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

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6.5. Understanding Process Templates

A process template is a series of XML files that define your team project. You have the choice of starting from scratch (which we wouldn't recommend unless you are extremely familiar with the schemas) or you can update a preexisting process template. To obtain an existing process template from Team Foundation Server, in Team Explorer right-click your server name, then select Team Foundation Server SettingsProcess Template Manager. (You can alternatively access this option by clicking on TeamTeam Foundation Server SettingsProcess Template Manager.)

The Process Template Manager (Figure 6-12) allows you to upload, download, and delete templates. Select the MSF for Agile Software Development template and click download.

Figure 6.12. Figure 6-12

As a rule of thumb, you should use the MSF for Agile Software Development template as a starting point for creating customized templates. The reasoning behind this is that the MSF for CMMI Process Improvement template contains a lot of extra content to support the appraisal requirements for CMMI. You should always ...

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