Lab version: 14.0.25123

Last updated: 2/23/2017

Overview

The Modern Requirements Suite4TFS provides a collaborative platform based on ‘a single source of truth’, while automating each phase of your requirements lifecycle. The user interface is Microsoft Office or, SmartOffice4TFS, ensuring that you, and your new recruits, can start enjoying the benefits quickly. You can also use the browser based interface, inteGREAT4TFS. Microsoft’s industry leading TFS / VSTS is the requirements database, with optional extensions supporting your end to end ALM process. Whether you deploy it on premises or in the Azure cloud, it provides the security, scalability and workflow management clients’ demand; while supporting Agile, Waterfall or Hybrid methodologies.

In this lab, you will learn about scrum management using the Modern Requirements Suite4TFS modules and augmented by Team Foundation Server 2017 and how these tools can help you to quickly track work across your entire team.

Pre-requisites

In order to complete this lab, you will need SmartWord4TFS, inteGREAT4TFS and the Visual Studio ALM Virtual Machine 2017 provided by Microsoft. For more information about the Modern Requirements Suite4TFS products, please visit this URL. The information about acquiring and using the Visual Studio 2017 virtual machine is available here.

Important note: This lab requires you to use the default state of the virtual machine, before any modifications are made to work items or source in TFS. If you followed the “Working With…” instructions, you should have a snapshot/checkpoint of the virtual machine before working with it for the first time. Apply the snapshots/checkpoints before starting this lab.

Installing SmartWord4TFS

  1. Go to the following link : http://www.modernrequirements.com/application-lifecycle-management-virtual-machine/

  2. Please submit the online registration form and click submit to download button (refer to the screen shot).

  3. You will be navigated to the download page.

  4. Click on SmartWord4TFS web installer (590 KB).

    For system requirements inteGREAT4TFS installation guide & SmartWord4TFS installation guide

  5. Once the installer is downloaded click the installer to start the installation process.

Installation Process

The following screenshot shows the online installer.

  1. Run the SmartWord4TFS.exe file

  2. Click the Next Button to start the installation process.

  3. Read the License Agreement, select I Agree option and click the Next Button.

  4. Set the desired installation location and the relevant user accounts then click the Next Button.

  5. Select the desired mode (Author or Reviewer) and click the Next Button.

  6. Select if the templates are to be installed and then click Next Button.

  7. Click the Next Button to begin copying the files onto your system.

  8. The actual installation starts based on selections done in previous steps.

  9. Click on the Close Button to complete the installation process.

  10. The SmartWord4TFS Tab (or SmartWord4TFS Review Tab if you chose to install the Reviewer Mode) can now be accessed in Microsoft Word.

    The downloaded version provides 30 days trial period for users to evaluate the application.

  11. Click the About option in Ribbon Bar Activate Button (in the About window)

    After submitting the online registration form you will receive the License key for 6 month duration to the provided email address. This software key is provided for non-production use only.

  12. Enter the provided Activation key and click Activate button.

  13. Entering a valid Activation Key activates SmartWord4TFS.

Installation Process for inteGREAT4TFS

Download the inteGREAT4TFS installer using the same process described above for SmartWord4TFS.

  1. Double click the inteGREAT4TFS 2017.exe file.

  2. Select the terms and conditions agreement check box and then click the Next Button.

  3. Enter the following Windows credentials and then click the Next Button.:

    Username = Administrator
    Password = P2ssw0rd

    Application would be installed, even if incorrect windows credentials entered during the installation, however user will not be able to login into the application.

  4. Configure Redis Installation options* and click the Install Button.

    Auto Install Redis option is the recommended option if Redis is not already installed on the VM. The relevant files are installed.

  5. Complete the Installation of inteGREAT4TFS by clicking the Finish Button.

  • Please note down the Service URL (highlighted in the above images). This would be helpful later on.

  • This completes the installation process of inteGREAT4TFS. After installing all SmartOffice4TFS and inteGREAT4TFS modules we can proceed to the following exercises.

Exercise 1: SmartWord4TFS

The templates created in SmartWord4TFS can be distributed to all stakeholders enabling them to create and manage Work Items from MS-Word in relevant Team Projects on the Team Foundation Server.

In this exercise we would use an MS-Word template* to create new Work Items and publish these Work Items on the Fabrikam Fiber Team Project.

Refer to Appendix A at the end of this file for instructions to create the template being used in this exercise.

