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September 2011 Entries

Team Foundation Server 2010 Real-Time Burndown Charts
The reality is that project managers need work status in real-time. The TFS Excel reports and web parts are great, but because they are sourced from the TFS SSAS cube the information can be up to 2 hours old. The User Story goes like this... "As a project manager, team lead or team member I want to see what work is currently active and what the burndown is by team and by person is for that work so I know when work delays or time reporting failures are taking place. I need to know this 30 seconds ......

Posted On Friday, September 30, 2011 2:36 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ Agile SCM Talk Blog ]

TFS 2010 Web Part for Data Warehouse Views
Team Foundation Server 2010 includes support for Data Warehouse and Analysis Cube Views. The company, Amrein Engineering, sells a web part that uses SQL statements to source data. You can implement this web part very easily to do some very nice reporting of TFS data. For example, you cannot use "time" as a query criteria in Team Explorer. You can only use the date. That is, you can ask for all work items changed by Joe Black on 9/11/2011. But you cannot ask for changes between 3 and 4 PM on that ......

Posted On Friday, September 9, 2011 2:33 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Agile SCM Talk Blog ]

Publish TFS 2010 Last Work Item History Comment to Excel
Team Foundation Server 2010 does not support publishing history data to Excel. However, there is an easy work around to this problem. However, this is limited to the last recorded History comment for a work item. This is what displays in the query return set when the History column is included. Create a query with History as a column Run the query Click the pulldown on the "Open in Microsoft Office" button Select "Send Query to Microsoft Outlook" An email pops up with the data in a table that includes ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 6, 2011 2:31 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Agile SCM Talk Blog ]

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