‘Wall Time’ as a way of determining correctness

Quite a few years back, I joined the Windows Server 2003 team as a developer.  Windows Server 2003 is a massive organization – I was part of the UDDI team which resided under Directory Services. Our QA team had a suite of about 300 automated tests.  The collected the ‘wall time’ of a test run…


Building development scorecards

Hey guys, Earlier this year, I did some blog posts about how to create key performance indicators (KPIs) based on the software development data that Team Foundation Server collects. There are numerous clients for those KPIs, but the one that is probably the most dedicated KPI client from Microsoft is Business Scorecard Manager (BSM); with…


Building a Virtual Kanban System with Team Foundation Server – Part 1

Hey guys, David Anderson is someone that I’ve had the privilege of working with for the past couple of years.  One of the things that I’ve found really interesting about his work is that he often takes practices from other industries and applies them to managing software development. One example of his is the idea of…


Quick post – 2 really cool features about Work Items

I’ve just returned from Tech Ed Australia and New Zealand and I’ve got lots to blog about that. But before I do that, 2 features about Work Items caught my eye tonight that I really wanted to share. First, you can copy a single work item to another Team Project by simply right-clicking on it….