The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog

Independent Experts. Real World Answers.

MVP Featured App: TFS Agile Poker

MVP Featured App: TFS Agile Poker

  • Comments 1

Visual Studio ALM MVP Mike Douglas has released a new app, TFS Agile Poker, to the Windows 8 Store.  TFS Agile Poker is a free cross platform tool for distributed and co-located teams to point your Team Foundation Server backlog. TFS Agile Poker can be used with Team Foundation Service or your On-Premises Team Foundation Server 2010 or 2012 installation using the TFS OData Services.   Features include estimate effort for product backlogs, communications with TF Service and on-premises TFS Server, support for multiple connections, the ability to use Agile and Scrum templates and to invite other users by email. 

He plans to create a mobile web version, as well as native versions for Windows Phone 8 and other mobile platforms, later this year.  

Mike explains his inspiration for creating TFS Agile Poker:

“The idea for my application came from the a need that I saw for distributed teams that were trying to point stories in a TFS backlog.  I was working with two teams.  One is co-located where it was easy to use card/fingers to point.  The other team is distributed across the country and there isn’t a good way to do this with a TFS backlog over the phone.   With a passion around extending TFS and helping others in ALM, I was excited to build TFS Agile Poker and improve my knowledge about mobile development in the process.”

“The MVP community was instrumental in the process.  I was able to demo it to the group of ALM MVPs at the last MVP summit and provide an early version to the ALM Rangers.  Both provided some valuable feedback.”

Screen shot 1

Leave a Comment
  • Please add 2 and 6 and type the answer here:
  • Post
Page 1 of 1 (1 items)