Methodologies (Lifecycle Services, LCS)


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Methodologies in LCS provide a tool that you can use to ensure more repeatable, predictable implementation projects. You can use one of our methodologies, or create your own. With a methodology, you can easily track and report on your progress.

Methodologies can have phases that are associated with Visual Studio Team Foundation Services, phases can have tasks, and both tasks and methodologies can be associated with tools on Lifecycle Services and resources and documents stored on websites, either internal or external to your organization.

Key features

Use an out of the box methodology
  • Sure Step Agile Our base methodology, Sure Step Agile provides a planning phase, and multiple sprints.
  • Default The default is available so that your existing projects won’t be forced into a methodology. The default methodology does not provide any structure.
Create a methodology Any user in an organization can create a methodology for use on their projects.
Modify or create a methodology to be shared across your organization To share a methodology, a user with organization admin rights can log in and use Manage Methodologies from the Lifecycle Services home page to promote a methodology created by any member of their organization.