TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Configuring Urban Turtle for customized process templates

April 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Urban Turtle is a planning and task board extension to Team Web AccessYou are using Urban Turtle, and when opening the Planning Board or Task Board tab you receive the following error message:

Error Message: Errors in the configuration file currently prevent Urban Turtle from properly displaying some data (see more details).

Urban Turtle needs to be configured to support custom processes.

Cause:

Urban Turtle supports the following process templates out-of-the-box:

  • MSF for Agile Software Development (English and French version)
  • Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 (English)
  • Scrum for Team System v3

For other/customized process templates/work item types, you need to supply a config file.

Workaround:

  • Locate the folder {ProgramFiles}\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010\Application Tier\Web Access\Web\UrbanTurtle\configuration\project’
  • Copy the .XML file of an existing process that fits most
    (do not modify the original .XML files as those are removed during uninstall/upgrade)
  • Change the copy of the .XML file to the values from your process template
  • Enjoy Urban Turtle!

Note: If you are using "MSF for CMMI Process Improvement" you can contact Urban Turtle support and they will send you a compatible configuration file to drop in the config folder.

(Thanks to Mario Cardinal and the UrbanTurtle team for this support with this.)

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