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April 5, 2012

Video: Sprint Ahead with Team Foundation Server 2010 ALM


Want to learn how to plan an agile software development release using TFS 2010?  In this video excerpt from John Brown’s course ALM with Team Foundation Server 2010 you’ll see how to prepare a new release by combining Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft Excel to be able to import and manage backlog items directly into TFS 2010.  He also covers how to assign efforts and business values and how to sync those between Excel and Visual Studio.  In the complete course he covers other key topics including process templates, managing scrum, managing iterations, and source control.


John Brown is a Software Craftsman who has been continually searching for the better approach. For the last ten years, he has been working in the Microsoft .NET space leading teams of developers writing software systems for the Federal and International government agencies. He has spent significant time learning how to improve software quality, better organize teams, and streamline the Application Lifecycle Management.

If you’d like to learn more about how to leverage the power of TFS 2010 for Application Lifecycle Management, this course is for you.  What other tools do you use for ALM and how do they compare to TFS?  Hit the comment link and let us know.

You can watch the full HD version of this video along with the other 3 hrs 58 min of video found in this professional course by subscribing to Pluralsight. Visit ALM with Team Foundation Server 2010 to view the full course outline. Pluralsight subscribers also benefit from cool features like mobile appsfull library searchprogress trackingexercise filesassessments, and offline viewing. Happy learning!

About the Author

is a Chief Architect specializing in large scale distributed system development and enterprise software processes. Paul has more than twenty years of development experience including being a former Microsoft MVP, a speaker at technical conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed and VSLive, and a published author. Prior to working on the Windows platform, he built software using a vast array of technologies including Java, Unix, C, and even OS/2.