26 03, 2014

MVA JumpStart TODAY! Enterprise Agility Is Not an Oxymoron

By | 2014-03-26T08:36:35+00:00 March 26th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process, Scrum|5 Comments

It’s that time again, happy ALM Wednesday! Today, join experts Steve Borg and Andrew Clear as they walk you through the benefits of agility and how it can improve your business and competitiveness. Don’t miss this practical, informative session. Outline of Topics: History, Foundations, and Challenges of Agile and Lean Business Agility and Competitiveness with Agile Practices [...]

21 03, 2014

Advanced Git: Tools for the Cool Kids

By | 2014-03-21T10:24:32+00:00 March 21st, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Tools, Visual Studio 2013|0 Comments

Git and Visual Studio are awesome together. For most commands, I don’t have to worry about using Command Prompt and leaving the slick UI of the IDE. It’s great to make a change, commit, and sync changes in Visual Studio within seconds. Yesterday, I was working on subtrees in Command Prompt, and right when I [...]

19 03, 2014

ALM JumpStart TODAY: Fundamentals of Lean Software Delivery

By | 2014-03-19T08:30:27+00:00 March 19th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Lean, Practices, Process|0 Comments

Happy ALM Wednesday! Today, join experts Steve Borg and Andrew Clear as they walk you through the facts, historical roots and practical implementations of lean software development. Watch exercises and soak up practical principles that you can take back to your own team! If you’ve ever wondered why agile works, you do not want to [...]

18 03, 2014

Git Subtrees

By | 2014-03-18T08:47:03+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|5 Comments

Let’s talk subtrees. This, to me, is a close tie with bisect for the most impressive tool Git has out there. Subtrees allow you to have subprojects within a subdirectory of the main project. You can commit them with the parent directory, make a branch from subtrees, and even do subtree merges with the parent [...]

14 03, 2014

Visual Studio CASE STUDY on Dealogic and Northwest Cadence

By | 2014-03-14T14:48:54+00:00 March 14th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Company, Kanban, Practices, Process, Visual Studio 2013|0 Comments

At Northwest Cadence we love sharing our customers success stories! Recently, Northwest Cadence helped Dealogic, a leading technology firm for the investment banking sector, implement a more agile development process and update their platform. It was a great success! Below are quotes from a case study written by Microsoft Visual Studio, highlighting Northwest Cadence’s role [...]

14 03, 2014

Migrate a repository from GitHub to Visual Studio Online

By | 2014-03-14T11:32:25+00:00 March 14th, 2014|Visual Studio 2013|7 Comments

When I thought about moving a GitHub repository to Visual Studio Online, I assumed that Microsoft would do everything in its power to make it difficult for me to clone it. It succeeded a little – you can’t actually use just the IDE to migrate your repo; you’ll need to jump from the IDE to [...]

12 03, 2014

Don’t miss the Using Git with Visual Studio 2013 Jumpstart TODAY!

By | 2014-03-12T09:21:54+00:00 March 12th, 2014|Practices, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM|0 Comments

Join experts Steve Borg and James Tupper as they walk you through this demo-focused session focused on learning the ins and outs of Git. Our experts will give you a fundamental understanding of Git, show how it differs from other systems, and explore the benefits of using Git with Visual Studio Online and Windows Azure. [...]

5 03, 2014

Don’t miss the Using Kanban Jumpstart TODAY!

By | 2014-03-05T11:16:16+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Process|0 Comments

Join experts Steven Borg and Cheryl Hammond as we show you, in very practical ways, how to move beyond the boards to see how Kanban can help focus your teams on the flow of value to your customers, help you identify and remove bottlenecks in your development pipeline, and most importantly, shift your organizational culture [...]