Task 1: Document Authoring in SmartWord4TFS

  1. Open the Word Template (created using Appendix A) by double-clicking on it.

  2. The template with empty Work Item Smart Parts is opened. The controls that are used to set Individual properties of any work item are called Smart Parts. These are used to create new Work Items so these can be published on the Team Project.

  3. Click the SMARTWORD4TFS Tab.

  4. Click the Choose Team Project option.

  5. Choose FabrikamFibreCollection Fabrikam Fiber (Team Project) click the Connect Button.

  6. Click inside the Feature Title smart part.

  7. Enter a suitable name for the Feature Work Item.

    The ID of a Work Item is automatically given by the connected Team Project, when that Work Item is first published on the Team Project therefore we would leave that field for the time being as it would be populated after the Work Item is published.

  8. Similarly, enter values in all Smart Parts of the Work Items.

  9. Click the Publish option in the Ribbon Bar.

    • There is a subtle difference between Publish (shown here) and Publish Selected (accessed through drop down).

    • Publish option publishes all Work Items while Publish Selected only publishes the Work Item whose smart parts are selected by the user.

  10. Provide any comments (if desired) and click the Yes Button.

  11. The Work Items are published on the Fabrikam Fiber Team Project.

  12. Now add values in the Smart Part of the Bug Work Item.

    • At this moment we have run out of Smart Parts. So far we have been using the Smart Parts that came with the template. What if we need to add more Work Items? To do this we need to Insert Smart Part.
  13. Click Document Authoring Insert Smart Part Product Backlog Item Bug

  14. Add values to the new Bug Smart Parts.

    • We now have two Bug Work Items ready to be published. However, in order to elaborate the Publish Selected functionality, we would publish only one. This is done by first selecting the Smart Parts of the desired Bug Work Item.

    • To select the Smart Parts of the desired Work Item, a user may select all of the relevant Smart Parts, partially selecting any one Smart Part, or even just placing the cursor in any of the Smart Parts of that Work Item would also suffice.

  15. Place the cursor inside any of the Smart Parts of the Bug that we created in Step 6.

  16. Click Publish Publish Selected option in the Ribbon Bar.

  17. The desired Bug is published on the Fabrikam Fiber Team Project.

    • The last step is to check the published Work Items on the Team Project.
  18. Run Visual Studio 2017.

  19. Run the All Bugs query.

    • The Bug Work Item can be seen in the Team Project. Similarly we can run relevant queries, to check other Work Items on the Team Project that we published before the Bug Work Item.

    • The image depicts SmartWord4TFS’ support of Rich Content Data to be published on the Team Project.

Task 2: Instant Document Reporting with SmartWord4TFS using a Template

You will learn how to update Work Items on the Team Project while staying in Word.

  1. Log in as Julia Ilyiana (VSALM\Julia). All user passwords are P2ssw0rd.

  2. Start MS-Word and open the Product Backlog Item List.dotx from the Documents folder.

  3. All necessary work to populate the file with Product Backlog Items is already in place in the document. The report is generated by a single click, as shown in the document.

  4. Click the SMARTWORD4TFS Tab.

  5. Click the Refresh option.

  6. Refreshing the document populates it by fetching all the PBIs from Fabrikam Fiber Team Project. Similar documents can be created to generate reports about desired Work Items. For more details contact Modern Requirements.

    • Now we will update one of our PBIs and publish the updated Work Item on the Team Project.
  7. Click inside the last Product Backlog Item and update its description as shown in the image.

  8. Click the Publish Publish Selected option.

    • This option publishes the updates on our Fabrikam Fiber Team Project.
  9. Run Visual Studio 2017.

  10. Run the relevant query and open the PBI that we updated in Word. We can see that our PBI has been updated on the Team Project.

Task 3: Document Reporting using Queries

In the previous exercise we used a ready-made template to create an instant report. This exercise explores the query option to create a report with more freedom in what to include in the report

  1. Log in as Julia Ilyiana (VSALM\Julia). All user passwords are P2ssw0rd.

  2. Start MS-Word and create a new document.

  3. Format the document as required including header/footer, title page, document control information etc.

  4. Click the SMARTWORD4TFS Tab.

  5. Click the Choose Team Project Team Project option.

  6. Choose FabrikamFibreCollection Fabrikam Fiber (Team Project) click the Connect Button.

  7. Click the Queries option and select the desired query from the drop-down menu.

  8. The Query Dialogue Box appears with the following information and options:

    • Query Name (i.e. the selected Query)

    • Query Type (i.e. Is the query a simple list or a tree)

    • Work Item Count

    • Without smart content Check Box: If selected the query would be inserted as tables with plane text. The values in the table would not be smart content.

