CodePlex Scrum Sprint Monitor For Team System

יום חמישי, אפריל 2, 2009

I have published a post regarding the Scrum Process Template here. Now I like to talk about a grate addition to the Scrum with Team System. In CodePlex there is a project name Scrum Sprint Monitor located here. This project is a screen saver that shows you the Sprint status at all times with nice summaries, graphs and charts. To set it up you need to do the following: Step 1: Edit the “SprintConfiguration.txt” file Here is an example: ProjectName= Scrum Example ProcessTemplateName= Scrum for Team System 'IterationId= 162698 IterationPath= Scrum Example\Release 1\Sprint 1 'BuildDefinitionName= <CI Build Definition Name> SprintStartDate= 2009-3-18 10:00:00 -6:00 SprintEndDate= 2009-4-18...

Scrum Process Templates For Team System

יום רביעי, אפריל 1, 2009

Scrum is an Agile development methodology that has a growing audience in the software development world. I have been asked by customers of mine regarding the Team System and the Scrum. Team System is very flexible and can easily support the Scrum Methodology with a few customizations, however there are Process Templates already made with the Scrum support so you can download them and start using them with no charge. I will mention here two of these Process Templates: CodePlex: I will start with the CodePlex Project Template that can be downloaded from the “Scrum Process Template Home Page” located here. The CodePlex Project Template...

How To See The TFS Source Control Cache Performance Statistics

יום שני, מרץ 30, 2009

I have posted about changing the TFS Source Control Cache Settings in order to boost performance here How can we be sure that the changes are correct and we have better performance now? The TFS is saving statistics so you can monitor the cache performance easily. What can you see? Current cache size Total cache hits Total download requests Total files in cache How can you see it? Step 1: Log in to the application tier and open a browser. Step 2: Surf to - http://localhost:8080/VersionControl/v1.0/proxystatistics.asmx Step 3: Click QueryProxyStatistics Step 4: Click Invoke A XML file will be opened with the statistics of your TFS Source Control...
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Can TFS Be Installed On Virtual Server?

יום שלישי, מרץ 17, 2009

This question is rising every time that customers are not pleased with the performance. They tell me that the performance problem is because of the fact that there TFS is installed on a virtual server. After a deep check we always find that the reason is different, for example they don’t give enough resources to the server (TFS can’t work with 0.5GB of memory). So the answer to the question is yes it can!!! I like to mention here that it depends on the resources allocated to the server, satisfying the minimum requirements of the TFS will do the work. Have Fun!!!
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