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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Azure Board (DevOps) Reports

There are a variety of OOB charts in Azure DevOps. Some simple ones can be viewed under "Charts" after you run a query for your current sprint. (I don't know why they don't display in the Sprint view):...
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Is there anyway I can find all tags in Team Server Foundation?

The Tag Manager Extension is probably exactly what you're after. It's as old as TFS 2017, so there must be a version that works with older TFS version https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?...
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Can I query for "date added to @currentiteration" in TFS?

I struggled with the same issue, but was unable to find a suitable answer. As a work around I created a graph to show the amount of tasks and their status in the current sprint. A spike would appear ...
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Azure Board (DevOps) Reports

There's also AgileInsights, this comes with a built in Sprint Report, much like Jira's. Try it out here: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=Curamobile.teamhealth
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At what Work Item level does the Product Owner prioritize in TFS?

I think there may be some confusion between what is a feature, what is a story and what is a task. Using your example, I would expect something like this... The Product Owner is working on the search ...
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Questions about moving from JIRA to VSTS Agile

There are couple of docs I'd recommend you read: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/boards/work-items/guidance/agile-process https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/boards/work-...
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Time estimates and epics as releases

Investors require dates of high level estimates for certain milestones. This isn't really in the spirit of Scrum... more Waterfall. Still, it's not like you can just say "Sorry, investors, no initial ...
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What work items would look like related to support for a solution in production already?

You haven't said how long your sprint is, and with only a couple tasks the burndown chart is not going to give you or the stakeholders a lot of information. If you can do this in a couple days as a ...
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In VSTS, get the hours logged by an individual for each day in the sprint

There is no default widget or feature in the product and only the CMMI template has enough fidelity data to get something even close to the data you're after.
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How requirements are handled in TFS with Scrum template

I'm not intimately familiar with TFS, but in Scrum terminology, a requirement is one thing that may be a Product Backlog Item. Consider the following from the Scrum Guide: The Product Backlog ...
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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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TFS Work Item Customization for Deliverable Tracking

I wouldn't specialize the customization of TFS to this level. Even the pretty detailed CMMI template doesn't detail out to this level. You can match any deliverable to a Product Backlog Item in scrum ...
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Should all backlog items exist inside a feature?

Are you at a high-enough level in the organization, or is your project big enough, to warrant the use of features? If features help you track and deliver work better, use them. But if they just add ...
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Scrum Task Board Customization in TFS 2015

As far as I know you can't update the columns on the task board. Just the Product Backlog board. The link below has a part where it mentions what customization you can do but it never mentions ...
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Scrum Task Board Customization in TFS 2015

More of an alternative than a direct answer, but - does your whole Team all work in the same place? (And if not, is it possible to change it so they do? The Team really should, ideally, be co-located.)...
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Scrum - Is a good practice to set the remaining work of a Sub-task?

Is a good practice to set the remaining work of a Sub-task? A good practice is something beneficial for you / your team. Most of the answers here will be focused on personal experiences rather than a ...
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