    • Insert at cursor position Check Box: If selected the query would be inserted at the current cursor location, otherwise at the end of the document.

    • Insert query block only Check Box: If selected; an empty query control is added in the document without any Work Items (refer to the image at the bottom of the page). The query control can be refreshed later, to be filled with the relevant Work Items. *The Template we used in Exercise 2 was created by using this option.

  9. Enable only the middle check box while leaving the other two checkboxes un-selected. Then click the OK Button.

  10. The result of the query is added in the document.

Appendix A: Designing a SmartWord4TFS Template using Wizard

In this appendix you will learn how to create a new SmartWord4TFS template from scratch using the Wizard.

  • The Wizard makes the template designing process quite easy even for novice users. Another way is to create the template using individual controls but that is for advanced users and hence not discussed in this exercise.
  1. Log in as Julia Ilyiana (VSALM\Julia). All user passwords are P2ssw0rd.

  2. Start MS-Word and create a new document.

  3. Format the document as required including header/footer, title page, document control information etc.

  4. Click the SMARTWORD4TFS Tab.

  5. Click the Choose Team Project Team Project option.

  6. Choose FabrikamFibreCollection Fabrikam Fiber (Team Project) click the Connect Button.

  7. Click the Wizard option.

  8. Click the Create section Button (at top left of the window).

  9. Enter a suitable name for the section.

    • This section would serve as a root node and would be used to show a certain type of Work Item. We could have sub-section(s) to display the Work Items in the desired hierarchy.
  10. Select the desired Work Item Type.

  11. Select the desired Section Type, to determine how the Work Item would be displayed in the template/document.

  12. Select the desired field from the available list and include it in the Smart Part using the arrow button.

    • Users can select multiple fields by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking all the desired fields from the list.

  13. Arrange the selected fields in the desired order (using arrow buttons) and customize them (if desired).

  14. Users can make a selected field to be hidden, using the relevant checkbox. For the Hidden fields, users have to provide corresponding default values. Hidden field do not appear in the Word document, however their default values are published automatically on TFS (along with other normal fields) when users perform a Publish command.

    Note that not every field can be a hidden field. For such fields, the relevant check boxes remain disabled as evident from the ID and Title check boxes shown in the above image.

  15. Give a heading for the selected fields as you want it to appear in the template/document. The Heading could be given using Section Heading or selected from the drop down control.

    • This completes the formatting of a Work Item node that started with step 9
  16. Now click the Create Sub Section Button (at top left of the window).

  17. Enter a suitable name (e.g. PBI) for the sub section, as we did for the section in step 9.

  18. Repeat Step 9 to 14 with the sub section, this time formatting the node for Product Backlog Item.

    • During the course of creating this guide we have designed the template with the following section hierarchy:

  19. Click the Apply Button to save the changes and complete the template creation process.

    • This completes the template creation process. The hierarchy of nodes becomes visible in the document as shown in the following image. Now we only need to save the template.

  20. Save the document as a template (with .dotx extension) to complete the template creation process.

Exercise 2: Traceability Management with inteGREAT4TFS

In this exercise you will learn how to create an Intersection Matrix using the Trace Analysis module of inteGREAT4TFS.

inteGREAT4TFS is an online application that complements SmartOffice4TFS in managing Team Projects. inteGREAT4TFS consists of many distinct modules such as: Trace Analysis, SmartOffice Library, Simulation, Diagram, Use Case, Review and Baselining. In this HOL, we would be using the Trace Analysis module only.

Task 1: Accessing inteGREAT4TFS and Creating an Intersection Matrix

  1. Log in as Administrator with the password P2ssw0rd.

  2. Start Internet Explorer.

  3. Access the following URL: VSALM:8080

  4. The Login Page for inteGREAT4TFS is displayed in the browser.

    • Following login details are to be used:

    • TFS Server URL: http://VSALM:8080/tfs

    • User ID: Administrator
      Password: P2ssw0rd

  5. Enter the login details and click the Sign In Button.

  6. Enter a valid key (if provided) to activate OR use the Trial option.

    • Home page is displayed.
  7. Click the Browse link.

  8. Expand FabrikamFibreCollection node select Fabrikam Fiber (Team Project) click the Navigate Button.

  9. Upon successful connection, the Dashboard of the selected Team Project (Fabrikam Fiber) is displayed.

    Dashboard in inteGREAT4TFS

    Dashboard is the place where the user gets useful information about the team project. It also leads the users to the desired module in inteGREAT4TFS. Users can select their desired module in a number of ways. Since we would be using the Trace Analysis module in this exercise, we would select it.

