If you’re not familiar with the ALM Rangers then you’re certainly missing out on some of the most important content/guidance being offered when it comes to Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). I’ve mentioned them before on numerous occasions as I’ve personally used their guidance on TFS branching and merging, build customization and additional technical readiness.
That being said, the Rangers latest effort is something you should set time aside for in order to fully consume it. The ALM Readiness treasure map sample application provides a catalogue (treasure map) of the available ALM readiness content, guiding you through the process of becoming proficient in ALM practices for Visual Studio. Willy offers a step-by-step walkthrough and also some insights into vNext. Maybe sure to leave comments on Willy’s blog for what you’d like to see on the product backlog.