Agile Process Template for Visual Studio ALM

Your team can apply Agile practices by using the artifacts and tools provided with the process template for Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) for Agile Software Development. The latest version (6.0 or later) of this process template is automatically uploaded to Team Foundation Server (TFS) when you install or update to the latest version of TFS.


To access to the latest versions of the process templates that TFS provides, install the latest quarterly update for Team Foundation Server. You can obtain the update from the Microsoft download site: Quarterly Update for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012.

The template and this guidance will help you practice Scrum and apply agile engineering practices. These processes and practices come from Scrum, eXtreme Programming, and other agile methodologies.


For more information about agile practices and the MSF for Agile process template, see the following topics:


The type definitions for feedback request, feedback response, code review request, and code review response must be added to your team project. If your team project was upgraded from a previous version to the current version of Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), you may have to add these type definitions to your team project. For more information, see Update an Upgraded Team Project to Access New Features.

This guidance was developed in partnership with the following experts:

Additional resources

Get Started as a Team | Working with Team Foundation Clients | Track Work and Manage Workflow

Choose Link Types to Effectively Track Your Project | Link Work Items and Objects to Support Traceability

The latest version of process guidance content is available online. You can download online content and update your offline Help files by using the Help Library Manager.

See Also


Choose a Process Template

Customize Team Projects and Processes

Planning and Tracking Projects