Recently I worked with a new customer in Denver to help them move towards a greater degree of Scrum in their software development. The idea that Scrum is for everyone in your organisation is kind of new, but it reflects the modern understanding of the way people work, and the rejection of Taylorism and command […]
Last time I talked about the Ghana Police Service (GPS) I was talking about Professional Organisational Change and the approach the Inspector General of Police (IGP) is taking; using Scrum to incrementally make changes to the organisation. While Nana Abban and the IGP have been focusing on the big picture, I have been in Ghana […]
With the release of Visual Studio 2013 we now have release management built right into the product that we can use to build a scalable release pipeline. It’s not perfect but it does hit the spot.
As you may have noticed the Visual Studio team has just put out a Release Candidate to the log awaited Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013.
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Professional Scrum Foundations is my favourite course to teach as it balances fun and learning with practical experience.The Professional Scrum Foundations course is from Scrum.org and, over two days covers all of the core concepts of Scrum.
This week I was at the ALM Summit in Redmond. There was a very interesting talk from David Starr of Scrum.org going over the recent changes in Scrum. These changes are, I think, designed to battle the things that have made Scrum unpalatable to many people. The reality is that many people and organisation are […]
Upgrading your Process Template in Team Foundation Server regardless of the version is something pretty hard. Think of it like changing your mind on the blueprints of a building after you have finished construction. If you are making a small change, like adding a field, then this will be easy. But if you want to fundamentally change the structure of your work items and their workflow then you are looking at a bigger and much more complicated solution.
Well, it has been a long road from misery to hope with a little disbelief thrown in for good measure, but I finally have a working Adapter for the TFS Integration Platform. Acknowledgements Jose Luis Soria Teruel – For his excellent advice and some sample code. I only used some of his code, but knowing […]
If you have no history in the system you are migrating to TFS, you may have problems when you try to do a continuous unidirectional sink due to your system not having a “revision” of the work item. WARNING: I have currently no answer for this issue and I will update this post when I […]