Event: Team Foundation Server 2010 Overview with SCRUM

Our previous Columbus TFS Event had such a wonderful turnout and response that we’ve decided to go on the road to Kentucky in a few weeks.  I’m happy to have Dave Dotterer of Kizan as my partner in crime.  Dave is a great TFS resource and it’ll be awesome to have his insight for the audience.  The agenda is similar, but we found in Columbus that we ran out of time.  To solve this we will be starting sharp at 8:15am on September 23rd and 24th.

A big thanks to Danilo Casino of Microsoft for putting this together and inviting both Dave and I.  Also a big thanks to the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts (desperately in need of a nickname) for lending their facilities.  They continue to be a big supporter of the development community in that area.  Other states’ organizations would be wise to follow their lead.

Registration can be found here.

Directions can be found here.

The agenda is much the same, though we will make a greater effort to include Lab Management on the second day:

Day 1 – September 23, 2010

Welcome time: 8:15 AM

Introductions/Kick Off: 8:30

  • Mike Gresley, Microsoft

VS2010 Business Value Overview

  • Statistics
  • People/Process/Tools

Why Process

  • Process discussion, Scrumdamentals
  • Review Visual Studio Scrum Template

Lunch (Many restaurants north of I-64)

Team Explorer overview

  • Customizing VS2010
  • Connecting to TFS
  • Work Items Overview
  • Documents Overview
  • Reports Overview
  • Build Overview
  • SharePoint
  • Web Access

Project Management

  • Requirement Gathering
  • Planning

Day 2 – September 24, 2010

Team Build

  • Setting CI
  • Branch/Merge
  • Deployment

Architecture Tools

  • Overview
  • Hotfix


  • TDD
  • Code Tools/Analysis/IntelliTrace …
  • Layer Diagrams

Database Tools

  • Schema Management
  • Data Management
  • Testing
  • Deployment


Test Manager

  • Setup
  • Running
  • Report


  • Excel Reports
  • Dashboard
  • SSRS

Team Lab Management (Time Permitting)

Retrospective (30 minutes)


Look forward to seeing everyone there!