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Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012: Adopting Agile Software Practices: From Backlog to Continuous Feedback (Microsoft Windows Development)by Sam Guckenheimer
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Use Visual Studio® Team Foundation Server 2012 and Agile Methods to Deliver Higher Value Software Faster!
This is the definitive guide to applying agile development and modern software engineering practices with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 and Microsoft’s complementary Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products and methods. Written by a top Microsoft Visual Studio development team leader and a long-time Visual Studio implementation consultant, it focuses on solving real development challenges, systematically eliminating waste, improving transparency and delivering better software more quickly and painlessly.
Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje help you make the most of Visual Studio 2012’s powerful new capabilities for team development across your entire lifecycle: requirements, architecture, construction, build, and test. This edition presents valuable new techniques for succeeding with Scrum in Visual Studio 2012 environments. Writing for every software team member, the authors identify powerful “Lessons Learned” at Microsoft, including important new lessons for reducing cycle time for deploying new features and fixes to production problems.
Guckenheimer and Loje help you overcome every major cause of software waste, missed schedules, and poor quality—from build delays to irreproducible bugs, technology “silos” to inadequate distributed development processes. You’ll learn how to use Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 to empower and engage multidisciplinary, self-managing teams; improve their transparency; offer and respond to “Continuous Feedback Everywhere”; and maximize effectiveness from start to finish.
Whatever your development role, this book will help you use Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 to focus on what really matters: building software that begins delivering exceptional value sooner and keeps delighting customers far into the future.
This is the most practical, valuable guide for every member of the software team who intends to run or participate in software projects using Microsoft's Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server (TFS). Written by a top Microsoft Visual Studio development team leader and a leading Visual Studio implementation consultant, it focuses on the real challenges development organizations face. The authors identify powerful lessons and best practices learned at Microsoft, and cover the entire development lifecycle, from requirements gathering through testing and beyond. This edition adds coverage of VS 2012's extensive new team features, as well as new coverage of using TFS to actively support teams that practice Scrum. Throughout, the authors focus on showing how to use TFS to reduce waste, increase transparency, and accelerate the flow of value to the end customer.
About the Author
Sam Guckenheimer, Product Owner for the Microsoft Visual Studio product line strategy, acts as chief customer advocate, responsible for end-to-end external design of new Visual Studio releases. He has 30 years’ experience as software architect, developer, tester, product manager, project manager, and executive. Before joining Microsoft, he was Director of Product Line Strategy at Rational Software Corporation, now the Rational Division of IBM. He holds five patents on software lifecycle tools, is a frequent conference speaker, and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard. Neno Loje has been an independent Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) consultant and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) specialist for seven years, helping many companies establish team environments and development processes with Visual Studio.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Agile Consensus
Chapter 2: Scrum, Agile Practices, and Visual Studio
Chapter 3: Product Ownership
Chapter 4: Running the Sprint
Chapter 5: Architecture
Chapter 6: Product Development
Chapter 7: Build and Lab
Chapter 8: Test
Chapter 9: Lessons Learned at Microsoft Developer Division
Chapter 10: Continuous Feedback
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