The October meeting of the Queensland VSTS Users Group will cover the very popular topic of Project Management with VSTS. While some of the session will be applicable to the 2008 version, the main focus is on the many great new features coming up in the 2010 release.

Date: Friday, 2nd October
Time: 7:30am Brekkie 8:00am Presentation
RSVP: http://qvstsugoct09.eventbrite.com
Venue: Microsoft Office, Level 9
Waterfront place, 1 Eagle Street
Brisbane  QLD  4001

Session Abstract:

The latest Chaos report from the Standish group shows a continuation of an alarming trend of increasing project failures. From 2002 to 2008, projects that have been complete failures have increased from 15% to 24%. A further 44% of all projects are listed as “Challenged” meaning they failed to delivery the required features on time or on budget. To state the obvious, this is not a good report card.

Good Project Management is critic in helping ensure project success. Integrated ALM suites like Visual Studio Team System can greatly improve your chances of success by taking the hard work out of tracking where you project is up to and what issues are being experienced by the team.

In this session, we will look at some of the ways VSTS can help with Project Management and in particular we will take a look at the following enhancements in the upcoming VSTS2010 release.

  • A look at the new Work Item types in MSF Agile – v5.0
  • See how hierarchical work items make life much easier
  • MS Project integration
  • New Reports in TFS2010
  • Project Dashboards
  • The Agile Planning Workbook
  • and much more…

About the presenter:

Anthony Borton

Anthony Borton is the lead ALM consultant for Enhance ALM Pty Ltd, an Australian consulting and training company specializing in Application Lifecycle Management and Microsoft Visual Studio Team System. He has been working with Visual Studio Team System full-time since 2005. Anthony has worked with a variety of companies ranging in size from just 3 employees up to some of Australia’s largest companies and financial institutions. Anthony is the lead Microsoft Technical Readiness Instructor in Australia for Microsoft Visual Studio and has presented at the Microsoft launch events for both VSTS2005 and VSTS2008. Anthony is a Microsoft MVP (Team System), a Certified Scrum Master and a member of the INETA Speakers Bureau. He is also the president of the QLD VSTS users group and maintains a blog at http://www.myvstsblog.com

Our meeting Sponsor:

Enhance-ALM-logo-75 The October meeting of the QVSTSUG is sponsored by Enhance ALM. Don’t miss out on the “VSTS Essentials for Project Managers and Business Analysts” one day course coming up in Brisbane on the 15th October. Only $595 + 10% GST for this training event. Download the course outline (PDF).