My name is Assaf Stone. I'm a senior ALM consultant in Microsoft's Premier Support for Developers Team. When not being kept busy by work, my wife, or my four kids, I like to practice archery, read books, and listen to 70's and 80's rock music. I would also like to just relax, if I had any more spare time!
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Unless you are either very new or have no connection to the software delivery profession and industry (in which case I’d be curious to hear how you found this blog post), you have probably heard of “DevOps”. DevOps is “the … Continue reading
One thing that sets high-performing individuals and teams apart from lower performing teams is experience. Experience is a shortcut. It saves time. It helps you skip the time and effort required to research a particular problem. Experience lets you cut … Continue reading
So you’ve heard about DevOps. That is great. You’ve decided that your organization could really benefit from a “DevOps transformation”. Even better. You’ve even gone above and beyond, and memorized the following definition for DevOps: DevOps is the union of … Continue reading
In the previous post we discussed what WIP (Work In Process/Progress) is, and how to track it. In this post I want to discuss why WIP limits are so important and how they contribute to improving the team’s effectiveness and … Continue reading
What is WIP? WIP simply means work in process (also sometimes, Work In Progress). This metric simply measures how many items (features, stories, backlog items, tasks) your team have started to develop, but have yet to complete. In other words, … Continue reading
Background Both VSTS (Team Services) and TFS (Team Foundation Server) have a set organizational hierarchy. An individual developer belongs to a team. A project (also called Team Project, or TP) has multiple teams, and a VSTS account – as well … Continue reading