Great system for consolidating work and information
December 03, 2018

Great system for consolidating work and information

Michael Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Team Foundation Server

We are currently managing a large project and we use TFS to manage bugs, code and releases. It is only being used by the technical team but others are coordinating with us to make sure their bugs make it into the system. As well, we are using data from the system to routinely give updates to management on the status of the project as well as any concerns or risks.
  • The consolidation of issues is extremely useful for us. Having one place where all bugs are entered has helped our business process immensely.
  • Being able to query data regarding user stories, bugs and code is extremely helpful. As well, using the visual tools built into the system can help with messaging regarding the status of a project.
  • Being able to monitor code deployments is extremely helpful. Since we are managing multiple environments, this tool makes it easy to see what is happening where.
  • Searching through code can be somewhat cumbersome. It would be nice if there was a way to do general searches in certain areas of the system.
  • Without proper training, the system can be confusing to navigate. This issue can be prevented with good training but it is something to be aware of.
  • Navigation can be clunky at times depending on where you are in the system. For power users, this is not a huge deal but it is a tad bit annoying.
  • There has been a positive impact on our overall business objectives. We have saved a huge amount of time consolidating user stories and bugs into one central location.
  • The system has increased visibility into our processes which has additionally had a positive impact on our business objectives. It has increased confidence in the process and allowed us to have more flexibility around the project.
TFS is very good when working on a large project with a lot of moving pieces. When you have many BAs involved and a lot of user stories, it can be extremely useful to consolidate information. If you are not working on a large project with many users and developers, it may be excessive. However, in general, the tool is extremely helpful when implemented correctly.