VSTS UG Meeting on 25th June 2008 - Now at Lincoln Square, Bellevue WA

You suggested, we acted!

This month's VSTS User Group Meeting will be held at Microsoft's Lincoln Square office on the 15th floor. We'll have a couple ushers to let you in once you get on the 15th floor. Also there's a change in timing - We'll start the meeting at 6:00 PM.

Please REGISTER for more details!

Here's the agenda:

Title: Gaze into the Crystal Ball: Reporting in Team System

Speaker:   Steve Borg

Steven Borg is a principal of Northwest Cadence, a Microsoft VSTS Inner Circle partner that focuses exclusively on helping companies improve their Application Lifecycle Management using Team System. At Northwest Cadence, he is the VSTS Practice Lead, and has worked with dozens of corporations to improve their overall software development process, and, more specifically, their automated build process. In addition, he assists the Team System community as a Team System MVP, and is both an accomplished speaker and writer

You’ve paid your nickel and it’s time to ask the Zoltar Fortune Teller for your future: “Is my software development project going down the toilet? Will I be able to ship on time, with high quality? Can I hit my budget?” (Wait, three questions = three nickels.) And he says… Nothing.

Let’s face it. Traditional status reporting is about as accurate as Zoltar, and worse, it takes a whole lot longer!!! Team System can help! Its’ built in reporting capabilities provide a strong foundation for understanding the current status of your project. Not only does it provide a series of built in reports, it gathers the metrics to allow for excellent ad-hoc reports! Using these both the built in and ad hoc report capabilities, finding the current status of your project, and predicting your project’s probability of success or failure along several axis. Come learn how to predict your future! You’ll learn how to interpret the build in reports, learn what’s required to create the reports, and how to use Excel pivot tables to connect to the TFS cube for ad hoc reporting


The meeting will also be simulcasted via Live Meeting: Register for more details!


Meeting ID: NKM42M

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Come join us for a fun filled evening!


-Mithun Dhar