Chapter 8


What's in this chapter?

  • Using the PowerPoint Storyboarding add-in to create storyboards
  • Using layouts, custom shapes, and animations to create and maintain storyboards to capture requirements from your stakeholders
  • Linking storyboards with Team Foundation Server work items

In Chapter 7 you discovered that, with Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft is extending its application lifecycle management tooling to better address the needs and feedback of project stakeholders throughout the lifecycle. In this chapter, you learn more about one of these new tools, PowerPoint Storyboarding, which adds a form of lightweight requirements elicitation to Microsoft's offerings. After reading this chapter you will have a better understanding of how to use these new tools to create user interface designs and workflows that you can socialize with your project stakeholders to collect feedback and signoff early in the process.

Why Storyboarding?

Chapter 7 explained that storyboarding is a technique that has its roots in the cartoon and film industry. Disney is credited with inventing and refining the technique in the early twentieth century for animation, and the technique quickly found its way into film and eventually software development. Figure 8.1 shows an example of a storyboard used for a film. A storyboard for a film is created and refined by a team of creative professionals, including writers, directors, and storyboard artists. During this process, storyboards typically undergo ...

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