Telerik has launched TeamPulse, an integrated suite of agile scheduling and planning tools for Microsoft's Team Foundation Server (TFS). The first version of TeamPulse is available to users immediately in Beta, and is scheduled for commercial launch in July 2010.
Developed collaboratively with consulting, training, and mentoring firm, Imaginet Resources, TeamPulse enables software teams to effectively plan and measure results and continually improve their delivery process by combining agile and lean best practices with the power of TFS. The product focuses on addressing agile project management needs on a team-wide rather than individual basis.
"Many project management tools currently concentrate on individual roles rather than seeing teams as a single cohesive unit," said Telerik's Vassil Terziev. "Our primary goal is to bridge that communication gap between team members and different teams and get them facing in the same direction to achieve greater success. TFS and TeamPulse together represent the best in construction management and planning tools; together, they cover every aspect of application lifecycle management, from ideas to real-world results."
TeamPulse is designed to help teams turn ideas into products, while minimizing waste and eliminating friction during the project lifecycle. The product adds value to TFS by providing an integrated set of highly intuitive visual tools and innovative functionality, such as user stories management, iteration planning, and scheduling, facilitating holistic team engagement in the decision-making process. TeamPulse features real-time analytics and data coming from TFS, providing a snapshot of project health and up-to-the-minute information on individual and team progress. However, its flexible architecture also allows planning to be done discretely without impacting or affecting ongoing TFS processes.