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TFVC Integration with Agility and Jenkins

The integration of Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) with Agility (Formerly VersionOne) and Jenkins gives the development team complete control over the codes being committed in the source code repository. It also creates complete traceability for all work items in Agility. With complete traceability for each work item in the ecosystem, it is easier for enterprises to fulfill compliance requirements.

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TFVC – Agility and Jenkins 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.

Best-of-breed systems such as Agility (Formerly VersionOne), Jenkins, and TFVC bring rich functionalities to the ecosystem. When TFVC is integrated with Agility and Jenkins, all stakeholders have real-time visibility into the commits made by the development team. It is also easier to enforce authentic commits against each work item and access the changes/edits made to the commit files from Agility itself.

How TFVC – Agility – Jenkins integration is beneficial for an enterprise

  • Track commit volume, track commit trends and edits/changes to commit files in real time
  • Enforce authentic commits to make sure each commit is happening against a scheduled and open workitem
  • Eliminate manual effort to close Agility work item by automating the state transition on TFVC commit

With TFVC, Agility, and Jenkins integration, enterprises can:

TFVC VersionOne and Jenkins Integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates TFVC, Agility, and Jenkins

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates TFVC, Agility (Formerly VersionOne), and Jenkins – all systems to each other bi-directionally. It ensures that all data is available to each user, in that user’s preferred system, with full context, in real-time. All the details related to a commit made against a work item in Agility can be tracked from Agility itself. For example, for each commit that the development team makes in TFVC, TFVC synchronizes a ‘commit entity’ linked to the specific requirement id back to Agility.

Popularly synchronized entities

TFVC VersionOne Jenkins Entities Mapping

Use Case: TFVC integration with Agility, and Jenkins

Problem statement: Pre-commit hooks can be configured to prevent faulty/erroneous check-ins.

Solution: If Agility (Formerly VersionOne) and TFVC are integrated using OpsHub Integration Manager, the pre-configured hooks will prevent check-ins against a wrong/incorrect ID or a defect in an inactive sprint.

  1. A developer works on a ‘defect’ in Agility and runs a test case against it. The test case passes.
  2. The developer then commits against the ‘defect’ in TFVC.
  3. As the ‘defect’ against which the developer has committed is not in active sprint, when Jenkins runs a pre-scheduled test on it, the commit fails.
  4. The status of the commit synchronizes to Agility.
TFVC Integration with VersionOne and Jenkins

Benefits of integration for TFVC and Agility users

TFVC users

  • Each commit can be traced back to its respective work item at any given point in time from TFVC itself
  • Enforced checkpoints ensure that no mandatory steps/checks are missed while making a commit – this leads to high success rate for commits Agility users

  • Traceability for business requirements throughout the ALM tool chain
  • Visibility into the volume, quality of commits, and commit trends in real-time