Visual Studio 2010
Agile Tools in 15 minutes
Alexei V. Govorine
ALM Consultant | Cardinal Solutions Group
Visual Studio AL...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
WHAT IS AGILE?
TIMEBOX ACTIVITY – 1 MIN
© 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
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Please write down...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
* AGILE
Agile software development focuses on regularly delivering
business value. It embra...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
Why Agile? (Project Challenges)
© 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
The Forrester Wave™: Agile Development Management Tools, Q2 2010, Forrester Research, Inc.,...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
Visual Studio 2010
© 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
• No longer just a developer
IDE
• TFS a...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
The Microsoft Approach
• Raise productivity from developer to development
team
• Integratio...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
As a Stakeholder, I want
• Visibility into a Project
• To be Heard
• Start using the final ...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
© 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
As a Product Owner, I want
• ROI
• Effectively to Manage Work Queue
• Communicate Project S...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
Ad-Hoc reports in Microsoft Excel
– Product Backlog
– Iteration Backlog
© 2010 Cardinal Sol...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
As a Business Analyst, I want
• Capture Requirements
• Collaborate with Team and End-Users
...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
Tree Workitem support
© 2009 Cardinal Solutions Group
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© 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
As a Team (Tester), I want
• Know what to Test
• Tools to Help with Testing
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Visual Studi...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
New WorkItem Types
• Test Step
• Shared Steps
© 2009 Cardinal Solutions Group
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© 2010 Car...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
As a Developer, I want
• To Know what to Develop
• Tools to Assist with Development
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Visu...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
© 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
As a Control Manager I want
• To Know what to Deploy
• Trace Production Code to Requirement...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
Overcome Complexity
Quality Mindset
Culture of Innovation
Collaboration
Transparency
Integr...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
Visual Studio ALM Solution
Increase Project
Transparency
Facilitate Team
Collaboration
Impr...
Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools
Thank You
• @Leshka
• AGovorine@CardinalSolutions.com
• http://govorin.blogspot.com
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• Sh...
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  • Agile development is not a methodology in itself. It is an umbrella term that describes several agile methodologies. At the signing of the Agile Manifesto in 2001, these methodologies included Scrum, XP, Crystal, FDD, and DSDM. Since then, Lean practices have also emerged as a valuable agile methodology and so are included under the agile development umbrella in the illustration later in this topic.Each agile methodology has a slightly different approach for implementing the core values from the Agile Manifesto, just as many computer languages manifest the core features of object-oriented programming in different ways. A recent survey shows that about 50 percent of agile practitioners say that their team is doing Scrum. Another 20 percent say that they are doing Scrum with XP components. An additional 12 percent say that they are doing XP alone. Because more than 80 percent of agile implementations worldwide are Scrum or XP, MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0 focuses on the core processes and practices of Scrum and XP.Our highest priority is to satisfy the customerthrough early and continuous deliveryof valuable software. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage. Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale. Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project. Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done. The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation. Working software is the primary measure of progress. Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely. Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility. Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential. The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.
  • The path to any successful solution is a long and winding road with many challenges along the way. From initial idea to eventual solution the challenges can be numerous and varied. There are many reasons why software projects fail and not all failing reasons are the same. One of the biggest reasons why 44% of projects are challenged relates to two issues:Estimation – Over 50% of projects will cost almost 200% of their original budget. These cost overruns make the whole process problematic and may result in projects being cancelled. Scope Management – Large projects only deliver a little over 40% of features that they originally planned (but that does not mean they have not added more features or spent loads of time on the 60% features they did not deliver writing specs etc..).When you look at the macro level it tends to be associated with value and predictability:Predictability – On top of general estimation providing feedback loops into the process that allow directional changes and make the right decisions is crucial.Value – Building the right software is massive. Most organizations do a very poor job of deciding what software to build and if doing x is more important than y.In terms of engineering issues that make projects fail. Classical problems are:Build quality – Not having a well-defined, predictable build process and instead having a random approach to build management. This causes many problems in terms of quality, with teams unable to answer the question ‘didn’t we fix this’, and operations deploying the wrong software.Integration Hell – When everything is complete at the unit level it is then input into integration and everyone finds everything does not play well together.Analysis paralysis – Consensus is important, but the amount of time thinking, talking and sharing requirements can deeply reduce effectiveness of development.Chinese whispers – with many classical development approaches, artifacts are handed off with very little support collaboration and support. This leads to problems be re-solved and different ideas creeping into the development process. The bigger the artifacts the more likely that is.Of course there are individual issues that if not managed can cause project failure in the areas of architecture and quality. But the majority of those issues manifest themselves in second or third releases. These include:Low Cohesive and High Coupling – at the heart of any poor architecture is bad structure. Regression testing backlog – As you grow the software it becomes more and more expensive and time consuming to test.Poor documentation – the majority of legacy systems are maintained by trial and error, as no one understands them.
  • Set the stage for Dev is on par with several other stake holders in the enterprise. What are you using today to aggregate and rationalize the data and work flow????
