I found this little gem in a presentation of Sam Guckenheimer. He explains how each problem can be solved with VSTS. Also from this presentation:

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

13 Symptoms of Unhappiness

  • It’s the code, stupid!
  • Actually it’s the requirements!
  • No, the problem is that you neglected the architecture!
  • Architecture, schmarchitecture. I just want a working build.
  • What good is that the way we mix up versions?!
  • Not code versions, but the environments, don’t you get it?
  • Ever heard of security?!
  • Yeah, but you ignored performance, duh!
  • So what if it worked in the lab — it’s still unmanageable!
  • Oh, and did we mention testing?
  • Since you’re not measuring it, you can’t manage it anyway!
  • With a process like that, what do you expect?
  • It’s our culture – you’ll never change that.