Assessment and Advice
The first step to get a functional development environment and to provide an optimal
service to the team is to determine in which point the company is and where it wants
to get. The myriad of existing tools, components, editions, versions, and configurations
can make us take the wrong decisions, involving unnecessary costs and delays on
the projects. This can be avoided by using the most adequate knowledge and assessment.
Plan, Deployment, and Adjustment of the Environment
A development ecosystem is, generally, a massive entity. Windows Server, Active
Directory, IIS, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM, Team Build, SharePoint,
SQL Server, internet TFS publishing to service remote clients, Eclipse, Ant, Maven,
Team Explorer Everywhere… Plain Concepts can help you jumpstart your environment
with a minimal effort, and will make sure that you adequately scale to service every
Migration and Integration
Starting from zero is the exception, as organizations generally have development
tools that want to substitute, or want to integrate to work optimally with the new
tools. Plain Concepts can help in all these migration and integration works, from
a typical version control migration from SourceSafe or SVN to TFS, to very complex
assimilations with other project management, testing, or planning systems.
Customization and Development
Visual Studio ALM and Team Foundation Server are highly extensible and customizable
platforms which can be adapted to provide the best service to development teams.
From the process definition template, working elements, workflows, and reports,
to completely custom tailored solutions to cover new functionalities like COBOLizer…
Just communicate us your needs and we’ll determine the best approach to adapt them
to your environment.
Training, Mentoring, and Guidance
As we mentioned in the Services section, training is one of our main areas of expertise.
We cover tools-related training in our standard courses, focusing on Visual Studio
ALM with TFS. We can adapt our training to your needs to focus on your team needs