Book: Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept to Continuous Feedback (2nd Edition) (Microsoft Windows Development)
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Five years ago, we extended the world’s leading product for individual developers, Microsoft Visual Studio, into Visual Studio Team System, and it quickly became the world’s leading product for development teams. This addition of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) to Visual Studio made life easier and more productive for hundreds of thousands of our users and tens of thousands of our Microsoft colleagues. In 2010, we shipped Visual Studio 2010 Premium, Ultimate, Test Professional, and Team Foundation Server. (We’ve dropped the Team System name.)
We’ve learned a lot from our customers in the past five years. Visual Studio 2010 is a huge release that enables a high-performance Agile software team to release higher-quality software more frequently. We set out to enable a broad set of scenarios for our customers. We systematically attacked major root causes of waste in the application lifecycle, elevated transparency for the broadly engaged team, and focused on flow of value for the end customer. We have eliminated unnecessary silos among roles, to focus on empowering a multidisciplinary, self-managing team. Here are some examples.