Sunday, August 8, 2010

Installing the Visual Studio Scrum Process Template

I blogged before about the Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 Process Template. But how do you get it installed?

Step 1 – Download the template

The process template is hosted at the Visual Studio Gallery. The easiest way to download the template is using the Extension Manager in Visual Studio 2010. Open Visual Studio 2010, and from the main menu, select Tools | Extension Manager. Select the Online Gallery tab on the left side of the window, and search for ‘Scrum’. Select the Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 Process Template from the list and click the Download button. Once the file has finished downloading, click Close on the Extension Manager window to close it.

Step 2 – Install the template
You have to install the process template on your local machine before you can import it into Team Foundation Server 2010. To do that, doubleclick on the MSI and follow the installation procedure. If you left all the default settings, the Process Template is installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 folder.

Step 3 - Importing the template

Importing the process template into Team Foundation Server 2010 is the same as for all other templates. Open the Process Template Manager in Visual Studio 2010 by selecting Team | Team Project Collection Settings | Process Template Manager. Click the Upload button and navigate to c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0\Process Template.

Step 4 - Installing the Scrum Dashboard Feature
As a last step you have to install the Scrum dashboard feature. Therefore you have to copy the Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Sharepoint.Scrum.wsp file found in the Project Portal folder to your Sharepoint server. Afterwards follow the procedure as described here to upload and install the wsp to your Sharepoint server.

5 comments:

Palanivel Raja said...

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Anonymous said...

Great stuff. This was extremely helpful.

durga said...

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steven said...



My wife has taken her Certification and trainning from Scrumstudy and she is fully satisfied with this.

Miah Charley said...

Scrum has become one of the most popular Agile methodologies used for software and product development. Various factors have contributed to this popularity. The methodology works very well with complex projects where requirements change often and/or the technology is new and not used before.