As Simple As Possible, But No Simpler "Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System takes a different approach, with a big simplifying assumption. The major impedance to process adoption is simply the lack of integration of process and development tools, requiring process enforcement to be a set of purely manual tasks. Once the tooling automates the process guidance and the collection of metrics, then most of the overhead associated with process, and most of the resistance to compliance, will disappear.
Visual Studio Team System extends the concept of an Integrated Development Environment to an Integrated Services Environment for the extended software team â€“ project managers, architects, and testers, as well as developers. Central to Team System is the integration of the tools with the workflow of Microsoft Solutions Framework, a knowledge base of process guidance, based on proven practices. This integration allows Team System to tailor the experience to the individual person and current activity, surfacing the right guidance to the right person at the right time."
My favorite Einstein quote, as intepreted by a Visual Studio Group Product Planner. Read the full post and the longer version as well.