At work I use TFS only for Source Control for .NET source code. Since TFS is much more I will in this post just get started looking a little around…
Firing up TFS
- Connect to TFS:
- Create a new Project:
- Expand the project – DoubleClick Source Control in order to open the Source Control Explorer. It will be empty.
I Might add more later…
Installing a new project templete
Follow the link to find the presentation Of Scrum and TFS by Ole. It talks about sevaral different project templates and their pro and cons.
The Scrum for Team System (SfTS) can be downloaded from http://scrumforteamsystem.com/en/default.aspx
When installing the template, you should RunAs the TFS system user.
There is also a consideration to be taken, if WSS is not on the same server as TFS. In that case a SfTS Site Template needs to be installed on those servers as well. Follow the installation guide.
Here is what it installs, when WSS is on the same server:
Now it should be easy to browse to their WSS pages
Notice the link to Project Guidance, that will get you started with defining your project.
As you might have noticed, the Scrum template installed a web on which you find a cool page that make a slideshow of the reports in a Scrum project:
You might want to change WorkItems such as PBI and SBI.
First you need to download TFS 2008 Power Tools. (Learn here with a video).
Some of the Power Tools requires Power Shell,
so if you choose to install Power shell, then you (in the installation of the Power Tools) must change a Power Shell Policy just by changing a wizard option from No to Yes. This applies to the version October 2008 of Power Tools.
Then you need to locate the process template. that contains a whole lot of xml definitions
|MSF||C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server\TF Setup\MsfAgile_new.zip|
|CMMI||C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server\TF Setup\1033\MsfFormal_new.zip|
|Scrum||C:\Program Files\Conchango\Scrum for Team System\ProcessTemplate\AgileSoftwareDevelopmentwithScrum.zip|
Search for ProcessTemplate.xml, if you have more installed.
- Open ProcessTemplate.xml in Process Template Editor:
- Do the change
- Upload template
- Instanciate template
1. Open ProcessTemplate.xml in Process Template Editor
- Make a back up of the files
- Extract all the files from the zip file
- In Visual Studio – Tools – Process Editor – Process Templates – Open
2. Do the change
- When you select an area a custom editor will show
- By selecting Sprint Backlog Item (SBI) you get:
3. Upload template
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4. Instanciate template
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