Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012: Adopting Agile Software Practices
From Backlog to Continuous Feedback (3rd Edition)
Sam and I updated our book on agile software engineering to reflect the feature set of the new Visual Studio & Team Foundation Server 2012.
How to get it:
Use code VSTFS2012 at InformIT to get 35% off the printed copy or the DRM-free PDF. Offer valid until December 31st, 2013.
Chapter 2: Scrum, Agile Practices, and Visual Studio (25 pages)
Chapter 9: Lessons Learned at Microsoft Developer Division (23 pages)
Table of Contents
Foreword to Third Edition by Brian Harry
Foreword to Second Edition by Ken Schwaber
Chapter 1: The Agile Consensus
Chapter 2: Scrum, Agile Practices, and Visual Studio
Chapter 3: Product Ownership
Chapter 4: Running the Sprint
Chapter 5: Architecture
Chapter 6: Development
Chapter 7: Build and Lab
Chapter 8: Test
Chapter 9: Lessons Learned at Microsoft Developer Division
Chapter 10: Continuous Feedback
Sam Guckenheimer is the product owner for the Microsoft Visual Studio product line.
Neno Loje is an independent Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) consultant and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) specialist.
This is the definitive guide to applying agile development and modern software engineering practices with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012—Microsoft’s complementary Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform. It focuses on solving real development challenges, systematically eliminating waste, improving transparency, and delivering better software more quickly and painlessly.
3rd Edition, 2012: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012: Adopting Agile Software Practices: From Backlog to Continuous Feedback
The latest edition was an update. We revised it to reflect the new capabilities and tools in VS & TFS 2012 (especially the ones that support small and agile teams) as well as an updated chapter on lessons learned at Microsoft. (There we only minimal changes to the parts on Scrum and agile practices).
2nd Edition, 2011: Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio
The second edition was essentially a complete rewrite, focusing on Scrum and software development in a modern and agile manner using tools from VS 2010 (not sure why this was marked as a 2nd edition as this really is more a entirely new book).
1st Edition, 2006: Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
This was the initial version by Sam and Juan J. Perez, targeting VSTS 2005.
What other’s say about the book
Brian Harry’s blog: Sam and Neno’s VS 2012 Book Available at Launch
Matteo Emili: Review – Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012: Adopting Agile Software Practices: From Backlog to Continuous Feedback