with developers and testers, we can easily correlate that schedule to the details in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010. As a result, everyone has better insight.
- We no longer spend more than 20 hours a week in status meetings. By sharing information with the feature pack solution, the team can focus on the discipline they’re good at.
More Project & Project Server customer evidence can be found here.