Visual Studio ALM MVP Mike Douglas has released a new app, TFS Agile Poker, to the Windows 8 Store. TFS Agile Poker is a free cross platform tool for distributed and co-located teams to point your Team Foundation Server backlog. TFS Agile Poker can be used with Team Foundation Service or your On-Premises Team Foundation Server 2010 or 2012 installation using the TFS OData Services. Features include estimate effort for product backlogs, communications with TF Service and on-premises TFS Server, support for multiple connections, the ability to use Agile and Scrum templates and to invite other users by email.
He plans to create a mobile web version, as well as native versions for Windows Phone 8 and other mobile platforms, later this year.
Mike explains his inspiration for creating TFS Agile Poker:
“The idea for my application came from the a need that I saw for distributed teams that were trying to point stories in a TFS backlog. I was working with two teams. One is co-located where it was easy to use card/fingers to point. The other team is distributed across the country and there isn’t a good way to do this with a TFS backlog over the phone. With a passion around extending TFS and helping others in ALM, I was excited to build TFS Agile Poker and improve my knowledge about mobile development in the process.”
“The MVP community was instrumental in the process. I was able to demo it to the group of ALM MVPs at the last MVP summit and provide an early version to the ALM Rangers. Both provided some valuable feedback.”