Project Description

This Visual Studio ALM Ranger project has the primary goal of delivering scenario based and practical guidance for test planning and management of test plans, test cases and shared steps when going to the next sprint, next release and when working with multiple code branches. The guidance will help you:

  • Minimize test plan creation overhead
  • Get the reporting you expect
  • Create and maintain baselines for test results and test cases


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Visual Studio ALM Rangers

This guidance is created by the Visual Studio ALM Rangers, who have the mission to provide out of band solutions for missing features and/or guidance. This content was created with support from Microsoft Product Group, members of Microsoft Services, Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs) and technical specialists from technology communities around the globe, giving you a real-world view from the field, where the technology has been tested and used.

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What is included in the downloads?

The solution is divided in separate packages to give you the choice of selective downloads. The default download is the first of the listed packages:

  • Guidance contains scenario based practical guidance, procedures and frequently asked questions.
  • Hands-on Labs contains the HOLs that provides a walkthrough of each scenario:
    • Sprint to Sprint
    • Release to Release
    • Working with Multiple Code Branches

External References


Version 1

Anutthara Bharadwaj, Bob Hardister, Brian Blackman, Clemens Reijnen, Hassan Fadili, Jens Suessmeyer , Lukasz Gratkowski, Mattias Sköld, Ravi Shanker, Sai Charan Chirravuri.

Version 2

Bob Hardister, Dan Marzolini, David V. Corbin, Derek Keeler, Doug Owens, Hassan Fadili, Mattias Sköld, Niel Zeeman, Oscar Garcia Colon, Tim Star, Willy-Peter Schaub.

How to submit new ideas?

The recommended method is to post ideas to the Discussions Page or to contact the Rangers at


Post comments on the Discussions Page.


Last edited Jul 16 at 4:22 PM by wschaub, version 15