  10. Select the Trace Analysis link from the highlighted links shown in the following image.

    • The landing page of the Trace Analysis module is displayed. Originally it would be empty since we have not created any traceability as of yet.
  11. Click New and then Traceability options from the drop down.

  12. Enter a suitable name for the Intersection Matrix and click the OK Button.

  13. Clicking the Next button takes us to the Editor page where we configure the settings to create the Intersection (and also the Horizontal) Matrix.

  14. The Intersection Matrix can be created as Work Item Type or Saved-Query Type. In this lab we will create the matrix as Work Item Type.

  15. The Work Item Type gives more control to user enabling him to choose the desired Work Item instead of pre-saved queries. In the Saved-Query type, users can only select those Work Items for which a relevant query exists in the selected Team Project.

  16. Set the Area and Iteration Path as Fabrikam Fiber (if not already selected).

  17. Select the desired Link Type.

  18. Select the desired Row Work Item Type.

  19. Similarly, select the desired Column Work Item Type.

  20. Now click the Run Query option in the Toolbar.

  21. The Intersection Matrix is generated.

  22. To view the matrix in full screen mode, click the Full Screen Button at the top-right side of the matrix.

  23. The Matrix is displayed in Full Screen Mode. You can also adjust the Zoom Ratio to view more information simultaneously.

  24. To exit from the Full Screen Mode click the same button once again.

Task 2: Adding/deleting relationships in Intersection Matrix

In this exercise you will learn how to add or remove relationships in the Intersection Matrix.

  1. The arrows in the intersection cell of the matrix denote that a relation exists between corresponding Work Items of the row and column.

  2. All types of relationships are grouped into three link types. The following table sums up the legends used.

Adding a Relationship

  1. Invoke Trace Analysis module from Dashboard.

  2. Create / open an Intersection Matrix.

  3. Determine the intersection cell for creating a relationship between corresponding Work Items.

  4. Place the mouse over the intersection cell.

    • The cell would show a + sign.

  5. Click the + sign.

  6. Select the desired type of relationship.

  7. Click the OK Button.

  8. The relationship is created in the target cell of the Intersection Matrix.

The relationship does not only show-up in the matrix. It can also be seen using Web Access or Visual Studio

Deleting a relationship

Deleting the relationship is very similar to how we created the relationship.

  1. Determine the intersection cell for deleting relationship between corresponding Work Items.

  2. Place the mouse over the intersection cell.

    • The cell would show a - sign.

  3. Click the - sign.

  4. Click the OK Button.

  5. The relationship is deleted.

Task 3: Editing Work Items

In this exercise you will learn how to edit Work Item properties (apart from link/relationship property that we have already discussed in previous exercise).

  1. Invoke Trace Analysis module from Dashboard.

  2. Create / open an Intersection Matrix.

  3. Now place the mouse over the desired Work Item.

  4. Click the Edit icon in the popup window.

  5. Edit the desired properties of the Work Item and click the Save Button.

  6. Close the popup window.

  7. The changes to the Work Item are saved.

Task 4: Creating a Horizontal Matrix

In this exercise you will learn how to create a Horizontal Matrix.

The Horizontal Matrix shows what are the relations of a particular type of Work Item, and what are the relations of those relations, and so on (up-till level 3).

  1. Invoke Trace Analysis module from Dashboard.

  2. Click New and then Traceability options from the drop down.

  3. Enter a suitable name for the Horizontal Matrix and click the OK Button.

    • Clicking the Next button takes us to the Editor page where we configure the settings to create the Horizontal (and also the Intersection) Matrix.
  4. Click the Custom option.

  5. Select the desired Area and Iteration Path.

  6. Select the relevant Work Item for Column 1.

    The Column 1 Work Item tells inteGREAT4TFS to show the list of all the Work Items of the selected type.

    • The Column 2 Work Item tells inteGREAT4TFS to show the list of selected type of Work Items that are linked with the Column 1 Work Items. Similar principle is followed for Colum 3 & 4 Work Items

    • If a Column 1 Work Item has no relation with Column 2 Work Items but has a link with Column 3 or 4 Work Item(s) then it is also shown bypassing Column 2 Work Item.

    • Selecting Column 1 Work Item is mandatory while all other columns are optional.

