Blue Margin, Inc., Microsoft Gold Partner in Data Analytics and Data Platform just released a VSTS solution template to provide project managers the insights they need to manage their portfolios. The VSTS Solution Template is an end-to-end data-management and business-intelligence solution that can be set up in just a few clicks.

Poor visibility puts your projects at risk and increases anxiety among your team. The VSTS solution template automates reports that identify when resources are overloaded, where bottlenecks are hindering progress, and what risks are increasing. All in near real-time.

Gain Actionable Insights

By connecting your VSTS instance to the solution template, you'll gain immediate answers to questions such as:

• What's my progress by project and across the portfolio?

• What is my distribution of Work Items by resource, project, and task stage?

• What percent of my Work Items are bugs, epics, features, issues, tasks, or case studies?

• What is the ratio of my Work Items by stage (Closed, Open, Resolved, etc.)?

• Which Work Items are outstanding, by employee, project, and date?

View Key Performance Metrics by story points, work complete, work remaining, and estimates.

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Quickly identify Work Items that are past due, the resources assigned to them, and the projects in danger of falling behind.

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Dig into project bugs and figure out in what stages they predominantly appear, their severity, and who is responsible for resolving them.

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Development should be intentional and methodical, not reactive and frenetic. While VSTS helps you capture your project data and coordinate tasks and resources, Blue Margin’s VSTS solution template completes the picture by automatically-updating and pushing-out reports that highlight issues and opportunities on an exceptions basis.

Try It Out and Give Us Your Feedback

Blue Margin is releasing a free beta-version of the VSTS solution template. Download it, connect it to your VSTS instance, and immediately see your data come to life. Submit your feedback to vsts@bluemargin.com to provide insight into how the solution template is working for you. If you are interested in customization options, reach out to jon.thompson@bluemargin.com.