  • With Visual Studio 2010 the investment in Agile continues. The Agile process template has been improved and now has out-of-the-box tools for Agile teams. This increased level of Agile support means that you can take advantage of best practices including creating and maintaining a Product Backlog, planning iterations with an eye on previous performance—including managing planned interruptions such as holidays and Spikes, and managing status with an Excel based burndown.The new Agile Planning Workbooks enable you to use the most popular tool used by Agile teams and Scrum masters – Microsoft Office Excel. The new Product Backog and Iteration Backlog workbooks enable you to plan your efforts with a light weight easy to use tool that is completely integrated with your team’s repository, Team Foundation Server. As you add user stories to the Product Backlog, they are added as new work items in Team Foundation Server. As you distill stories into tasks, those too are added as new work items in Team Foundation Server. Finally you have light-weight, easy to use Agile planning tools that integrate with Team Foundation Server right out of the box.
  • Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools (role based)

    1. 1. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools in 15 minutes Alexei V. Govorine ALM Consultant | Cardinal Solutions Group Visual Studio ALM MVP, Microsoft Virtual TSP Professional Scrum Developer Trainer Agovorine@CardinalSolutions.com http://govorin.blogspot.com http://www.twitter.com/Leshka 1 © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
    2. 2. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools WHAT IS AGILE? TIMEBOX ACTIVITY – 1 MIN © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group 2 Please write down a few words or sentence on what Agile means to you.
    3. 3. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools * AGILE Agile software development focuses on regularly delivering business value. It embraces change while leveraging feedback to produce high quality, desired results. © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group 3 * Different for every company Agile is a Movement Represented by Methodologies & Frameworks Comprised of a set of Development & Engineering Practices
    4. 4. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools Why Agile? (Project Challenges) © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
    5. 5. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools The Forrester Wave™: Agile Development Management Tools, Q2 2010, Forrester Research, Inc., May 5, 2010. © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
    6. 6. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools Visual Studio 2010 © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group • No longer just a developer IDE • TFS added server-side capability to manage the entire software lifecycle • No need to license separate tools from HP/Mercury, IBM/Rational, Rally, etc… • Already own with MSDN subscription
    7. 7. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools The Microsoft Approach • Raise productivity from developer to development team • Integration from the ground up • Team communication without barriers • Integrated quality tools for all • Leverage existing development methodology • Enable process improvement • Provide transparency to the business © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
    8. 8. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools As a Stakeholder, I want • Visibility into a Project • To be Heard • Start using the final product 13 Visual Studio 2010 Answer • SharePoint Dashboards, Reports • Easy Bug Filings with Work Items © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
    9. 9. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
    10. 10. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools As a Product Owner, I want • ROI • Effectively to Manage Work Queue • Communicate Project Status 15 Visual Studio 2010 Answer • Team Tools and Automations • Work Item and query Improvements • Reports © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
    11. 11. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools Ad-Hoc reports in Microsoft Excel – Product Backlog – Iteration Backlog © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
    12. 12. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools As a Business Analyst, I want • Capture Requirements • Collaborate with Team and End-Users 17 Visual Studio 2010 Answer • Tools Integration • Access to Work Items • Alerts © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
    13. 13. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools Tree Workitem support © 2009 Cardinal Solutions Group 18 © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
    14. 14. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools As a Team (Tester), I want • Know what to Test • Tools to Help with Testing 19 Visual Studio 2010 Answer • Test Impact Analysis, IntelliTrace • Microsoft Test Manager • Team Lab © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
    15. 15. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools New WorkItem Types • Test Step • Shared Steps © 2009 Cardinal Solutions Group 20 © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
    16. 16. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools As a Developer, I want • To Know what to Develop • Tools to Assist with Development 21 Visual Studio 2010 Answer © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group • Refactoring and Automation Tools • New Functionality: ArcDB Tools • Workflow Based Build, Gated Checkins
    17. 17. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
    18. 18. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools As a Control Manager I want • To Know what to Deploy • Trace Production Code to Requirements • Simplify Audit and Traceability Tasks 23 Visual Studio 2010 Answer © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group • Work Item Queries • Build Reports • Branch Visualization
    19. 19. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools Overcome Complexity Quality Mindset Culture of Innovation Collaboration Transparency Integration Highly integrated Productive Extensible Low admin Clarity Alignment Efficiency Agile Customizable Lightweight Patterns and Practices Focus on people, process and tools © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
    20. 20. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools Visual Studio ALM Solution Increase Project Transparency Facilitate Team Collaboration Improve Software Quality Approachable and intuitive products Tight integration across tools, process and roles Single integrated server for collaboration Real-time reporting from data warehouse Audit trail for compliance Improve predictability and reduce risk Lightweight, customizable process Integrated quality tools for each role Reduce defects and security vulnerabilities © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
    21. 21. Visual Studio 2010 Agile Tools Thank You • @Leshka • AGovorine@CardinalSolutions.com • http://govorin.blogspot.com 26 • Sharpen your Scrum Game • Learn Visual Studio 2010 • http://www.scrum.org/about/alexei-govorine © 2010 Cardinal Solutions Group
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