We have received a few questions on our project flight plan (status) board that can be found on the home page of my blog, the monthly Ranger flashes and on the bulletin boards in Redmond (bld18) and the Vancouver Development Centre.
While we have space we keep landed flights / projects on the board for awareness. As we run out of space on the board the rows move upwards and “pop off” landed flights.
At the moment it is still a manual process, based on PowerPoint and humanoid intervention. Why not automate … see next question
Yes, but we recommend that you wait for Robert MacLean and Gordon Beeming to complete their research and guidance project, which will read a pre-configured TFS backlog and automatically build the flight board. As it is a made in South-Africa project I would not be surprised if its codename is related to District 9 or Elysium
We use the following status indicators for features on our backlog in the VisualStudio.ALM\Strategy Team\UserVoice Idea or VisualStudio.ALM\Strategy Team\Strategic Idea area path:
See status indicator above. If we experience delays (today > delivery date) during the content development phase (in-flight) we will add a “Delayed” indicator to the status. Likewise if we experience delays during “landing” we will add a “Delayed” indicator.