TFS/Agile PM: Configuring so your tasks are estimated in story points

I’ve had a few people ask: “What if I estimate my tasks in something other than hours, like ideal days or story points?” The truth of the matter is, the “Remaining Work” field on the Task work item is just a dumb integer. You can enter anything you like in it. The only thing that…

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Team Foundation Service: Process template changes

With this latest Team Foundation Service update, we have updated the process template versions for all the templates. Agile and CMMI are at 6.1. Scrum is at 2.1. This reflects a few minor improvements we’ve made: – For Agile, the User Story’s state model has been updated to allow you to transition from any state…

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TFS vNext: Configuring your project to have a master backlog and sub-teams

  One backlog to rule them all… One common practice we’ve seen our customers use is to have a master backlog, which “feeds” several teams. The master backlog is prioritized and maintained, and when it comes time to plan for the next sprint, all the teams gather together and “sign up” for backlog items to…

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