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  • Hi,

    I have added some items to the Product Backlog and I have added tasks to these Items and we have estimated the effort (as a team) and we have assigned the Tasks to members of the team (I have also set each of the team members capacity).

    I am looking for guidance on a couple of things as we are new to Scrum and this is our first project using Scrum.

    1. This Project is a Migration Project moving from SP2007 to SP2013. We don't have a set of business requirements.

    The idea of using Sprints does not really work for us - tasks can span two sprints and we cannot break them down further.

    At the end of a two week Sprint we will not have a shippable product and testing will not happen until the very end.

    We have an 8 week development window and the System Testing and UAT will happen at the end.

    What I have done is as follows - I have all the PBI's and Tasks in one Sprint which runs for 8 weeks (as this is what the hours on the Tasks add up to).

    Is this the right way to do this?

    2 Secondly, when I added the Tasks and entered values (in hours) for the Original Estimate fields and Remaining Work fields, how can I tell how long the overall Project will take? Within TFS where does it show the total count of hours for all Tasks? I did this manually and I then set the dates on the Sprint.

    Looking for a steer or any advice on whether I am doing this the right way? Would appreciate any comments or feedback?



    Saturday, June 18, 2016 3:50 PM


  • Hi CG,

    Thank you for posting here.

    I am sorry that I'm not very clear about your first question? Could you explain it briefly?

    About the second question, I think you could look at the TFS Sprint Burndown chart. It shows:

    (1) Team's total capacity at the start of the sprint
    (2) 0 Remaining Work at the end of the sprint.

    You could also look at the Sprint Capacity chart: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/work/scale/capacity-planning

    These a charts could be added to your dashboard at Homepage.

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    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 2:18 AM