1. Urban Turtle for TFS 2015

    Team Foundation Server 2015 is coming and Urban Turtle is ready! A couple of months ago, Microsoft announced the upcoming Visual Studio 2015 release. This new version of Visual Studio...

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  2. Urban Turtle 4.24 Is Out!

    Spring brings hot weather and good time in Montreal. It's also a hot period for Urban Turtle! We are working on a lot of cool elements and improvements for you....

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  3. New Release, New Product Management!

    Urban Turtle’s Product Management Feature will help Product Owners organize their business requirements into a single TFS project whether you want to manage a small, large or multiple team projects...

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  4. What’s new in 4.21

    My turtle is slow? Well if you have a large backlog maybe… With this release, combined with the last one, we have improved many aspects of the performance in the...

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  5. Did You Know? Custom Boards

    Dear Urban Turtle lovers, or users, or both, or just turtle curious; We are receiving a lot of questions on how to use Urban Turtle. That’s why we decided to...

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  6. Urban Turtle 4.20 is now available

    HAPPY NEW YEAR ! The holiday season is over and Urban Turtle team want to wish you a happy new year. We hope that you had a good time with...

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  7. Invasion de tortues à Québec

    (English version bellow) L’équipe d’Urban Turtle est fière de vous annoncer qu’elle envahira la ville de Québec dans le cadre de l’Agile Tour Québec qui se tiendra le 5 novembre prochain...

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  8. Turtles in Seattle

    Last week, Microsoft hosted its annual VSIP summit at their Campus in Redmond and guess what, Urban Turtle was there! After one week near Seattle, lets have a look at...

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  9. Urban Turtle top music bands

    The Urban Turtle team really cares about its clients and when we say care, we mean REALLY care! So, we hope that you all enjoy your summer. To help you...

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  10. Urban Turtle 4.17 and summer news

    With the much anticipated arrival of summer (at least for us living in Montreal) the Urban Turtle team is happy to bring a few updates to our dear customers. A...

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  11. Thinking of installing TFS 2013 Update 2?

    The Urban Turtle team worked really hard to have you guys experience the full potential of TFS 2013. If you already have Urban Turtle installed on your TFS, here is...

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  12. Urban Turtle 4.16: Bring order to your backlog

    Urban Turtle has always made it easy to add items to your backlog. We introduced the Quick Add functionality back in Urban Turtle 2010 and it's proven to be quite...

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  13. We too, aim for the goal! Urban Turtle 4.15 is out!

    Fresh off an outstanding olympic performance from our Canadian hockey teams, both female and male, we bring you the latest update to the gold standard in Agile project management tools...

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  14. Better view of non-prioritized work items

    Hello community! We're currently thinking about a way of managing work items that have not yet been prioritized in your product backlog. We know that, sometimes, it's a bit difficult...

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  15. Urban Turtle is proving to be a great addition to ...

    Urban Turtle is proving to be a great addition to TFS for managing our backlog. Above everything the team at Pyxis has been extremely responsive in integrating UT into our...

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  16. Urban Turtle 4.14 sprints, and prints!

    The Urban Turtle team is proud to make available the first release of the year: Urban Turtle 4.14. With some under-the-hood tweaks and a few nice features, this is a...

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  17. More than meets the eye: Urban Turtle 4.13 is here!

    This has been an exciting year for us here at Urban Turtle. The product has grown leaps and bounds since the beginning of the year. We are also now shipping...

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  18. Urban Turtle provides solutions to Agile Managers in TFS 2013

    Montréal, Canada, November 13, 2013 – Urban Turtle is proud to sim-ship along with Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013. With this release, Urban Turtle strengthens its position with providing Agile...

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  19. Ghosts and ghouls can't scare us: Urban Turtle 4.11 is out!

    It's that time of the month again where we gladly lift the curtain on what we've been working on these past few weeks! Today, we are proud to introduce a...

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  20. Daily Scrums explained

    Forget boring, stuffy meetings: this is your team’s daily synchronization tool. Adam Bindslev Before I tell you what the meeting is about, let me begin by telling you that, contrary...

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  21. Urban Turtle 4.10 - Shed new light on your backlog

    Urban Turtle has always been about bringing innovation to the TFS platform and breaking new grounds. But, at the same time, we strive to provide users with simple solutions to...

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  22. Analyze this! A Scrum Master’s evolution assessment

    Are your Scrum Masters evolving in the practice of their Agile activities? Are they stagnant or worse, regressing!? To answer these questions, a colleague and I came up with the...

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  23. Spread the word, share the love. Urban Turtle 4.9 is out!

    If there's one thing we've learned these past few years, it's that our customers love Urban Turtle. It can get so popular within an organisation that more people than originally...

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  24. You need an Agile Product Manager, not an Agile Project Manager

    When an organization starts using Scrum, it runs into tough questions. One question that is particularly challenging is: Is the Scrum Master the Agile Project Manager? What if you consider...

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  25. The strength of a real team is under-estimated

    Image by Dawn (Willis) Manser Project kick-offs have been used for years as a way to launch a new project. It is assumed that bringing people together in a room...

