Releasing a Planning Poker Application and multi sprint burn down chart

The ALM MVPs were busy today as they released two different tools designed to help agile teams work better.

 

Sprint Burndown+

The first tool is a visual studio gallery extension called Sprint Burndown+. This extension enables development teams to view all their #sprints on a single timeline.

Sprint Burndown plus not only shows all the team sprint Burndown charts plotted on one time line, but it offers you the ability to format this data.

Features:

 

  • View all sprints on a single timeline
  • Sawtooth burndown chart (Read more)
  • Sprint burndown+ beta.
  • Options to set default export folder under Tools –> Options
  • Data Formating

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Watch this 5 minute introductory video – https://youtu.be/XA_GiTKg34o | read more about it here

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According to the authors, Tarun Arora and Utkarsh Shigihalli: “This tool should work with “any process template with which you can see the burn down chart on Microsoft Web Access will be compatible with our extension.”

Great job guys!

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TFS Agile Poker

The second tool is a TFS Agile Poker application released to the Windows 8 Store by Mike Douglas.  The TFS Agile Poker is a 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 with an on-premises Team Foundation Server 2010 or 2012 installation using the TFS OData Services. I was able to play with it at the last MVP Summit and it had some really great features. 

Features

  • Estimate effort for product backlogs
  • Communicates with TF Service and on-premises TFS Server
  • Supports multiple connections
  • Works with Agile and Scrum templates
  • Invite other users by email

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/tfs-agile-poker/5afbae32-750b-47c5-8e36-36d9ca7965a3

http://www.tfsagilepoker.com

Thanks Mike for releasing this terrific tool!

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