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Waterfall/Agile Hybrid Approach in TFS 2017

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  • My project needs to use TFS 2017 for lifecycle management while using a hybrid Waterfall/Agile approach. The approach would perform Planning, Requirements and Design phases using Waterfall while using Agile for Development, Testing and Deployment. There will, of course, be requirements and design changes as well during the Agile portion.

    Can TFS be configured to work with a Waterfall methodology (this includes changing terminology e.g. Epic, Feature, etc. to something more appropriate for our project)?

    Our requirements will be in the form of business case, business rules, use cases, process flows, functional/non-functional requirements ('Shall Statements') and will all have to be linked somehow to create a Requirements Traceability Matrix that shows the path of documentation from business case all the way through to test case.

    Thank you, any guidance would be appreciated.


    • Edited by Eric sky Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:57 PM
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:56 PM

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  • Hi Eric sky,

    >>Can TFS be configured to work with a Waterfall methodology (this includes changing terminology e.g. Epic, Feature, etc. to something more appropriate for our project)?

    The answer is yes.

    You could customize a process template to meet your project requirements.

    Process templates define the objects and processes available to you when you create a team project. By customizing a process template, you customize one of more objects. Common types of customizations you can make include: 

    •Add a new field to an existing work item type (WIT)

    •Modify the pick list of values for a field

    •Change the workflow—States, Reasons, Transitions, Actions—of an existing WIT

    •Edit the layout of a work item form

    •Add or remove a work item type

    •Change the process configuration or defaults associated with Agile tools


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