Managing an Agile Backlog with TFS 2012 – a PO Perspective

Editor’s Note:  In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog based on monthly themes.  Today’s article is from Internet Explorer MVP David Wesst which is the 16th in the seriesAn MVP for 2 years, David Wesst is a Senior User Experience Specialist at Imaginet based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba.  He is an avid presenter at conferences ranging from Microsoft TechDays to smaller more intimate community events where he takes a practical look at HTML5 and how developers can use it to benefit the businesses they work for. In March he was interviewed by MSDN’s Channel 9 on what he was most excited about in the Visual Studio 11 Beta.  Follow David on Twitter

We have been using TFS2010 for a couple of years to manage the development of our InRelease product.  We upgraded to TFS2012 not too long ago and as a PO, I must say that I am thrilled with it!

There are a number of features in the interface that help you perform most of the Product Owner functions in a much easier and natural way. 

In previous versions I could create queries in Team Explorer or use the Excel integration to manage our backlog.  I can still do that in 2012 but the out of the box experience is so good that now I just use the vanilla template and I am good to go! Read full article here.

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