insert new state in a an existing process template
Setting up a new process template is relatively easy, however as a project and a team grow it is very coming to be in a situation where a process state diagram needs to be updated and new states inserted, removed, or reordered. I find this happens mostly within the User Story/Backlog and the Test Case diagrams where we start in Agile and then migrate to Agile + Waterfall. Agile for development, waterfall for validation and release., When this happens, I find the need to insert a few states in between existing states. At the moment, this is very doable, it just requires manual editing of the XML file for the state diagram. It would be nice if the designer supported this.
Thanks for your great suggestion. In an ideal world with unlimited capacity, we would have implemented every single piece of customer feedback. However we live in reality and we need to make tough decisions, including the decision to focus on areas that make the most impact. The voting system in User Voice is a great platform to measure which improvements make the most impact. We also want to be open and transparent with you that this suggestion will not be part of the next release. We will keep the suggestion on our own backlogs, and archive it in User Voice. This gives back your votes so you can use it on other suggestions and tell us what other improvements will have the most impact in your daily life using TFS/VSO.
Read more how we use User Voice to listen to customers in this blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx
The TFS Power Tools include the Process Template Editor to edit the workflow with a visual designer: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/f017b10c-02b4-4d6d-9845-58a06545627f