The series I just recently completed showed how to create
some reports for your agile projects using TFS and Crystal Reports. This
article continues that tradition of using TFS and Crystal Reports this time to
create story cards from the TFS datastore.
1 of our series we went over the premise of using Team Foundation Server
(TFS) and Crystal Reports to create reports for agile projects. In the 2nd
part of the series, we covered 2 reports: A Story Details Backlog report
to allow you to distribute your story backlog to remote users. The second
story covered was a Current Iteration report to report the status of your
current iteration, and a breakdown report.
In part 3, we explained how to create a burndown chart
utilizing TFS and Crystal Reports.
For this article, we will create a report that allows the
project manager to post Story cards from data in TFS on their war room boards.
This report will also address issues related to differences in the appearance
between standard story cards, and these printed out story cards.