23 04, 2011

Can internal competition be considered “Slack”?

By | 2011-04-23T11:54:23+00:00 April 23rd, 2011|Lean|3 Comments

Tom DeMarco, in his book “Slack” says “There is no such thing as ‘healthy competition’ in a knowledge organization; all internal competition is destructive.” Tom DeMarco is a smart man, and I love the book “Slack”, so I hesitate to disagree.  However, I believe DeMarco is looking at the organization through a very particular lens, [...]

13 04, 2011

TFS SP1 and Lab Management–wait for the QFE – FIXED

By | 2011-04-13T08:25:11+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Coded UI, Microsoft Test Manager, Software Testing, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio Lab Management|2 Comments

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update: Microsoft released a QFE to address the issue outlined below. Here is a summary of the list of issues fixed by the QFE, to help you decide whether you should apply the QFE: Issue 1: When you run tests on the test agent that is installed on a computer that has Visual Studio [...]

4 04, 2011

Team Days–Day 1!

By | 2011-04-04T20:41:28+00:00 April 4th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today was Day 1 of our quarterly Team Days, when the whole Northwest Cadence team gets together to work collaboratively on internal projects, eat way too many snacks, and talk about new strategies.  This quarter Lori brought in a massage therapist and we all got massages throughout the day. I get to work with a [...]