Charting should be supported for tree or direct link queries
Charting should be supported for tree or direct link queries. Reason - If teams are using TFS and are agile then they would have EPIC, Features, User stories and tasks. There should be a way to represent Progress by an Epic or At the Feature level. There should be a standard template that any team could use and then customize how and at what level they would want to display progress. (Based on numbers or based on Efforts etc). When People don't see Charts that could show progress based on hierarchy they switch to Excel since Excel auto proposes Charts to represent your data. TFS should also have something similar built in.
Customization should be allowed at data level- eg: Progress shown in terms of % completion would be great. Any one who looks at Epic level detail can see how we are progressing per feature and within feature how many stories have been completed. If anyone clicks on the bar that represents how much work is completed, It should show % completion at user story level.
I have attached a picture- Something like this should be standard template in TFS for every team to use. It could be just based on number of child work item types within a Parent work item type and then showing colors based on status(New active closed). Thanks!