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Project Description

Project Description

Although the pace of new development technologies, processes and tools present a big challenge to keep up with, software quality has its roots in Application Lifecycle Best Practices, which is usually independent from the latter. Are you consulting or part of an organization which is constantly under release stress? Are you experiencing issues that make you and your developers less productive? You know that there are issues and potential for improvement but you don’t know where to start?

Then Rangers ALM Assessment is exactly for you.


Use the Rangers ALM Assessment to find out pragmatically where your organization stands in case of ALM Best Practices by using the assessment questions and qualitative discussions. Based on the results, make an action plan for improvements.

Monitor the Visual Studio ALM Rangers blog, using tag VSAAG, for the latest information on this project.

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:

  • Delivery Guidance contains scenario based practical guidance, frequently asked questions and quick reference posters.
  • Rangers ALM Assessment contains the assessment questions and the planning tools.
  • Kick Off Presentation gives you a head start to introduce the assessment process.

Future (Planned)

  • Integration with Online Catalyst Assessment
  • Weighted Questions
  • Option to select “not applicable” as response


Ethem Azun, Francisco Fagas, Mike Douglas, Philip Haugaard, Bijan Javidi, Daniel Oliveira, Leonard Woody, Sven Hubert, Yoel Arnon

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 Jan 17, 2017 at 4:45 PM by wschaub, version 20