Brad Appleton Reviews Guckenheimer’s Software Engineering with Team System

Brad Appleton wrote a very flattering review of Sam Guckenheimer's book, Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, for Agile Journal (FEATURED BOOK: Software Engineering with MS Visual Studio Team System).

I found this book to be surprisingly good (outstanding even), and not at all what I was expecting given the apparent tool/vendor-specific nature suggested by the title. The value-up paradigm and most of the other concepts and values in the book are very well aligned with agility while still meeting the needs of those in enterprise-scale companies and projects who may require more CMMI-based ceremony in their software and systems engineering efforts.

From: Agile Journal - FEATURED BOOK: Software Engineering with MS Visual Studio Team System


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Comments (2)

  1. RickMcD says:

    We purchased this book and I have found it to be one of the best technical book purchases I have made in quite a while.  Don’t let the title fool you, this book covers a lot of the project management area as it applies to TFS as well, in a very concise, straight-forward manner.  I have read many books on Agile and Iterative methodologies and project management in general that are very much like a college text book and can be very boring.  These are the books where you read 50 pages to get a morsel of information you can actually use.  In contrast, "Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System" is fresh and although it is detailed, it is straight to the point without a lot of "page fluff" which makes it read like a novel.  Hats off to the authors.

    – Rick

  2. RobCaron says:

    Thanks, Rick. If you would, please add your kind words to the review section of Sam’s book on, too. I’m sure he’d appreciate that. 🙂

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