Telerik has recently introduced TFS Work Item Manager and TFS Project Dashboard (Beta), inspired by agile development methodologies, the free tools are designed to facilitate project progress visualization, drastically reduce project overhead and enhance accountability for development teams working with Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server. Telerik and Imaginet claim that the TFS Work Item Manager and TFS Project Dashboard have been used extensively internally for over six months with great results so development teams can immediately utilize these tools and see the same benefits.
“Telerik’s RadControls for WPF suite provided an amazingly flexible foundation for the TFS Work Item Manager and TFS Project Dashboard tools, allowing the team to quickly implement a user experience that was fresh and intuitive. In addition, Telerik’s mature software engineering practices truly inspired the team to find better ways to visualize the software construction process as well as help to rethink how to update Microsoft Team System work items. This partnership has resulted in a work item management tool for all members of the software team as well as a rich project feedback platform inspired by highly efficient manufacturing processes.” - Joel Semeniuk, Imaginet Co-CEO
TFS Work Item Manager is aimed to help teams be more agile in their day to day work. TFS Work Item Manager leverages the capabilities of Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server to help developers access and alter all their tasks in a visually appealing and user-friendly way. With this platform teams can also enjoy improved collaboration resulting in less time needed for managing work items, reports, and cross-team efforts.
TFS Project Dashboard assists the coordination of teams’ responsibilities. This stand-alone console connects to Team Foundation Server and pulls workload data to be displayed as various widgets. The application shows all significant indicators in real time at a glance including build history, recent check-ins, assigned tasks, bug history, and more. The instant reports allow for improved accountability of personal tasks, workloads and release schedules.
“TFS Work Item Manager and TFS Project Dashboard are an excellent demonstration of how RadControls for WPF can be used to build key line of business applications in an efficient and effective manner. Furthermore, these applications are not just a showcase but ready-to-use tools that will aid developers in release schedule planning. Our development teams use the tools internally which also helped to built in them some of Telerik development best practices. We are happy to share yet another free productivity tool with the developer community.” - said Vassil Terziev, Telerik Co-CEO
You can watch the introduction video and get more information or download the TFS products from the landing page.