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With Agile tools you gain access to a number of light-weight charts and tracking tools. You can add most charts to a team dashboard to get a unified picture of trends you want to monitor. These methods serve the needs of most teams to track their progress and provide status to their stakeholders.
Create light-weight charts
To get started, you can open a shared query and create a chart based on your tracking interests. Chart types include status--pie, bar, column, stacked bar, and pivot--and trend -- stacked area, line, and area--charts.
Sample Agile tool light-weight charts
Add chart widgets to a dashboard
Dashboards allow you to configure an array of charts that you want to monitor. From the dashboard you can add chart widgets and configure them. Charts that track work require you to first define the query.
Sample Agile tool chart widgets
Each sprint provides access to two charts. The first tracks capacity for the team, team activities--such as Development, Test, Design--and individual team members. The second tracks the sprint burndown in terms of remaining work.
Sprint chart widgets
Test progress, results, and trends
The steps to creating charts that track test progress and results are similar to those for tracking work. The starting point, however, begins with the test plan rather than a query. For example, you can find out how many test cases are ready to run, or how many tests are passing and failing in each test suite.
And, just like work item query-based charts, you can add these charts to a dashboard.
Sample light-weight test charts
Monitor code activity, build progress and trends
With the code tile widgets, you can monitor the activity occuring within a repo or branch folder. Build history displays a histogram of all builds run for a specific build definition. Bar color indicates: green-completed, red-failed, and yellow-completed without tests.
Code and build history chart widgets
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Prior to monitoring progress and trends, you'll need to have planned your project and made progress on work you're tracking.
In addition to the lightweight charts, you also have access to these reports, subject to platform and resource requirements being met.
Predefined shared queries
|Product Backlog||Customer Requirements
Work in Progress
|none defined 1|
|none defined 2||Active Bugs
|Test||Open Test Cases
User Stories without Test Cases
|Test Cases||Open Test Cases
- Create sprint-specific queries by adding a filter clause
Iteration Path=@CurrentIterationto an existing project status query.
- The Scrum process treats bugs the same as product backlog items, so no bug-specific queries are predefined. To monitor bugs, add a filter clause with
Work Item Type=Bug.
Or, you can add a custom field to support additional tracking needs.