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Traditional status reporting is about as accurate as a fairgrounds fortune teller,and worse,it takes too much effort and time! Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 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 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 axes. Come learn how to predict your future! We briefly overview the out-of-the-box reports before diving into what makes these reports possible. We examine the behind-the-scenes data stores: the TFS_Warehouse and the OLAP cube,and understand their purpose. Then we step back up into the world of reporting where we create and extend reports from queries (built-in capability),create new Excel pivot-table reports and host them on a SharePoint portal,and modify SQL Server Reporting Services reports. Then we look at how to make decisions about what data to capture to help drive overall process improvement. As an added bonus,all attendees walk away with three new custom reports for teams implementing Kanban and Lean,or simply trying to make their development process more effective.
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