The integration of VersionOne and 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.
VersionOne TFS 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 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 TFS users clarity on business requirements and expectations.
How VersionOne – TFS 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 VersionOne + TFS integration, enterprises can:
How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates VersionOne and TFS
OpsHub Integration Manager integrates VersionOne and TFS in abidirectional manner. It ensures that all historical and current data isavailable to each user, in that user’s preferred system, with full context,in real-time. VersionOne users have traceability for each workitem ateach stage of development. On the other hand, TFS users are alwaysup-to-date on iterations schedule and changes/enhancements made toa customer request.
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Use Case: TFS integration with VersionOne
Problem statement: The project management team is using VersionOne and the development team is using 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 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.
- The Project Manager logs a ‘user story’ in VersionOne.
- The ‘user story’ synchronizes to TFS.
- The development team breaks the ‘user stories’ into ‘tasks’ in TFS and log their effort hours.
- The ‘tasks’ in TFS are synchronized to ‘Actuals’ in VersionOne, which is the effort tracking entity.
- The Project Manager, therefore, has clear and real-time visibility into how the development work is progressing.
Benefits of integration for VersionOne and TFS users
- Access to the business requirements and associated updates from within VersionOne
- Complete context of the customer requirements and priorities
- No manual efforts needed to keep product management teams updated on the development status
- 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