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TFS 2010 for us product owners

I’m currently using a lot of Microsoft Project to keep my distributed stakeholders updated since the scrum dashboard just works for the current sprint and the 2008 web access isn’t very… accessible.  The stakeholders can’t get the overview they need. So, I spend time on separate Microsoft Project files with the long term plans (as described in a previous post) and I keep the product backlog in TFS.

So, I was just thrilled by the images on BHarry’s blog, describing the new features for us non programmers. Finally, I can really invite my stakeholders to keep themselves updated on the level they need.

The dashboard looks awesome! Here are two examples:

For me as a product owner, I of course long for the hierarchical work items:

If I still want to show Gantt charts, I can (if all goes well) use the upgraded Project Integration, since it conserves the hierarchy. This is the main reason I don’t use the integration today.

I’m also very curious about the Sprint planning functions

So, what more can I say: JUST BRING IT ON!

  1. Ian
    2011/06/23 at 5:13 pm

    Hi Anna,
    Do you have a project plan .mmp file you can share so I can follow along in this tutorial. I read your scrum article, and went to the link where you posted the .mmp file, but it was not there. Could you provide a link to the file or e-mail to me (ibolah@yahoo.com). I am learning Scrum and find your information very helpful. Thanks

  2. 2012/07/29 at 12:45 pm

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    • Anna Forss
      2012/09/14 at 12:37 pm

      thank you!

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