Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Structuring your workitems using the Scrum for Team System Template

If you are using the great Scrum For Team System template inside Visual Studio 2010, there are some important things to remember.

First of all, try to use the included ScrumMaster WorkBench tool. This makes managing releases, sprints, sprint backlog items, … a lot easier. If you are not using this tool, it’s important to know that the template is really peculiar on how you structure your iterations and link them to workitems. If you do this incorrectly, you end up with empty reports.

To make sure that everything works correctly, structure your workitems like this:

  • Release Work Items (Level 2)
    Must be associated to iteration path nodes at the level two branch depth.
  • Sprint Work Items (Level 4)
    Must be association to iteration path nodes at the forth level depth.
  • Team Sprint Work Items (Level 5)
    Must be association to iteration path nodes at the fifth level depth

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