19 02, 2015

The Secret History of Kanban by Darren Davis [Guest Post]

By | 2015-02-19T11:43:11+00:00 February 19th, 2015|Kanban|2 Comments

In The Beginning In the summer of 2006 I was working as a Development Manager for Corbis, a media licensing company owned by Bill Gates, with an uncanny ability to lose money.  When Bill went from being the richest man in the world to being the second richest, I liked to say I played a part [...]

19 02, 2015

Lean and Kanban at the ALM Forum

By | 2015-02-19T11:40:20+00:00 February 19th, 2015|Agile, Kanban, Lean|0 Comments

Don’t miss the $300 Early Bird savings through March 15th! If you haven’t already, now is the time to get registered for the ALM Forum 2015! Northwest Cadence is thrilled to be delivering a pre-conference workshop, Fundamentals of Lean Software Delivery, Monday May 18th and would love to see you there!  Keith Pleas, the Executive [...]

18 02, 2015

Integrating your Azure Active Directory with your on-Prem AD

By | 2015-02-18T10:51:36+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure|0 Comments

If you’re reading this you likely use Active Directory in your organization.  Active Directory provides authentication services for a network.  In other words, it validates your identity and gives you the ability to access resources on your network or on other connected networks when correctly configured. There are scenarios when you want to have Active [...]

17 02, 2015

Azure is more than Infrastructure

By | 2015-02-17T09:16:06+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Azure, DevOps|0 Comments

As DevOps continues to grow in everyday practice, companies are faced with a number of new and old constraints that slow down the development cycle. Some of these constraints are operational reaction time, “safe to fail” development platforms, standardized automation, manual error-prone workflows and operational costs which closely match demand and true capacity. Working with [...]

11 02, 2015

Transform your SQL solutions

By | 2015-02-11T12:21:50+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure|0 Comments

The benefit’s of Azure SQL Database-as-a-Service (Daas) can be easily overlooked if you have a traditional SQL infrastructure and perceive Azure’s SQL solution as just “SQL in the cloud”.  Before dismissing this article as another attempt to push Azure, take a look at the value Azure SQL DaaS can bring to your business.  There are [...]

2 02, 2015

How to build a healthy DevOps organization

By | 2015-02-02T15:24:05+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|DevOps|0 Comments

First the buzzword was ALM, then DevTest.  Now it’s DevOps.  But let’s not discount it just because it’s the nom-du-jour. We at Northwest Cadence say it often – Integrating your development processes with your operation process can result in increased value for your organization.  How so?  A healthy DevOps organization will likely see decreased release-cycle [...]