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Using MS project for overview with TFS to control the details of a mechanical development project

My group is using TFS for resource commitments. To get a clear overview of the project schedule I would like to use a Gantt chart in MS Project with 3 week sprint periods so we can see how we are ...
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Engaging remote team members in sprint planning

Here is the problem: We have remote team members. Most of us are in Western Washington but a few are located in Texas and we lose participation from members of the team because we're doing everything ...
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TFS and customer requirements

I would like some feedback on how to best track customer requirements in TFS. We are at the start of a new project, and we have the requirements from the customer, in the form of 20-something long ...
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How to use TFS 2015 Agile template artifacts in practice?

I am part of a company that is just establishing our process methodology for using the SAFe version of Agile, and leveraging the TFS 2015 Agile process template. Our team has several questions ...
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TFS: Projects, Portfolio Management, and Source Code

I'm exploring using TFS for Portfolio Management, and it seems generally suggested to lump all teams, features, etc. into a single project to provide executives an enterprise-wide view of the work ...
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Consulting and separating internal and external tickets

So, I'm helping an agile software consulting company to create a workflow between themselves and their customers. The goal is to provide the customer with an Agile way of approving features (stories) ...
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How should I go about a small team web app development for university course?

I'm a Computer Science student at a university and I've got a problem figuring out where to start with a semester-long project. I have experience in Java, C, and some web development but nothing with ...
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Last day of a sprint in burndown chart in TFS2013

We are using TFS2013 Update 4 with the latest scrum template. And we have been going back and forth on how to read the burndown chart on task board. Especially regarding the last day of the sprint. ...
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How to track team's time utilization using tfs

We have started using TFS 2012 as part of moving to Scrum methodology. One challenge that we are facing is that though I can set up the capacity per day of each team member, I have no clear idea as to ...
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Using TFS 2013 for Portfolio Management

1)I am planning on setting up TFS 2013 and using TFS 2013 for managing a number of projects, using the Portfolio Management features. I wanted to get a general opinion if this is a good idea - or is ...
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Manage parallel work efforts in Microsoft TFS

I have the following requirements for my agile project management tool... To plan work for version 2 of my product while simultaneously planning work for the next hot fix release. Each sprint will ...
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Parallel/branched releases in TFS

What is the best way to structure releases and iterations in Team Foundation Server (specifically Visual Studio Online) where some of the work in an iteration counts towards one release while the rest ...
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Is it possible to do project budgeting within TFS?

I am working for a software company. We are using Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) for our development workflow and it works very well. Now my boss wants to get an overview of the project ...
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Which would be the best agile approach in order to manage a Process Department?

I'm in charge of the "processes and training" department in my company. Our main activities are: Document and publish the process of the company as well as procedures and functions of each sector ...
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TFS KanBan, How do you view total work done?

We have recently moved to the TFS KanBan boards and I am loving this organization. Breaking our stories up into smaller, more manageable tasks has been a huge help. We currently size in hours, and ...
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How to get a good overview of team member utilization across multiple projects in TFS 2013

I would like to be able to see a weekly summary of scheduled hours of work across all TFS Team Projects in TFS 2013 for myself and other team member. This would, for example, let me look a few weeks ...
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Is there an Agile or Scrum method without Iterations / Sprints?

I just had a little discussion about this with a few coworkers but we did not come to a conclusion yet. We have a bunch of projects that are actively maintained and developed using scrum, with fixed ...
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How does the TFS 2012 burndown work for tasks created and worked on in the same day?

It appears that the TFS 2012 burndown works a bit differently than I expect. Suppose my current iteration is at 100 hours remaining out of 200 total original estimate, and my three team members each ...
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Is it possible to synchronise TFS work items with outlook or sharepoint tasks?

Is there any integration between Team Foundation Server work items and tasks in either sharepoint or outlook?
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TFS: How to represent the application version that each change request, bug etc will be addressed in

This is a TFS-specific question. If this is inappropriate for this site, let me know where I can ask it. I initially posted it on StackOverflow, but didn't get much of a response. We have recently ...
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How to get a good overview of projects using TFS 2012

My team are just evaluating a move to a more agile process and one of the questions that has arisen is how best to track... Projects (upcoming, in progress, completed) Team capacity I'm hoping to ...
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Scrum and TFS assignments

We're using TFS (2012) as our task tracking system for our Scrum project. In TFS, we have User Stories, and off each story, we have 1 or more tasks. A user story in our case is something like: As ...
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What is a good way to handle unplanned work with Scrum and tfs Scrum 2.1 template?

I have come to a team that is just starting to implement scrum. One reality that we are going to face is what to do when an emergency occurs. In this case, we have a system that started failing ...
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How to implement CMMI RSKM SP 1.1 Determine Risk Sources and Categories in TFS?

TFS's CMMI for Process Improvement process template has a Word template called RiskCategoriesandSources.dot for registering risk sources and categories but there aren't any fields in the Risk Work ...
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Exporting a multiple project query from TFS to Project?

In my company most of the projects are within the same TFS (team system) team-project. Though a more general overview is necessary for execs or cross-application services (IT, DBA and such). Oh, and ...
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Scrum 1.0 vs MSF Agile 5.0 Process templates in TFS 2010

we're about to move from TFS server 2008 to TFS 2010 and I'm working on the details of the setup we want in 2010. We are using Scrum and we need to decide what Process Template to use in our new TFS ...
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How can I attach more text to a TFS task with MSProject?

Following this question I have created a MSProject file to follow, create and manage tasks for teams in TFS system. It works pretty good but it seems impossible to describe with precision the task, I ...
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Ideas for setting up task/project management for small team..

Currently I work on a small team of 3 developers in a privately owned college with about 12,000 students. There is currently no tracking of projects, tasks, bugs, or other work items. After I ...
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Is it possible to link msproject with the TFS system?

I wonder if it is possible to create and manage tasks in microsoft project 2010 and commit the modifications to the TFS project's tasks? It will be practical to raise the percentage of a task in ...