Does your organization have resources that use Microsoft Visual Studio Team System to develop software? Did you know that it is possible to link your Microsoft Project plans directly to VSTF and push task, risks, issues and other data back and forth between these two tools? Bryan Cole, Principle Program Manager at Microsoft, has been using this functionality for the past 5 years to drive and teach other Project Managers to deliver successful waterfall and agile software projects. Bryan will walk us through getting set up and running using this exciting functionality across the two tools.
6:00pm – 6:15pm –Intros, Board Member Question and Answers
6:15pm – 7:15pm – Presentation
7:15pm – 7:30pm – Raffle and Meeting Close
In preparation for the meeting on 3/21, you are encouraged to bring your laptops and follow along with the tutorials/examples that Bryan will demo live. There are 2 prerequisites in order to be able to perform the tutorials:
· Microsoft Project Client Installed
· Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer Installed
o Note: If you don’t have access to Visual Studio through your work, you can sign up for a free online visual studio account here http://tfs.visualstudio.com and install the Team Explorer software here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9810414
At the conclusion of the meeting, students will successfully be able to create a project schedule using MS Project & Visual Studio Team Foundation (VSTF) and link them together for project control and reporting.
Students will be able to have fully integrated schedules between MS Project and VSTF. This outcome will successfully perform the ability to report on project schedule data within both the MS Project and VSTF environments.
About the Presenter:
Bryan Cole, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, has been using this functionality for the past 5 years to drive and teach other Project Managers to deliver successful waterfall and agile software projects.