Agile Project Management using Team Foundation Server 2015

Author: Joachim Rossberg
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484218701
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book will help you get started with agile project management using Microsoft’s latest releases of its market-leading Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015, and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). The book demonstrates agile concepts and how to implement them using TFS/VSTS. Many organizations are using agile practices today. Agility has become a key enabler for running better projects with more successful end results and high quality output. At the same time, adoption of TFS/VSTS has increased dramatically, from being just a new version control system in the very beginning to becoming the fully-featured market leader it is today. In order to benefit the most from agile practices you need an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) toolset that supports your way of working. With TFS/VSTS, Microsoft has provided a powerful tool that is very customizable. This book shows you how you can use TFS/VSTS to implement many agile practices and how they fit into a well-thought-out ALM implementation. The book also shows how an agile product owner can work with TFS/VSTS to setup an agile project from scratch and how to continue using TFS/VSTS throughout the whole project to track progress, create and refine the backlog, and work with Kanban and Scrum Task boards. Keeping track of progress is important in any project. TFS/VSO includes many tools which will help you to track key metrics in an agile project. Many useful reports are available out of the box, and the TFS extensibility offers several ways to further customize reporting to fit your needs. What You Will Learn: Agile Concepts and Processes How TFS/VSO supports agile processes end to end How you can customize TFS/VSO to better support your processes How to set up an agile project from scratch and manage it over its lifecycle

Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 Cookbook

Author: Tarun Arora
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784396966
Format: PDF, Docs
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Over 80 hands-on DevOps and ALM-focused recipes for Scrum Teams to enable the Continuous Delivery of high-quality Software... Faster! About This Book Release high quality, reliable software quickly through building, testing, and deployment automation Improve the predictability, reliability, and availability of TFS in your organization by scheduling administration and maintenance activities Extend, customize, and integrate tools with TFS, enabling your teams to manage their application lifecycles effectively Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at software professionals including Developers, Testers, Architects, Configuration Analysts, and Release Managers who want to understand the capabilities of TFS to deliver better quality software faster. A working setup of TFS 2015 and some familiarity with the concepts of software life cycle management is assumed. What You Will Learn Creating a Team Project with Dashboards, Assigning License, Adding users, and Auditing Access Setting up a Git repository in an existing TFVC-based Team Project Setting up branch policies and conducting Pull requests with code reviews Mapping, assigning and tracking work items shared by multiple teams Setting up and customizing Backlogs, Kanban board, Sprint Taskboard, and dashboards Creating a Continuous Integration, Continuous Build, and Release Pipeline Integrating SonarQube with TFBuild to manage Technical Debt Triggering Selenium Web Tests on a Selenium Test Grid using TFBuild Using Visual Studio Team Services Cloud load testing capability with new Build framework Extending and customizing the capabilities of Team Foundation Server using API and Process Editor In Detail Team Foundation Server (TFS) allows you to manage code repositories, build processes, test infrastructure, and deploy labs. TFS supports your team, enabling you to connect, collaborate, and deliver on time. Microsoft's approach to Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) provides a flexible and agile environment that adapts to the needs of your team, removes barriers between roles, and streamlines processes. The book introduces you to creating and setting up team projects for scrum teams. You'll explore various source control repositories, branching, and merging activities, along with a demonstration of how to embed quality into every code check-in. Then, you'll discover agile project planning and management tools. Later, emphasis is given to the testing and release management features of TFS which facilitate the automation of the release pipeline in order to create potentially shippable increments. By the end of the book, you'll have learned to extend and customize TFS plugins to incorporate them into other platforms and enable teams to manage the software lifecycle effectively. Style and approach This book is a recipe-based guide that uses a problem-solution format to call out inefficiencies in the software development lifecycle and then guides you, step-by-step, on how you can use Team Foundation Server to your advantage in those areas.

Agile Produktentwicklung

Author: Axel Schröder
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446458158
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Seien Sie agil, wenn Sie Ihre Kunden behalten wollen Die agile Produktentwicklung ist inzwischen mehr als nur Best Practice, sie entwickelt sich zu einer Überlebensstrategie für Unternehmen. Immer kürzere Zyklen, weltweit verteilte Teams und steigende Komplexität fordern innovativere Entwicklungsprozesse. Hier helfen agile Methoden mit weniger Regeln, iterativem Vorgehen und weniger bürokratischem Aufwand. Wie es funktioniert steht im Buch: - Lernen Sie die Methode kennen: die Rollen, die dazugehörenden Rituale und die Einführung im Unternehmen - Erzielen Sie schnelle, transparente Ergebnisse mit Hilfe eines Agile Coaches - Führen Sie agile Sprint-Rhythmen ein: klare Ziele, eindeutige Verpflichtungen, Freiräume für die Umsetzung und den gelungenen Abschluss - Profitieren Sie von den Erfahrungen anderer: Führungskräfte von neun Top-Unternehmen beschreiben ihr Verständnis von Agile und die Umsetzung im eigenen Haus, die Ausgangssituation, Teamdynamik und bleibende Veränderungen. Agil arbeitende Teams spüren ihren Arbeitsfortschritt, in kurzen Sprintzyklen verbessern sie sich ständig. Sie geben sich gegenseitig Anerkennung, die Atmosphäre wird positiver. Alle Beteiligten bewegen sich Stück für Stück auf einer sich selbst beflügelnden Erfolgsspirale, für mehr wirtschaftlichen Erfolg und zufriedene Kunden. Lassen auch Sie sich hier inspirieren. In der 2. Auflage haben die Autoren einige Ergänzungen und Aktualisierungen vorgenommen.

