Case Study

Inrix – Black Marble’s ALM Consultants Save Inrix (formerly ITIS Holdings) Time and Resources with Visual Studio TFS

 Once again, we were delighted with the skills and experience Black Marble brought to bear on our project, helping us use Visual Studio Team Foundation Server to service our needs.Ian Whelan, Inrix 

INRIX is the leading-provider of traffic information, directions and driver services, as well as apps and tools all designed to get traffic-powered solutions to market rapidly. When it acquired ITIS, the UK company was working with BMW. ITIS had struck an important contract with BMW for a system for the navigation and traffic routing for BMW vehicles.

Inrix approached Black Marble because we had a track record of working together previously around TFS, and they knew we were a safe pair of hands.

Inrix had created 3 specific work item types for BMW, and these were added to their own process template, which was based on the Agile template for TFS.

They asked Black Marble to come up with a solution that produced an integration piece that sat between the web portal from BMW and Inrix’s Visual Studio TFS solution that would translate and conform to the schema from BMW.

We dynamically created Work Item Queries so that work items that had only been created or updated since the last export were exported on the next scheduled export.

In summary, the solution is efficient, reliable and automated. The business benefits by saving resources, providing a system that can be rolled out not just within the UK business, but potentially globally.

More details on the background to the project, our solution and its benefits can be found in this more detailed Case Study.

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