  7. Similarly select the relevant Work Item(s) for additional Columns (if desired).

  8. Click the Run Button in the Toolbar.

  9. The Horizontal Matrix is generated and displayed.

Task 5: Export to Excel

In this exercise you would learn how to export the desired type of matrix (Intersection or horizontal) to MS-Excel.

  1. Invoke Trace Analysis module from Dashboard.

  2. Create / open the desired type of matrix.

  3. Click the Export To Excel option in the Mini Toolbar.

  4. The Excel file is created.

  5. The file can now be opened in MS-Excel using Open or Save option as desired.

Exercise 3: Baseline Management with inteGREAT4TFS

In this exercise you will learn how to access inteGREAT4TFS and create a baseline using it.

inteGREAT4TFS is an online application that complements SmartOffice4TFS in managing Team Projects. inteGREAT4TFS consists of many distinct modules such as: Trace Analysis, SmartOffice Library, Simulation, Diagram, Use Case, Review and Baselining. In this hands on lab, we would be using the Baselining module only.

Task 1: Accessing inteGREAT4TFS and creating a baseline

  1. Log in as Brian Harry (VSALM\Brian). All user passwords are P2ssw0rd.

  2. Start Internet Explorer.

  3. Access the following URL: VSALM:8028

  4. The Login Page for inteGREAT4TFS is displayed in the browser.

    Following login details are to be used:

  5. Enter the login details and click the Sign In Button.

    • Home page is displayed.
  6. Click the Browse link.

  7. Expand FabrikamFibreCollection node select Fabrikam Fiber (Team Project) click the Navigate Button.

  8. Upon successful connection, the Dashboard of the selected Team Project (Fabrikam Fiber) is displayed.

    Dashboard in inteGREAT4TFS

    Dashboard is the place where the user gets useful information about the team project. It also leads the users to the desired module in inteGREAT4TFS. Users can select their desired module in a number of ways. Since we would be using the Baselining module in this exercise, we would select it.

  9. Select the Baselining link from the highlighted links shown in the following image.

  10. In case Manage hub is used to invoke the module, user has to additionally select the Baseline option afterwards.

  11. The landing page of Baselining module is displayed. Originally it would be empty since we have not created any baseline as of yet.

  12. Click New and then Baseline options from the drop down.

  13. Enter a suitable name for the baseline; provide a description and click the Next Button.

  14. Clicking the Next button takes us to the query window where we have to search for the Work Items that we want to include in the baseline. We can search based on saved queries, IDs, full or part of the name.

  15. Select the desired query and click the Find Button.

  16. Select the desired Work Items from the query result and click the Add Work Items Button.

  17. The Work Items window is closed and the added Work Items are listed in a new page. At this moment we have created a list of Work Items that are ready to be included in our baseline. However the baseline itself has not yet been created. This extra step helps users to include additional Work Items, remove unwanted ones, or edit them before finalizing the baseline.

  18. Click the Save Button.

  19. The baseline is created

Task 2: Generating Baseline Reporting

A Baseline Report is created for a particular baseline. It contains details about the Work Item it contains.

  1. Invoke the Baselining module from Dashboard.

  2. Click the desired baseline in the Baseline Explorer Panel under Project Baselines.

  3. Click the Generate Report option in the toolbar.

  4. The report is generated and can be opened in Microsoft Word.

Task 3: Comparing Baselines

In this exercise you will learn how to compare two baselines and create a difference report.

  1. Invoke the Baselining module from Dashboard.

  2. Open the desired baseline using the Baseline Explorer Panel.

  3. Now click the Compare Tab (below the baseline’s name in the Main Panel)

  4. Click on the downward arrow in the Main Toolbar.

  5. Select the desired baseline to compare with the current baseline

  6. The comparison between two baselines is shown in the Grid. The Work Items that were updated are mentioned as Changed in the “Comp. Status” column (highlighted in the image).

  7. The actual updates in the selected Work Items are shown in the Work Item Details Panel (at the right hand side of the window). If the difference is not evident, then click the Summary Button at the top right of the Work Items Details Pane. This would show only the differential values in the pane.

  8. To switch to the Summary Mode (for easy viewing of updates), click the Summary option in the Work Item Details Panel.

  9. The Work Item Details Panel now shows only the values that were updated.

  10. Click the Difference Report option in the Main Toolbar.

  11. Enter required information and click the Generate Button.

  12. The Difference Report is created in MS-Word format. Save or Open the file to complete the process.

Task 4: Copying Baselines

In this exercise you will learn how to copy a baseline (or its Work Items) to create a new baseline. The copied baseline can be pasted into the same team project or into another project. In both cases the process is same, with only change in the target team project option.

