Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft’s application lifecycle management solution. In addition to core features like source control, build automation and work-item tracking, TFS enables teams to align projects with industry processes such as Agile, Scrum and CMMi via the use of customable XML Process Templates.  

Since 2005, TFS has been a welcomed addition to the Microsoft developer tool line-up by Government Agencies of all sizes and missions.  However, many government development teams consistently struggle with leveraging an iterative development process all while providing the structure, visibility and status reporting that is required by many Government, waterfall-centric, project methodologies.

The open-source, GovDev for TFS Accelerator contains a TFS Process Template that combines the formality of CMMi/Waterfall with the flexibility of Agile/Iterative: 


 

The GovDev for TFS Accelerator also implements two new custom reports to support the customized process and provide the real-time visibility across the lifecycle with full traceability and drill down to tasks, tests and code:

 

 

Finally, due to the heavy use of contractors within Government projects, the need for new ways to understand work contribution are always needed.   Here is a new one:

 

To download the free GovDev for TFS 2010 Accelerator, please visit:   http://govdevfortfs.codeplex.com

 

To watch a 45min demo of GovDev, visit:  https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032508359&culture=en-us