One of the best features of Team Foundation Server 2010 is the ability to customize and create your own Process Templates, Work Items and Fields. The first thing you’ll need is to install the Team Foundation Server Power Tools. This will give you a menu under Tools | Process Editor to customize the templates


From here you can start modifying the Work Item Types (WIT) in existing Team Projects or create new WITs.

The most frequent requests I get from TFS users is to:

  • Add additional fields to a work item like “Deployed in Version”, “Actual Hours”, “Estimated Hours” or “Client”
  • Add additional steps in the workflow to capture progression through the life cycle e.g. In Testing, In UAT
  • Add new reports e.g. SLA metrics, Changelogs

I will cover doing each in a series of posts.