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Effective Team Management with VSTS and TFS

A Guide for Scrum Masters

Authors: Chandraseara, Chaminda, Yapa, Sanjaya

  • Takes a scenario-based approach with VSTS and TFS to effectively enhance team capabilities
  • Based on latest versions of Microsoft VSTS and TFS
  • Discusses ways to adopt VSTS and TFS to enhance your team functions
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3558-4
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About this book

Gain the essential knowledge to use VSTS/TFS effectively to empower your Agile teams. This book provides a deep analysis into issues Agile teams may face and how to overcome them by adopting and implementing the proper tools.
Rather than just review VSTS/TFS features, this book provides proven solutions to the challenges in building better Agile teams. You'll see how to handle small teams and how to facilitate large teams to support large scale projects. You'll also learn to work with distributed teams in different geo locations, which will deepen your ability to get successful project/product outcomes from your teams. 

Special focus is given to creating long term sustainability to effectively manage a backlog/portfolio backlog. You'll explore how to work with stakeholders closely to better understand a project's requirements and review how to perform the post execution analysis and planning for next development cycle and forecasting.
What You'll Learn

  • Handle large teams and distributed teams with VSTS/TFS.
  • Run Agile team functions
  • Review requirements to delivery traceability, with visibility and accountability
  • Overcome challenges and avoid common pitfalls with Agile teams
Who This Book Is For
Scrum masters, project managers, team leads, Agile team members or anyone who handles and involves in the enterprise software delivery process.

About the authors

Chaminda Chandrasekara is Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Visual Studio ALM and Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster®, who believes in continuous improvement of Software Development Life-cycle. He works as the ALM/DevOps Architect for Datavail, Sri Lanka, a fully owned subsidiary of Datavail Corporation, based in United States of America.  He is an active Microsoft Community Contributor (MCC), well recognized for his contributions in Microsoft forums, TechNet galleries, Wikis, stackoverflow and contributes extensions to Visual Studio Team Services/TFS, in Microsoft Visual Studio marketplace. He also contributes to other open source projects in GitHub. Chaminda published his first book, Beginning Build and Release Management with TFS 2017 and VSTS, in June 2017.

Sanjaya Yapa currently work as Microsoft Dynamics CRM Consultant at Oaktan Pty Ltd Australia, who has more than 12 years of experience in the industry. He has been working with various Microsoft technologies since 2005 and possess wealth of experience in Software Development, Team Leadership, Product Management and Consultancy. He specializes in Dynamics CRM and Application Life Cycle Management. 


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Handling Teams

    Chandrasekara, Chaminda (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Working with a Backlog

    Chandrasekara, Chaminda (et al.)

    Pages 29-56

  • Working on the Iteration

    Chandrasekara, Chaminda (et al.)

    Pages 57-92

  • Work After an Iteration

    Chandrasekara, Chaminda (et al.)

    Pages 93-115

  • Roadmap/Project Plan and Resources

    Chandrasekara, Chaminda (et al.)

    Pages 117-142

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3558-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $32.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3557-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Effective Team Management with VSTS and TFS
Book Subtitle
A Guide for Scrum Masters
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Chaminda Chandrasekara, Sanjaya Yapa
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3558-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3558-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3557-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 167
Number of Illustrations
98 b/w illustrations
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