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  26. Sprint Goal: What’s the point?

    Our latest sprint goal was to give you guys the ability to set great sprint goals... Needless to say, we nailed it! (Like always... :) ) Urban Turtle allows you...

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  27. Urban Turtle 4.6 - Custom Boards: Fast Track Evolved

    The Urban Turtle team lives by the release early, release often mantra. This, along with listening to customer feedback in-between releases, allows us to effectively adapt our product to meet...

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  28. Aim for the goal! Urban Turtle 4.5 is out!

    With Team Foundation Server 2012, Microsoft finally realized what we all already knew, iterations should have dates! In previous releases, process templates would define special work item types to work...

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  29. Urban Turtle finalist at the OCTAS 2013

    On April 10th, Pyxis /studio assisted to the unveiling of the finalists at the OCTAS 2013, a contest organized by Réseau ACTION TI. Dominic Danis, Product Director of Urban Turtle,...

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  30. Buying into the Team concept of TFS 2012

    The irony of Team Foundation Server not having any notion of teams per-say in previous releases has not been lost on us. Some of our 2010 customers know that we...

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  31. All about money - Urban Turtle 4.4 for TFS 2012

    Execs, project managers, Scrum Masters and Product Owners, rejoyce! In the newest release of Urban Turtle for Team Foundation Server 2012, the team has finally implemented the missing third pillar...

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  32. Urban Turtle 4.3 - Unleash your data the Smart way

    Announcing the new Agile Dashboard for Team Foundation Server 2012! Following in the steps of our previous release, the team is proud to unleash onto the TFS Agile world a...

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  33. Preview of the Agile Dashboard for TFS (Update)

    Look what we have here. Isn't that Dominic and Louis using the first-ever prototype of the Urban Turtle Agile Dashboard for Team Foundation Server? Yep! It is! At the end...

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  34. The developer who hated Christmas (part 2)

    The developer who hated Christmas - part 2 (read part 1) Urban takes Dave by the hand again. Dave is now in an office. Around him, a few dozen computer...

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  35. The developer who hated Christmas (part 1)

    December 1st. “Not this time of the year again”, exhales Dave every year around the holidays. It’s the same thing every year: overtime, unrealistic deadlines, no time to have fun....

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  36. Urban Turtle 2010 v3.16 - Just got better

    While the team is mourning the on-going absence of hockey (yes, we are canucks) we decided to release a new version of Urban Turtle for TFS 2010. Although we have...

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  37. Urban Turtle 2012 Extends TFS & Introduces Fast Track

    Building on the success of our market leading agile planning and task board, Urban Turtle 2012 extends TFS to facilitate backlog estimation and management of sudden, but critical activities that...

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  38. Urban Turtle 2012 – More Details!

    With the release of TFS 2012, opportunities are numerous for customers and Urban Turtle alike. We initially announced Urban Turtle for TFS 2012 in September. At that time we had...

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  39. Urban Turtle 4 adds a Kanban board to TFS!

    We’ve heard our clients' prayer . . . Agile is not only about Scrum! You asked for Kanban—we listened. We're the first to integrate boards for Scrum teams in TFS,...

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  40. The story of smart innovation

    Urban Turtle is smart innovation. For years, we have been working hard to stay ahead and innovate in the Agile world. Here is our Agile timeline of Smart Innovation: 1999...

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  41. How can Urban Turtle help you estimate user stories?

    Simon here, Scrum Master for the Turtle team. As you may already know, the Urban Turtle development team uses the same tool it is offering to TFS users…a tool to...

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  42. Urban Turtle in a load balancing scenario

    A few customers have inquired about how Urban Turtle handles being set up in a load balancing scenario. I thought it would be interesting to describe the current state of...

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  43. Tips and Tricks: Hiding Past Iterations

    So your project has been going along for a while now and several iterations are completed. Your iteration panel is starting to look a little crowded. Maybe something like this:...

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  44. Teaching an old dog new tricks. Urban Turtle 3.13 is out!

    After breaking tradition and our monthly release cycle, Team Urban Turtle is proud to present to you version 3.13 featuring the most requested idea ever! New Features Our planning board...

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  45. Urban Turtle and custom process templates

    Urban Turtle has been designed from the ground up to support custom process templates. Out of the box, we provide support for MSF Agile 5.0 (english and french), Visual Studio...

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  46. Urban Turtle 3.12 is now available!

    Download for free Urban Turtle version 3.12 Team Urban Turtle is proud to announce the release of Urban Turtle 3.12. During the last month, we've focused on further improving support...

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  47. Twelve in twelve! Announcing Urban Turtle 3.11!

    Download for free Urban Turtle version 3.11 Over a year ago, we released Urban Turtle 3.0, the premier Scrum tool for Team Foundation Server 2010. To be honest, it was...

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  48. Nine in nine! Urban Turtle 3.8 is out!

    Download for free Urban Turtle version 3.8 Nine in nine! As our customers are well aware of, each and every month we release a new Turtle. For each of these...

