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Azure DevOps Server (TFS) Integration with VersionOne

Azure DevOps Server (TFS) Integration

The integration of VersionOne and Azure DevOps Server (TFS) brings seamless coordination between the product management and development team, which in turn paves the way for a highly productive, agile delivery chain. With integration of these two systems, enterprises can have cross-functional transparency and enriched collaboration across the business and technical verticals.

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Azure DevOps Server (TFS) – VersionOne Integration Overview

In an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) ecosystem, the choice of systems and the collaboration between the cross-functional teams play a great role. While the choice of systems impacts the productivity of a team, the cross-functional collaboration helps the teams get complete context of the business requirements.

Integrating VersionOne with Azure DevOps Server (TFS) helps the project & portfolio management teams have real-time visibility into the complete delivery ecosystem. It also helps in creating traceability for all workitems in VersionOne to the source code repository and vice versa. On the other hand, it gives Azure DevOps Server (TFS) users clarity on business requirements and expectations.

How Azure DevOps Server (TFS) – VersionOne integration is beneficial for an enterprise

  • Trace the requirement breakdown and associated test cases
  • Get complete context of the business requirement and receive real-time updates when there is a change in the plan
  • Coordinate on the delivery timelines seamlessly with concurrent updates on changes
  • Full traceability into the Quality Assurance (QA) reports

With Azure DevOps Server (TFS) + VersionOne integration, enterprises can:

Azure DevOps Server (TFS) VersionOne Integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates VersionOne and Azure DevOps Server (TFS)

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates VersionOne and Azure DevOps Server (TFS) in a bidirectional manner. It ensures that all historical and current data is available to each user, in that user’s preferred system, with full context, in real-time. VersionOne users have traceability for each workitem at each stage of development. On the other hand, Azure DevOps Server (TFS) users are always up-to-date on iterations schedule and changes/enhancements made to a customer request.

Popularly synchronized entities

Azure DevOps Server (TFS) VersionOne Entities Mapping

Use Case: VersionOne integration with Azure DevOps Server (TFS)

Problem statement: The project management team is using VersionOne and the development team is using Azure DevOps Server (TFS). If these two systems are not integrated, the Project Manager doesn’t have clear visibility into efforts taken to complete a task, status of a task, and similar details to plan work.

Solution: When Azure DevOps Server (TFS) and VersionOne are integrated, the Project Manager will have real-time visibility into the progress of a customer requirement, which in turn will improve the overall planning and estimation process.

  1. The Project Manager logs a ‘user story’ in VersionOne.
  2. The ‘user story’ synchronizes to Azure DevOps Server (TFS).
  3. The development team breaks the ‘user stories’ into ‘tasks’ in Azure DevOps Server (TFS) and log their effort hours.
  4. The ‘tasks’ in Azure DevOps Server (TFS) are synchronized to ‘Actuals’ in VersionOne, which is the effort tracking entity.
  5. The Project Manager, therefore, has clear and real-time visibility into how the development work is progressing.
Azure DevOps Server (TFS) Integration with VersionOne

Benefits of integration for VersionOne and Azure DevOps Server (TFS) users

VersionOne users

  • Traceability for business requirements throughout
    the ALM tool chain
  • Visibility into the progress of development work & the QA cycle
  • No dependency on manual communication for
    making business decisions

Azure DevOps Server (TFS) users

  • Access to the business requirements and associated updates from within Azure DevOps Server (TFS)
  • Complete context of the customer requirements and priorities
  • No manual efforts needed to keep product management teams updated on the development status