To coincide with the release of version 2.2 of Scrum for Team System, I’d like to bring your attention to the wide range of new reports included in this release. I’ve been heavily involved in the Scrum for Team System process template since the start of version 2 and have written the majority of the new reports and tweaked some of the old ones to improve performance by moving some of the querying to the TFS cube, as well as reflecting user feedback.
One such fix, which can be found in release, was to the burn down report which would show a misleading (but accurate) trend line if the task data wasn’t updated on the very first day of the sprint. (This could also be fixed by making your Scrum Master work harder, but I don’t have any control over that so I decided to tweak the report instead).
Most of the new reports in this release are focussed on engineering practices, which I will cover another blog post; however there is one new report specifically targeted for Scrum called the velocity report.
Velocity is based upon the recorded historical performance of a team, and is a fantastic tool for accurate release planning; for more details please see my colleague Simon Bennett’s blog for more details.
So onto the new reports....
New Reporting Features available in Scrum for Team System v2.2
Build Reports added to Scrum for Team System v2.2
The Scrum for Team System report slide show tool
Scrum for Team System Version 2.2 support for SQL Server 2008