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Assign work to QA team using Scrum template in TFS

Scrum itself doesn't really define how you're supposed to communicate within the Team. If just non-formally informing QA works for you, great. If not, look into a tool to do it. An important point, ...
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How can I see busyness of team members?

TL;DR Your question is tagged with scrum. Therefore, the answer should be based on Scrum, not the tool you're choosing to use, which in this case is tfs. You can fix your process problems by: ...
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Scrum - Is a good practice to set the remaining work of a Sub-task?

Some teams, especially those that are new to Scrum, use a combination of story points and task hours. The story points set the capacity of the sprint, but the task hours allow the team to do several ...
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Burn Down Chart : What is the definition of work done in Scrum

What is the definition of work done in Scrum Work that satisfies the Definition of Done, which is defined by the Team. The problem with this is that work being closed on a daily basis is not shown ...
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Engaging remote team members in sprint planning

Have you tried using Trello for this? Although we don't have any "permanent" remote workers, we do have several members of the team who work away from the office for months at a time. We have the "...
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How to get a good overview of team member utilization across multiple projects in TFS 2013

I do not know how to tease the information out of TFS, however if you are willing to use another tool that integrates into TFS, I would suggest Eylean Board. It offers time tracking as a feature and ...
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Should all backlog items exist inside a feature?

Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential. Ask why is is necessary to use this extra level of hierarchy. If the benefit can be defined, then the answer to your ...
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How to track team's time utilization using tfs

Your request doesn't really make sense from a purist perspective. In Scrum teams a member doesn't get individual task assignments and team members don't individually move from one sprint to another. ...
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Manage parallel work efforts in Microsoft TFS

Typically you'd use one of three methods in TFS. Option 1: Area paths You can use area paths to match up to your major versions. Create a "V2" area path (and the requisite sub-paths) to segregate ...
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Is it possible to do project budgeting within TFS?

Are you sure you want this integrated in TFS? If your team is agile and is using the Scrum or MSF Agile template, it's not tracking the data required to create the reports your manager would like to ...
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Is it possible to do project budgeting within TFS?

This is not a feature that comes stock with TFS Depending on your bosses requirements, creating a TFS custom process template may be suitable, depending on how he/she wants to consume the information,...
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Which would be the best agile approach in order to manage a Process Department?

Kanban is suitable for ongoing work Kanban is suitable for managing ongoing work that does not have a specific start and an end. Sounds like the work you described is of this nature. I understand ...
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TFS KanBan, How do you view total work done?

I do not use TFS, nor do I have access to the tool, but from looking at the help page. It appears you specify a "flat-list query" that queries completed tasks and visualize that with a "stacked bar ...
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Is there an Agile or Scrum method without Iterations / Sprints?

As others have said, kanban seems like a good fit based on your criteria. I would also highly advise you to ignore tools and management software when first considering how to most effectively work. :) ...
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Is there an Agile or Scrum method without Iterations / Sprints?

You can use the Kanban boards attached to each backlog for a continuous flow process. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj838789.aspx One minor issue: In VSO (I haven't tested on latest on-...
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How to get a good overview of projects using TFS 2012

If you are looking for a tool that makes TFS more user friendly, Eylean could be a great option. It offers a two way integration with TFS and represents the tasks in a clear task board that can be ...
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TFS and customer requirements

Hm... This is tough. In my experience it is not useful to put customer requirements directly into TFS as work items of any sort, especially if they are in the form of "20 long sentences". What I ...
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How to use TFS 2015 Agile template artifacts in practice?

User Stories Anyone can create user stories but only the Product Owner can prioritise them. It's also everyone's job to hel refine them to action. Tracking what's in a release A single status field on ...
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TFS: Projects, Portfolio Management, and Source Code

I am not sure what you lose in a single Team Project? You are either using TFVC which allows you to secure at the folder level, and remove inheritance for greater control. Or you are using Git which ...
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Consulting and separating internal and external tickets

It sounds like you lack transparency and trust with the customer. If each Story represents value for the customer then the customer should approve, view, and order those things. That said, you can ...
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Scrum - Is a good practice to set the remaining work of a Sub-task?

Using the "remaining work" field is not a problem as long as you don't mix it with story points. IMO, both are not compatible to one another. Nevertheless, there's still a possibility of using both at ...
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Using MS project for overview with TFS to control the details of a mechanical development project

If you are looking to forecast sprints as part of Scrum then i would avoid the user of MS Project at all costs. You would be better served looking at a Release Burndown or just simply projecting ...
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How to complete Sprint and move to next Sprint in TFS Online

You have to set the iteration dates. Once you've applied dates to the iterations, the Current iteration is based on today's date.
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Parallel/branched releases in TFS

One possible solution would be to take the releases out of the iteration hierarchy and track the releases as tags on the backlog items. Then set up your iteration queries so that the tags appear as a ...
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Organizing testing in a Scrum(ish) development project

There is nothing scum(ish) about this project Team members are not involved in deciding what can be accomplished in the sprint. No sprint planning. It is top-down. No coordination among team members ...
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Time estimates and epics as releases

Investors require dates high level estimates for certain milestones. For example, when should we expect a MVP (minimum viable product) to be ready. It might be too early to say ... are you the scrum ...
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Time estimates and epics as releases

I like @sarov's answer, and just wanted to add some TFS related bumph in realted to the Scrum bumph, maybe with a little extra Scrum bumph. Investors require dates of high level estimates for ...
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How to add Definition of Done (DoD) in TFS 2015 Scrum methodology?

Let me preface this by saying I've never used TFS, but the functionality that you're describing seems logical to me based on what a Definition of Done is. A Definition of Done is something that ...
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See TFS Scrum Tools using only PBI and Bugs only?

It seems like your TFS project is using the "Scrum" process template. You could create another project (or modify the current one - which is harder depending on the TFS version that you have) and use ...
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Organizing testing in a Scrum(ish) development project

My project is also in active agile development of a newly released product. The primary purpose of my tests is to ensure that we don't accidentally break something that we have already delivered, so ...
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