One of the interesting projects I’m currently leading is deploying VSTS in-house and coming up with a plan to migrate to it and change our processes to eventually use it for our SDLC.

We have planned the move in several phases.

Phase 1 (underway) consists of deploying the infrastructure and system, migrating some legacy code from VSS and supporting new .NET 2.0 projects.

Phase 2 will include getting more groups on board (DBA, Claims processing, etc.) and incorporating a daily build for Continuous Integration.

Phase 3 will include extending the use to Product Management and Project Management and using work-items and portal features.

I will talk about the different pieces and activities in coming posts and hopefully that will help some of you out there.

Stay tuned…