It’s been a while since I wrote about TFS although a post I made about it 5 years ago is still the most popular post on my blog (weird!), and I’d like to give a plug for a plug-in for TFS called Urban Turtle, that provides SCRUM tools for Agile development.
The name seems like a play on Tortoise, which provides integration for SVN (a source-control system), and I have this vision of a turtle walking in a city with shades on and a boom-box on it’s shoulder.
The Urban Turtle website is at http://urbanturtle.com/, and it has all the info and videos for you to get started.
Brian Harry of the TFS team has a good post about it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2011/01/05/urban-turtle-for-scrum-and-tfs.aspx
I am still exploring it, but it seems to have all the features you’d require in a SCRUM tool.
The SCRUM features are available in the Project Portal (website on SharePoint), for easy web-access to all team-members (including clients)
Creating Sprints, for example.
At work, we use TFS for source control and JIRA for SCRUM, but I don’t like the Printing possibilities of our JIRA setup, and assigning a Task to someone is not easy (because of a clunky interface with the name list).
Let’s see how things are in Urban Turtle land, and I’ll report back if I end up trying it.