If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering TFS, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
There is a gap between project management, agile methodology, and TFS resource management. If they can fill this gap then it would be a great improvement for us and many other companies. My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to keep in mind that using the tool, alone, will not change the way they develop their software. First, they should become familiar with agile methodology, and then they will be able to properly use TFS. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
This solution is simple to learn. It's straightforward and you don't need a lot of time to learn the functionalities. I would recommend this solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
This product choice was influenced by the development team more than any other team due to the development around .NET and its accompanying technologies. The product works best for development teams. Overall, I would rate this solution a seven out of 10. We have many different teams, and it does not work well for all them, e.g., applications for management tools. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: I look at reviews of the product because these are real companies who have been using this particular product.
It has great functionality: work items, backlogs, source code, build releases, and it's easy to use. TFS is very easy to integrate into your system. It's very easy to follow for any new developers. Also, I would say some 80 percent of developers out there use Visual Studio which is integrated with TFS.