Date: Monday 12/8/2008

Event: Visual Studio Team System Meeting

Location: Microsoft Building 40, Steptoe Room #1450

Meeting Leader: Kevin Supinger

Time:  7:00 PM

Topic: Metrics that Matter: Reporting with Team Foundation Server

Speaker: Timm Shad

Am I crazy to think that making informed decisions in regards to your software development process is a good idea? Of course not, and that is why the crown jewel of TFS is the data warehouse that silently gathers metrics behind the scenes. In this session, I will take you into the depths of reporting with TFS and open your eyes to the power of metrics. Using both Excel and Reporting Services, you will see how to create reports that provide traceability and transparency into your software development process.


Speaker: Shad Timm
Shad Timm is a Visual Studio Team System Consultant with Northwest Cadence. He has extensive experience with Team Build and MSBuild, Business Intelligence with Reporting Services, and implementing Software Configuration Management best practices with Visual Studio Team System. He has worked with several organizations to automate their build and deployment process, customize Team Foundation Server to gather specific metrics about their development process, and provide reports to facilitate process improvement. His passion knows no limits when it comes to increasing the effectiveness of Visual Studio Team System in order to provide real business value to an organization.