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TFS 2015 kanban buddy (beta)

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A tool to make Team Foundation Server Kanban board (Backlog Board) a better information radiator. It was built for earlier versions…

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Description from store A tool to make Team Foundation Server Kanban board (Backlog Board) a better information radiator. It was built for earlier versions of tfs and where visual management support was extreemly poor and has been ported to 2015 to give some extra features that works together with and enhances the native tfs functionality features 1: Allowing you to map prefixes in your PBI naming to decide what color the card should have. You have 11 colors to choose from and use what ever way makes sense for you. You can also color the cards on the taskboard the same way . This functionality can be used together with TFS 2015:s native card coloring schemes to give brighter colors and maximum flexibility Example Expedite = ! Blocked = * Blue = CR Yellow = AT ................ 2: it allows for items on the board to be handled as related. If two pbi:s have the same sequence of letters started by a # (Examples #123 or #COD ) hoovering one off the items will fade all unrelated items making it really easy to see where in the flow the related work is currently. 3: Allowing you to add your personal links to the board. In my case i use this to direct link to Definition of done the task board and to our project Wiki you can add 10 links 4:Collect data of how the board looks at every reload and provide reports based on this data. -Snapshot of board right now with days in lane and days on board for all items -Report with data on when a card was in lanes and when it was bloocked. -Report showing how long a card has been in lanes and total time blocked. All this data can be exported as json and the different reports could be exported as csv as well. (This functionality only collect data that has been shown in your browser so the more you work with the board and reload it the better the data will be) 5:Filters By ending a PBI title with a |example you have created a "example" filter it is possible to filter on all filters that is available on the board at the moment. use filters for whatever makes sence for you. 6: CFD The collected data can be used to generate a CFD diagram with the ability filter out data in certain lanes this data can be filtered and exported 8: Cycletime analysis based on the collected data 9: Show days in lane/days blocked on card on hovering (if card ID:s are visible on cards) Has been developed for TFS 2013 and ported to work with TFS 2015 a version for TFS 2012 and 2013 is available here https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tfs-2012-kanban-buddy/gknjhfdgggndldnkpofgfcadgjpjdbff (not actively developed) read more here https://medium.com/@siverbrant/how-we-tweaked-team-foundation-server-2012-into-a-decent-kanban-tool-5041d2643649 code available here https://github.com/paddelkraft/TfsKanbanBuddy

Latest issues

  • (2016-08-26, v:0.7.32) Christer Assmundsson: Sorted list in Features dropdown
    I suggest that the dropdown "Features" above the board shuld be sorted. Makes it easier to find what you want.
  • (2016-04-21, v:0.7.32) Mansoor Haider: Reports are not populating
    No data available for CFD, Flow Report etc in TFS 2015 kanban buddy version. If I install TFS 2013 Kanban buddy version then every thing works except the date highlighting feature.
  • (2015-11-04, v:0.7.31) Jason Starnes: Not coloring for me.
    Coloring worked for me with TFS 2013 and your 2013 plugin, but this new 2015 version isn't working with TFS 2015. Here is my JSON export: {"kanbanBoardColorMap":{"*Testing*":"yellow","*Deployment*":"purple"},"kanbanBoardDescriptionMap":{"*Testing*":"","*Deployment*":""},"taskBoardColorMap":{"*Testing*":"yellow","*Deployment*":"purple"},"taskBoardDescriptionMap":{"*Testing*":"","*Deployment*":""},"boardLinks":{}} This very same setup worked fine with TFS 2013 and KBB 2013. As a troubleshooting measure I removed the asterisks, but it didn't have any effect.


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2016-12-07 / 0.7.36
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