ALM Rangers Triage #9 – the first of the rolling triages


If you have recently submitted an ALM Rangers solution idea on Visual Studio UserVoice, you should read on and determine if you are happy with the triage results. You can and should influence future triages!
As discussed in Triage of ideas … ∆ process changes we have switched to rolling. This is the first!

current status

We have two projects (flights) that are in their last Quality-Planning (QP) sprint, which triggered this rolling triage. While the “Config as Code” project is waiting on the completion of copy editing and quality essentials processes, the ALM Readiness Treasure Map team is troubleshooting a start-up race condition.  

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current status

In are our project idea triages effective? Help us reflect and innovate! we asked you for feedback on your satisfaction of the project ideas we selected in recent triages and have subsequently shipped. In future we will release the satisfaction polls earlier and to the broader community, so that we can determine whether the decisions made at the triage, result in win:win solutions for you.

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triage 9 results and recommendations

All project ideas are now plotted in the Product Group and Ranger/Community value quadrant. The latter is dependent on your votes for ideas posted on Visual Studio UserVoice.

The green area shows the win:win projects, which have are typically the ones that receive permission to start taxiing  to the project runway for take-off.

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  1. We added new indicators to show the trend of ideas that were carried over from previous triages. Unit Test Generator rating remained unchanged.
  2. Project Unicorn is our next big “gig” … watch the space. Resources for the DSC Library v2 is the other project that received he “thumbs up” and continues from where Create quality guide about Config as Code for DevOps and ALM practitioners left off.
  3. Git for the TFVC Users guide is still on hold, but scheduled for consideration ASAP.
  4. ALM Readiness Treasure Map rating increased slightly in terms of Ranger Value, but has not yet entered the win:win quadrant.
  5. SAFe Practical Guidance, Cloud Service Model Guide and Provisioning VMs to Azure with DSC decreased slightly in terms of Ranger Value. All remain outside the win:win quadrant.

how do you influence the rangers “value” in future triages?

Project Idea

You can influence by…

SAFe Practical Guidance

Find idea on UserVoice Rangers. Add votes to increase or remove votes to decrease computed Ranger value.

ALM Treasure Map v4

Find idea on UserVoice Rangers. Add votes to increase or remove votes to decrease computed Ranger value.

Cloud Service Model Guide

Add a comment below and share your views.

Provisioning VMs to Azure with DSC

Find idea on UserVoice Rangers. Add votes to increase or remove votes to decrease computed Ranger value.

Unit Test Generator OSS

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Support p&p DevOps Patterns Guide

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TFS on Azure IaaS Guide Update v2

Find idea on UserVoice Rangers. Add votes to increase or remove votes to decrease computed Ranger value.

Convert Testing Quick Guide into Wiki

Find idea on UserVoice Rangers. Add votes to increase or remove votes to decrease computed Ranger value.

Git for TFVC User Guide v3.1

Add a comment below and share your views.

Custom UI controls for custom app

Find idea on UserVoice Rangers. Add votes to increase or remove votes to decrease computed Ranger value.

Ask your community for their votes on UserVoice and to raise their voice on these triage posts. Every vote and comment counts!

how do add new ideas for future triages?

Ensure that you deliver the following minimum information when submitting a project idea, to avoid delays:

  • Crisp title
  • Crisp description
  • Definition of what the problem and why it needs a solution
  • 1-3 crisp objectives

deleted project ideas

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We deleted no project ideas from the ideas backlog this time. All queued ideas will be re-triaged.

questions

Have we missed anything? Thoughts?

Remember to capture YOUR project ideas on UserVoice so that they light up in the next triage.

reference posts

Comments (8)

  1. Kevin G says:

    What is project unicorn? How can we the community contribute?

  2. James Berg says:

    Unit Test Generator OSS +1

  3. @Kevin, I will start blogging about Project Unicorn soon. As with all other Ranger projects the community can help by delivering candid feedback, raise awareness and keep an ear to the ground for a call for reviewers and/or testers.

  4. Veeshan says:

    We are trying to work with the TFS Integration Platform to sync 2 TFS environments. Is there any planned improvement to the TFS Integration Platform? Your blog has a lot of links about the tool from 2012.

  5. @Veeshan, the Integration Platform was never intended to be a long-term production TFS synchronization service.  It was originally designed to move data from selected competitor’s products to TFS on a one time partial fidelity basis.  Since then it has been used for many other purposes with varying degrees of success.  We do use it for synchronization internally but it definitely is NOT a problem free process. With no new development for the tool for an extended period of time, we suggest exploring other options such as Partner products like from OpsHub (http://www.opshub.com/main) and TaskTop (http://www.taskstop.com). There is work-in-progress on a whitepaper to elaborate further.

  6. Veeshan says:

    @Willy, Opshub and Tasktop charge thousands and thousands of dollars for their solutions, i got a quote for upwards of almost 15k because of the number of workitem types and revisions. Please post an early copy of the whitepaper and the table of contents so I can understand the approach. It is disappointing that Brian Harry mentions that's how you mirror TFS internally (successfully) and you say there are problems. Please help copy workitems with history between team projects and build templates for MTM.

  7. Brian Baker says:

    Project Unicorn? The same one from Sunday's Dilbert? dilbert.com/…/2014-09-21 🙂

  8. @Brian, LOL … I hope it is not the same 🙂

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