If you’d like to learn more about using software factories in Team System, see this new article in the MSDN Library (Measuring Success with Software Factories and Visual Studio Team System) by Jack Greenfield (co-author of Software Factories: Assembling Applications with Patterns, Models, Frameworks, and Tools) and Team System MVP Marcel de Vries.
This white paper discusses how software factories and Microsoft Visual Studio Team System can be used together to improve quality, predictability, and productivity. Using Visual Studio Team System data-warehouse and reporting capabilities, the software-factory builder can reliably determine which aspects of product development need improvement and how to modify the software factory to improve them.
This white paper concludes that greater quality, predictability, and productivity can be achieved with a software-factory approach, rather than with traditional one-off development. The concepts and working methods are targeted at an audience of systems integrators and enterprise customers who develop custom software. (23 printed pages)