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  49. "... awesome Scrum experience for TFS" - Brian Harry

    Yesterday, we got a Christmas present from Brian Harry, the Product Unit Manager for Team Foundation Server and a Microsoft Technical Fellow. He wrote a blog where he praises Urban...

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  50. Witness joy, daily! Urban Turtle 3.7 now available!

    Download for free Urban Turtle version 3.7 8 months, 8 releases The team is back at it again. Another month sees another release out in the wild. We're once again...

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  51. Urban Turtle is now available in the cloud

    The Turtle in the Cloud has reached its destination which is the ALM Summit. Urban Turtle is a gold sponsor at this event which will be targeting TFS and Agile project management...

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  52. Play The Urban Turtle Product Owner Game

    Now that the product is gaining in popularity, we get more and more feedback and requests. Our challenge is to make sure the product backlog is prioritized optimally to deliver...

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  53. Urban Turtle 3.5 is now available!

    Download for free Urban Turtle version 3.5 The turtle ride continues, 6 releases in 6 months! Team Urban Turtle is once again proud to announce the release of a new...

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  54. Where is the turtle heading?

    Now that the vacations are over and that the 2010 Agile conference has come and gone, Team Urban Turtle is back to work, cooking up another promising release 3.4. With...

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  55. Effectively Tracking Cost in Scrum

    Note that the ‘Scrum Team’ refers to the Product Owner, the ScrumMaster and the Team. The Team consists of developers with all the skills to turn the Product Owner’s requirements...

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  56. Support for Team Foundation Server Scrum v1.0 Beta

    In the past, we've made claims that Urban Turtle supports virtually any process template. Therefore it came as a surprise to some people when our team said that building support for the...

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  57. Sprints and Compelling Goals

    There has been a debate in the Scrum and Kanban communities about having iterations  (sprints) or not. I am worried that this blog post will generate flame wars and rants....

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  58. Urban Turtle 3.1 now available!

    We're proud to announce that Urban Turtle version 3.1 is now available for download! Team Urban Turtle has been hard at work since the release of Urban Turtle 3.0 and...

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  59. Urban Turtle: next destination

    As you know, Urban Turtle 3.0 was released last week. However the team does not stop working here. We gathered yesterday to plan the next two week sprint. The team's commitment...

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  60. Urban Turtle 3.0 RTM is now available!

    Team Urban Turtle is proud to announce that Urban Turtle 3.0 has sim-shipped alongside Team Foundation Server 2010 and is now available for download. During the last two weeks, we've...

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  61. Easy Multi-Level Planning with Urban Turtle

    Most successful Agile/Scrum teams use a multi-level planning approach. There are a couple of quotes that I like and always mention in my Scrum training: “Planning is everything. Plans are...

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  62. Answering some common questions about Urban Turtle

    Last week we were in Las Vegas at devconnections for the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and to present the new version of Urban Turtle. We often got the following...

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  63. Webinar Registration

    Our apologies. The registration form for the Webinar scheduled on May 12th is not ready. If you are interested in participating, please send us an email at urbanturtle@pyxis-tech.com. We will...

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  64. Urban Turtle 3.0 Release Candidate

    The Urban Turtle team is proud to finally present the release candidate of our Agile Project Management extension to Team Web Access 2010: Urban Turtle 3.0. This new version sports...

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  65. Running Visual Studio 2010 and TFS on a mac

    Dominic (product owner on our team) and I are both big fans of Apple laptops, having recently switched from our old PCs. While I already had a macbook pro at...

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  66. Pyxis Technologies joins The Inner Circle partnership program

    By 2012, agile development methods will be utilized in 80% of all software development projects (Gartner "Predict 2010: Agile and Cloud Impact Application Development Directions"). Pyxis Technologies develops tools that...

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  67. Can you answer these 7 questions?

    Someone asked me some good questions this morning in my mail. Here are my answers! 1. What made you develop this? We at Pyxis Technologies are experts in Agile methodologies...

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  68. Release of Urban Turtle 2.1

    The development team is proud to announce today the release of Urban Turtle 2.1, our Agile project management tool for Team System Web Access. This new version features a simplified...

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  69. Urban Turtle is in the top 5

    Urban Turtle in the top 5 players for Agile and Scrum based software development according to a discussion thread in LinkedIn. Louis

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  70. Coming soon : Urban Turtle for Visual Studio 2010

    Pyxis Technologies, a Visual Studio Industry Partner, announces plans to simultaneously ship Urban Turtle with Visual Studio 2010. Urban Turtle is an intuitive Agile Project Management tool (plug-in) for Visual...

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  71. Team Foundation Server dans une équipe Scrum

    La structure du tableau de planification d'Urban Turtle permet de gagner beaucoup de temps par rapport à l'utilisation de l'interface classique de Team System Web Access. Grâce à la représentation...

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  72. Urban Turtle blog!

    We are proud to announce the launch of the brand new blog on our website. You are invited to follow the blog to be aware of the new release and...

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