  1. Open the desired baseline.

  2. Click the Copy Work Items option in the Main Toolbar.

  3. The Copy Work Item Window appears. Its options are divided under three sections as marked in the image.

  4. The Team Project option (in the Target Team Project section) tells where the baseline will be copied. Into the same team project or into another one, for example a re-use library project?

  5. Set the options in the Team Project section and then click the Work Items Tab in the window.

  6. Here All Work Items are shown that are in the selected baseline. Users can select all Work Items (using Select All Button) or individually select the desired Work Items (using Ctrl + click).

  7. Select the desired Work Items and then click the Options Tab.

  8. If we enable the Create Baseline of copy work item(s) checkbox (marked in the image below) then the baseline is copied as well, otherwise only the selected work items are copied.

  9. Set desired options and click the Copy Button.

  10. A copy of the baseline is created and a message is displayed.

  11. The newly created baseline is now accessible through the Baseline Explorer Panel.

Exercise 4: Review Management with inteGREAT4TFS

Task 1: Creating a Review Request

In this exercise you will learn about how to create a Review Request using the Review Management module of inteGREAT4TFS.

inteGREAT4TFS is an online application that complements SmartOffice4TFS in managing Team Projects. inteGREAT4TFS consists of many distinct modules such as: Trace Analysis, SmartOffice Library, Simulation, Diagram, Use Case, Review and Baselining. In this HOL, we will be using the Review module only.

  1. Using the method described in baseline/traceability HOL, log in as Administrator.

  2. Navigate to the inteGREAT4TFS Dashboard.

    Dashboard in inteGREAT4TFS

    Dashboard is the place where the user gets useful information about the team project. It also leads the users to the desired module in inteGREAT4TFS. Users can select their desired module in a number of ways. Since we will be using the Review module in this exercise, we will select the Review link that leads to our desired module.

  3. Select the Review Management link from the highlighted links shown in the following image.

  4. The landing page of the Review Management is displayed. The landing page would be empty since neither we have generated any Review Requests nor any requests have been assigned to us as of yet.

  5. Click New and then Review Request option from the drop down.

  6. The Review Request Popup is displayed. This popup is used to configure all the settings for the Review Requests.

  7. Select the Reviewers from the drop-down list.

    You can select more than one reviewer

  8. Similarly, select the desired Approvers.

    Reviewers only provide comments while Approvers can also approve/reject. A particular person can be either selected as a reviewer or an approver.

  9. Enter appropriate subject for the review request.

    The subject of the Review Request becomes the subject of the email that is sent by inteGREAT4TFS to the selected Approvers/Reviewers.

  10. Scroll down to get to the other steps in the window.

  11. Provide a purpose for the review (if desired). Alternatively collapse the section by clicking on the down arrow at far right.

  12. Click the Add Work Items button.

  13. Run the relevant query.

    A list of Work Item appears depending upon the query we ran. We can now select the desired ones from the list.

  14. Select the desired Work Items (for which the review is desired) and click the Add Work Item button.

  15. Set the Due Date.

  16. To preview the request, click the Preview button.

    The Preview is displayed. In preview, only the text box area is editable. All other information such as recipients, Due Date etc. are shown in read-only format. If these need to be edited then user has to go back and alter the relevant options.

  17. Make formatting updates (if desired) and click the Send button.

  18. The Review Request is created and becomes visible at the module’s landing page.

Task 2: Responding to the Review Requests

In this exercise you will learn about how to respond to a Review Request using the Review Management module of inteGREAT4TFS.

  1. The Review Requests assigned to a user are arranged under Assigned to Me heading in the Folder Explorer.

    The process to respond to the review requests is slightly different for Reviewers and for Approvers. The following steps describe the process for Approvers. The Reviewers can only give their comments. The Accept/Reject options don’t appear in the UI for reviewers.

  2. Click the relevant Review Request under the Reviewed Assigned To Me heading in the Folder Explorer.

  3. Select the Work Item for which the review is to be given.

  4. Provide a comment (if desired)

  5. Click Accept or Reject Button.

  6. The response for the selected Work Item is completed.

  7. Repeat the process with all other Work Items of the Review Request.

    Giving comment is not mandatory for approvers; however, it is mandatory for stakeholders.

  8. If Accept All or Reject All option is selected instead of simple Accept/Reject then the response is finalized for all Work Items of the Review Request and the user does not have to repeat the whole process for each Work Item as mentioned in last step.