23 04, 2014

Building (and growing) a Strengths-Based Team

By | 2014-04-23T12:00:49+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|4 Comments

For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about team dynamics and positive team culture. Team environment impacts everyone involved: the customers on one end, the employee’s families on the other end, and the employees in the middle. It can also make or break a business. As a leader, I believe it [...]

23 04, 2014

Join Northwest Cadence and Microsoft for free trainings on Kanban, Git, Lean, and Agile

By | 2014-04-23T09:04:46+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Lean, Practices, Scrum|3 Comments

Northwest Cadence is thrilled to share with you details around our recent work with Microsoft and the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). We helped create and deliver live, all-day trainings highlighting topics such as Agile, Lean, Git, and Kanban. We loved working on these Jump Starts because they emphasize our passion: helping teams improve their processes [...]

18 04, 2014

Custom Web Performance Test Plugin

By | 2014-04-18T10:30:28+00:00 April 18th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Software Testing, Tools, Visual Studio 11|6 Comments

I was recently doing a workshop on Web Performance and Load Testing in Visual Studio when we stumbled upon a testing scenario that required an input of unique invoice identifiers. Essentially, the business logic would fail to create an invoice if the identifier matched one that already existed. This seems like a trivial problem, but [...]

17 04, 2014

“Requirement” is an overloaded word

By | 2014-04-17T14:46:08+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Practices, Team Foundation Server|4 Comments

I was recently confronted by a customer wanting to know if Team Foundation Server (TFS) could support Product development, not just Project development. That left me a bit confused, as TFS is a general tool, and supports pretty much any process, good or bad. She had been exposed only to agile demonstrations, and she was [...]

16 04, 2014

Lean Kanban North America 2014 – Steven Borg on Enterprise Agility: Lean at Scale

By | 2014-04-16T14:03:46+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process|0 Comments

Join Steven Borg on May 5-8 at the upcoming leadership conference: Modern Management Methods – Making Better Decisions in the Face of Complexity and Uncertainty. If you’re in a leadership role and are responsible for managing knowledge work activities, this conference is one that you don’t want to miss. The Modern Management Conference has extremely [...]