Getting started: Project administrator
If you are a project leader or have been tasked with setting up a project area, these tasks can get you started.
About this task
Teams perform their work within the context of a project area. A project area is an area in the repository where information about one or more software projects is stored. A project area defines the project deliverables, team structure, process, and schedule. You access all project artifacts, such as plans, work items, requirements, test cases, and files under source control within the context of a project area.
See the following topics for details about project administration concepts that are important to understand before you begin to set up a project area.
The following figure shows the basic workflow for setting up a project area. The boxes in the figure are links to corresponding topics that describe each task in detail. For example, click the Create project area box to open the Create project area topic.
What to do next
After you set up the project area, team areas, iterations, and work item categories, optionally perform the following tasks:
- Define source control streams and component structure
- Set up builds
- Set up a project dashboard
- Create and manage reports