Chapter 10

Introduction to Project Management


  • Getting to know the additions and enhancements to project management capabilities in Team Foundation Server 2012
  • Understanding work items and process templates
  • Managing and querying work items with Visual Studio, Excel, Project, and Team Web Access

In Part I, you learned about the support that Team Foundation Server 2012 has for source control. In Part II, you learned about the importance of engaging with your project's stakeholders early and often during the development cycle to ensure that you are building the right software. In Part III, you learn about how Team Foundation Server 2012 helps you plan and track your software development projects in an agile manner.

Project management can involve many aspects of developing software, such as tracking remaining work and open bugs, determining how much work you can commit to with your available resources, and even helping to enforce a standard process of interaction between your team members. You will see that Team Foundation Server 2012 provides capabilities to help you achieve all of these things, and more.

This chapter starts with the enhancements to project management available in this release. It also provides an overview of work item tracking, including some ways to manage and query work items from Visual Studio, Excel, Project, and other clients. You find out about the importance of process templates, including an overview of the process templates provided ...

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