Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online

Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online

This book is a library of Agile best practices that were created and matured through dozens of iterations. Readers can explore and learn from the authors "dogfooding" experiences and their continuous adaptation of software requirements management.

Publication date: 31 Dec 2015

ISBN-10: n/a

ISBN-13: 9781509300648

Paperback: 157 pages

Views: 1,774

Type: Book

Publisher: Microsoft Press Books

License: Open Access

Post time: 26 Oct 2016 12:00:00

Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online

Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online This book is a library of Agile best practices that were created and matured through dozens of iterations. Readers can explore and learn from the authors "dogfooding" experiences and their continuous adaptation of software requirements management.
Tag(s): Agile Software Development Software Engineering
Publication date: 31 Dec 2015
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 9781509300648
Paperback: 157 pages
Views: 1,774
Document Type: Book
Publisher: Microsoft Press Books
License: Open Access
Post time: 26 Oct 2016 12:00:00
From the Introduction:
With this book, we share our adventures as we hone our skills in managing solution requirements in an environment where transparency, simplicity, and trust prevail. We are hardly a typical group but instead a worst- case scenario. 

We are a geographically distributed, part-time, virtual, and volunteer-based team, which implies hard-to-get commitments. We build solutions that range from small to complex and use a variety of technologies that are often at the bleeding edge. For us, being unconventional is an asset because with it comes a variety of skills, traditions, cultures, and experiences. 

Who should read this book

This book targets Agile development teams and their Scrum Masters who want to explore and learn from our "dogfooding" experiences and our continuous adaptation of software requirements management. Product Owners and other stakeholders will also find value in this book in learning how they can support their Agile development teams and by gaining an understanding of the constraints of open source community projects. 

Assumptions

This book assumes that you have at least a minimal understanding of Agile, Lean, and Scrum development concepts and are familiar with Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Online (VSO). To go beyond this book and expand your knowledge of Agile practices or Visual Studio technologies, MSDN 1 and other Microsoft Press books offer both complete introductions and comprehensive information.




About The Author(s)


Gordon Beeming is a software developer at Derivco in the sunny city of Durban, South Africa. He spends most his time hacking away at the keyboard in Visual Studio or with his family relaxing. He is a Visual Studio ALM Ranger, Visual Studio ALM MVP, and a member of the Friends of Redgate.

Gordon Beeming

Gordon Beeming is a software developer at Derivco in the sunny city of Durban, South Africa. He spends most his time hacking away at the keyboard in Visual Studio or with his family relaxing. He is a Visual Studio ALM Ranger, Visual Studio ALM MVP, and a member of the Friends of Redgate.


Brian Blackman is a principal consultant with Microsoft Premier Developer, focusing on affecting the success of ISV partners and enterprises in engineering and the marketplace. He has an MBA, is a CSM, CSP, MCSD (C++), SAFe Agilist, MCTS, and a Visual Studio ALM Ranger. During his tenure at Microsoft, he worked with Windows for Automotive, Windows Mobile, Access, SQL Server, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, and Team Foundation Server. 

Brian Blackman

Brian Blackman is a principal consultant with Microsoft Premier Developer, focusing on affecting the success of ISV partners and enterprises in engineering and the marketplace. He has an MBA, is a CSM, CSP, MCSD (C++), SAFe Agilist, MCTS, and a Visual Studio ALM Ranger. During his tenure at Microsoft, he worked with Windows for Automotive, Windows Mobile, Access, SQL Server, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, and Team Foundation Server. 


Mike started his studies in electronic engineering, where he was introduced to the wonders of computing (mostly in Smalltalk!) and has spent the last 16 years rebooting. He is an independent consultant with extensive software development experience, currently specializing in build and deployment automation to support continuous delivery.

Michael Fourie

Mike started his studies in electronic engineering, where he was introduced to the wonders of computing (mostly in Smalltalk!) and has spent the last 16 years rebooting. He is an independent consultant with extensive software development experience, currently specializing in build and deployment automation to support continuous delivery.


Willy started his IT career in the early 1980s during his electrical engineering studies, focusing on the BTOS/CTOS operating systems until he moved over primarily to Microsoft technologies in the early ‘90s. Since then, his passion has been to investigate, research, and evangelize technology and best practices, striving for simplicity and maintainability in software engineering.

Willy-Peter Schaub

Willy started his IT career in the early 1980s during his electrical engineering studies, focusing on the BTOS/CTOS operating systems until he moved over primarily to Microsoft technologies in the early ‘90s. Since then, his passion has been to investigate, research, and evangelize technology and best practices, striving for simplicity and maintainability in software engineering.


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