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Professional Team Foundation Server by Mickey Gousset, Erik Gunvaldson, Jean-Luc David

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7.5. Organizing Your Project Team

Creating your team project gives you an electronic repository for all your team information. But that is only one piece of the project puzzle. For a project to succeed, you need a project team of dedicated individuals from all aspects of the organization. All team members need to understand their role or roles. They need to be accountable for their actions, but not fearful of that accountability. One way to ensure this is to make sure lines of communication are always open between all team members.

Your project team should not consist of just technical people, such as the developers and testers. To really ensure the success of the project, as well as make the most of Team Foundation Server, you should also include the business users who requested and will be using the finished product, the managers who will oversee the project, and those who will help design and architect the project, to name just a few.

Team Foundation Server provides multiple ways to communicate the project status to everyone on the team. Using the project portal site, team members can stay up-to-date on the latest documentation and project status. Using Team Explorer, they can query Team Foundation Server to return the latest information on bugs, work items, and changes. Using Microsoft Excel they can view different lists of information from Team Foundation Server, as well as update that information. All these options serve to allow the team members to easily communicate with ...

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