• .NET Testing & ALM

    Improve Team Dynamics with the xView People Status Dashboard

    February 16, 2012 Share
    In my last blog post, I introduced you to our new HTML 5 based xView extension to TeamPulse and specifically wrote about the Project Status view. In this post, I’ll go into further detail about the People Status view. People Status xView The goal of this xView is to give high-level work information about all of the people using TeamPulse and to assist in identifying people who may require help. As with the Project Status view, we wanted this view to allow people to focus on the most important information in a single glance. If people don’t require help, ...
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Introducing the New Cross-project Dashboard - TeamPulse xView

    February 15, 2012 Share
    As the TeamPulse product owner, I'm pleased to introduce our new HTML 5 based TeamPulse extension we call xView. Our goal for these features is to provide users with a single location to get a view of data across multiple projects. I'm fortunate to spend the majority of my time focusing on a single project, as do the members of my team, but I've been working in the application development industry long enough to know that this is not the case with many of our customers. These customers are often juggling multiple items in multiple projects and there are people ...
  • Testing & ALM

    Scope, Schedule, and Resources – You can’t have them all

    February 03, 2012 Share
    Imagine the scene.  You are starting a new project.  At the kickoff meeting the stakeholder introduces the mission of the project, the business analyst hands out the requirements document, the project manager hands out the project plan, and the development manager gives his best “Do it for the Gipper” speech.  You look through the project plan and see that it specifies a release date (several months in the future), the resources that will be involved, major milestones to be met, and everyone’s assignments. The team looks over the stack of paper in front of them, and roll their eyes. “Here we...
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Join us on Google+ for a Chance to Win a $200 Gift Card

    January 25, 2012 Share
    TeamPulse needs your feedback. Constantly. That’s why we would like to have you in our Google+ circles and us to be part of yours.
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    How to: Add a Custom State

    January 18, 2012 Share
    A common question we get asked is how to add new statuses to work items in TeamPulse.  While the process is not difficult, it is also not immediately obvious and a bit of complexity is added if your project is syncing with TFS.  To help people accomplish this task, we have added a how-to article in the TeamPulse documentation entitled “How to: Add a Custom State”.  This article will walk you through the process of adding a status to a work item in TeamPulse and adding a new state to a work item type definition in TFS.  If ...