Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Step by Step Guide: Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 with Visual Studio Community 2015 for Agile DevOps



Summary: In my previous post on Team Foundation Server 2015, I had outlined how you can install, set-up and run the Team Foundation Server 2015 software, in a step by step way. Also, I had created a Scrum Collection there. In this post, we will extend on that to create a Scrum Project with few Iterations and User Stories in the Iterations.

Note that this post is in continuation with the previous post on Team Foundation Server: 

Step by Step Guide: Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) for Agile Development


For this installation, set-up and run, I’m using the following software. 

1) Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 (TFS 2015) with Update 1.

2) Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015 with Update 1

3) Operating System: Windows 10 x64.

With Visual Studio Community and TFS 2015 Update 1:

1. We will first install the Visual Studio. 
2. Connect to the Team Foundation Server.
3. Create our Project, i.e., Scrum Project in Visual Studio 2015.

With the later updates of TFS, you can directly create a project in the server, i.e., the TFS. But, I wanted to have this way - so as to check on both the TFS and Visual Studio Community.


All of these have been outlined in the embedded document. To see the document in a separate window, click on the arrow mark on the top right corner of the below embedded screen. 



Now comes the interesting part. Creating the Iterations, Stories etc. for your project. The project has already been created (outlined in the above embedded document).


Next, log into the Team Foundation Server 2015. You get the below screen. 

All your collections and projects will be listed. Select “My Scrum Project” that has been created. Click on Navigate.


It will open the My Scrum Project dashboard. Click on Work – Backlog on Top Right, as shown below. 



Next, we will add Features, Iterations and User Stories. When you open the backlog, the current iteration and few other iterations are available to you. You can add other iterations as you like.


I am going to take the current iteration and add a few stories into it. To add a story simply select stories and click on add - as shown above.
After addition of stories into the backlog, it comes as below. You can see in both Backlog format or Scrum Board format. This is shown below - the backlog view.


Now you have your backlog with iteration one with a few samples stories. They belong to your Scrum Project.


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