Using physical boards alongside your Team Services/TFS Kanban and Taskboards – Agile Cards by Spartez

Ayushman Jain

Agile transformation and ongoing process maintenance are often not as easy as they would seem. Despite the very open nature of Agile Manifesto it is important to maintain consistency between selected methods and the tools. This may become increasingly difficult with the growth of organisations, complexity of projects and internal team dynamics.

Spartez kitchen on a random day.

One of Microsoft partners, a company called Spartez, offers a unique solution to Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS) users, which might be helpful in combining the benefits of using modern digital Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions with more traditional yet still very effective approaches. With Agile Cards, you can easily print customised work items cards from Team Services or TFS for use on your physical boards. It is also possible to synchronise the physical boards back with Team Services and TFS with just one mobile device photo of the whole board.

Spartez, the company behind Agile Cards, has recently started a campaign to collect and share pro tips, best practices and suggestions on how to use printed work item cards. The first results are already out.

Cool swag can also be won, so don’t wait and share your story.


Spartez will be showcasing their product during upcoming Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta. You will find them at booth #777.


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