Effective Team Management with VSTS and TFS: A Guide for Scrum Masters

  • 1h 46m
  • Chaminda Chandrasekara, Sanjaya Yapa
  • Apress
  • 2018

Gain the essential knowledge to use VSTS/TFS effectively to empower your Agile teams. This book provides a deep analysis into issues Agile teams may face and how to overcome them by adopting and implementing the proper tools.

Rather than just review VSTS/TFS features, this book provides proven solutions to the challenges in building better Agile teams. You'll see how to handle small teams and how to facilitate large teams to support large scale projects. You'll also learn to work with distributed teams in different geo locations, which will deepen your ability to get successful project/product outcomes from your teams.

Special focus is given to creating long term sustainability to effectively manage a backlog/portfolio backlog. You'll explore how to work with stakeholders closely to better understand a project's requirements and review how to perform the post execution analysis and planning for next development cycle and forecasting.

What You'll Learn

  • Handle large teams and distributed teams with VSTS/TFS.
  • Run Agile team functions
  • Review requirements to delivery traceability, with visibility and accountability
  • Overcome challenges and avoid common pitfalls with Agile teams

Who This Book Is For

Scrum masters, project managers, team leads, Agile team members or anyone who handles and involves in the enterprise software delivery process.

About the Authors

Chaminda Chandrasekara is Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Visual Studio ALM and Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster®, who believes in continuous improvement of Software Development Life-cycle. He works as the ALM/DevOps Architect for Datavail, Sri Lanka, a fully owned subsidiary of Datavail Corporation, based in United States of America. He is an active Microsoft Community Contributor (MCC), well recognized for his contributions in Microsoft forums, TechNet galleries, Wikis, stackoverflow and contributes extensions to Visual Studio Team Services/TFS, in Microsoft Visual Studio marketplace. He also contributes to other open source projects in GitHub. Chaminda published his first book, Beginning Build and Release Management with TFS 2017 and VSTS, in June 2017.

Sanjaya Yapa currently work as Microsoft Dynamics CRM Consultant at Oaktan Pty Ltd Australia, who has more than 12 years of experience in the industry. He has been working with various Microsoft technologies since 2005 and possess wealth of experience in Software Development, Team Leadership, Product Management and Consultancy. He specializes in Dynamics CRM and Application Life Cycle Management.

In this Book

  • Handling Teams
  • Working with a Backlog
  • Working on the Iteration
  • Work After an Iteration
  • Roadmap/Project Plan and Resources
  • Adapting VSTS/TFS to Your Team's Process


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