Essentials of Administering Team Foundation Server 2015

Author: Gary Gauvin
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484205715
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book covers the critical as well as the less obvious aspects of managing Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 in a variety of development and test environments. Coverage includes basic installation, initial configuration, maintenance, and common trouble shooting techniques, sizing, and performance considerations. Essentials of Administering Team Foundation Server 2015 explains how TFS can help you incorporate source control in your development environment. You'll learn how to set up TFS to match how you develop software. The book covers using TFS in the whole development process, along with practical advice on how to use its features effectively to get up to speed quickly. In addition, the author dives into using TFS in your team covering subjects like setting up accounts for different roles, manage users, and groups--plus what you need to know about TFS security and running a secure team. No discussion of a centralized system like TFS would be complete without learning how to back up and restore it, and the author covers what you will need to know to maintain your TFS including the backup and restore details required to properly plan for disaster recovery. The book details what you need to know about TFS functionality in creating and setting up collections and projects, how to manage the build process with Team Build (including setting it up and deploying build server and agents), using templates to speed up the creation of builds, building multi-platform solutions, and testing. In this book, you’ll learn how to: Plan, install, and configure TFS Secure your TFS environment Plan and manage source control with TFS Manage the development process with TFS Manage the build process Test with TFS

Agile Project Management with Kanban

Author: Eric Brechner
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 0735698996
Format: PDF
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Use Kanban to maximize efficiency, predictability, quality, and value With Kanban, every minute you spend on a software project can add value for customers. One book can help you achieve this goal: Agile Project Management with Kanban. Author Eric Brechner pioneered Kanban within the Xbox engineering team at Microsoft. Now he shows you exactly how to make it work for your team. Think of this book as “Kanban in a box”: open it, read the quickstart guide, and you’re up and running fast. As you gain experience, Brechner reveals powerful techniques for right-sizing teams, estimating, meeting deadlines, deploying components and services, adapting or evolving from Scrum or traditional Waterfall, and more. For every step of your journey, you’ll find pragmatic advice, useful checklists, and actionable lessons. This truly is “Kanban in a box”: all you need to deliver breakthrough value and quality. Use Kanban techniques to: Start delivering continuous value with your current team and project Master five quick steps for completing work backlogs Plan and staff new projects more effectively Minimize work in progress and quickly adjust to change Eliminate artificial meetings and prolonged stabilization Improve and enhance customer engagement Visualize workflow and fix revealed bottlenecks Drive quality upstream Integrate Kanban into large projects Optimize sustained engineering (contributed by James Waletzky) Expand Kanban beyond software development

Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio ALM 2015

Author: Mathias Olausson
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 148421272X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is the authoritative source on implementing Continuous Delivery practices using Microsoft’s Visual Studio and TFS 2015. Microsoft MVP authors Mathias Olausson and Jakob Ehn translate the theory behind this methodology and show step by step how to implement Continuous Delivery in a real world environment. Building good software is challenging. Building high-quality software on a tight schedule can be close to impossible. Continuous Delivery is an agile and iterative technique that enables developers to deliver solid, working software in every iteration. Continuous delivery practices help IT organizations reduce risk and potentially become as nimble, agile, and innovative as startups. In this book, you'll learn: What Continuous Delivery is and how to use it to create better software more efficiently using Visual Studio 2015 How to use Team Foundation Server 2015 and Visual Studio Online to plan, design, and implement powerful and reliable deployment pipelines Detailed step-by-step instructions for implementing Continuous Delivery on a real project

The Project Manager s Guide to Mastering Agile

Author: Charles G. Cobb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118991761
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Streamline project workflow with expert agile implementation The Project Management Profession is beginning to go throughrapid and profound transformation due to the widespread adoption ofagile methodologies. Those changes are likely to dramaticallychange the role of project managers in many environments as we haveknown them and raise the bar for the entire project managementprofession; however, we are in the early stages of thattransformation and there is a lot of confusion about the impact ithas on project managers: There are many stereotypes and misconceptions that exist aboutboth Agile and traditional plan-driven project management, Agile and traditional project management principles andpractices are treated as separate and independent domains ofknowledge with little or no integration between the two andsometimes seen as in conflict with each other Agile and "Waterfall" are thought of as two binary,mutually-exclusive choices and companies sometimes try to force-fittheir business and projects to one of those extremes when the rightsolution is to fit the approach to the project It’s no wonder that many Project Managers might beconfused by all of this! This book will help project managersunravel a lot of the confusion that exists; develop a totally newperspective to see Agile and traditional plan-driven projectmanagement principles and practices in a new light as complementaryto each other rather than competitive; and learn to develop anadaptive approach to blend those principles and practices togetherin the right proportions to fit any situation. There are many books on Agile and many books on traditionalproject management but what’s very unique about this book isthat it takes an objective approach to help you understand thestrengths and weaknesses of both of those areas to see how they canwork synergistically to improve project outcomes in anyproject. The book includes discussion topics, real world casestudies, and sample enterprise-level agile frameworks thatfacilitate hands-on learning as well as an in-depth discussion ofthe principles behind both Agile and traditional plan-drivenproject management practices to provide a more thorough level ofunderstanding.