29 06, 2015

Hack Your Agility: Revisit the Purpose of Your Daily Standup

By | 2015-06-29T14:10:39+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Hack Your Agility, Kanban, Lean, Scrum|0 Comments

Why are you holding onto your daily standup? Is it a status meeting or a chance for your self-organizing team to ensure you're focusing on removing barriers to deliver quickly? The standup is a very costly period of time and it can be used for good or bad. Agile development focuses on delivering smaller increments [...]

23 06, 2015

The 6 Steps to a Hybrid Network with Azure

By | 2015-06-23T09:09:39+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|Azure|0 Comments

Taking advantage of Azure services can be as easy as signing up and selecting a virtual machine image from the Azure Gallery. Integrating those services into an existing infrastructure, or migrating existing on-premises services to Azure, takes a lot more mindfulness and planning. Even if your staff is gung-ho about Azure and is pushing to [...]

23 06, 2015

Why You Should Switch to Build VNext

By | 2015-06-23T08:44:58+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|Team Foundation Build, Visual Studio Online|0 Comments

Now that VNext builds are in Preview, you should be moving your build definitions over from the “old” XAML definitions to the new VNext definitions. Besides the fact that I suspect at some point that XAML builds will be deprecated, the VNext builds are just much better, in almost every respect. Why Switch? There are [...]

19 06, 2015

Compressing Time: A Competitive Advantage

By | 2015-06-19T08:17:59+00:00 June 19th, 2015|Azure, PaaS|1 Comment

IT is no longer just a business enabler – it has become a competitive advantage and differentiator for most successful companies. How do companies respond to the rapid rise of ubiquitous computing and the demand for always on, anywhere services? It can seem overwhelming when customers have running shoes, toasters and homes generating data and [...]

16 06, 2015

PaaS Architecture: Designing Apps for the Cloud

By | 2015-06-16T15:45:57+00:00 June 16th, 2015|Agile, Application Architecting, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, PaaS, Process, Scrum, Tools, Visual Studio ALM, Visual Studio Online|0 Comments

Part 1: Why Create a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Solution? Part 2: Storage Options with PaaS Part 3: PaaS Architecting: Designing Apps for the Cloud Part 4: PaaS Security (coming soon) Article by Colin Dembovsky Platform as a Service (PaaS) has some incredible benefits – no worries about OS updates, quick and easy scale out (as and when you need [...]

10 06, 2015

Evidence-Based Agile: Unveiled at the ALM Forum

By | 2015-06-10T09:40:54+00:00 June 10th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

Last month was an exciting time for the Northwest Cadence team! We had a great time delivering the Pre-Conference Workshop: Fundamentals of Lean Software Delivery and Forum session Effectively Measure Your Teams without Subjugating Them during the ALM Forum at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle, WA. We had even more fun launching Visual Cadence! [...]

9 06, 2015

Which Azure Storage Option is Right For You?

By | 2015-06-09T12:30:03+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

Azure Storage Options Part 1: Why Create a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Solution? Part 2: Storage Options with PaaS Part 3: PaaS Architecting: Designing Apps for the Cloud Part 4: PaaS Security (coming soon) Deciding which Azure storage medium to use for your Azure PaaS solution can be a little disconcerting. There are several options and it’s likely you [...]

5 06, 2015

Spoiler alert: I'm speaking at Agile2015!

By | 2015-06-05T14:01:40+00:00 June 5th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Lean, Scrum|0 Comments

I've been playtesting my two upcoming Agile2015 sessions and getting awesome feedback to help me make them even better. You'll be able to view the final results this August in Washington, DC!

2 06, 2015

Why Create a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Solution?

By | 2015-06-02T23:23:57+00:00 June 2nd, 2015|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure|0 Comments

Architecting PaaS Solutions Part 1: Why Create a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Solution? Part 2: Storage Options with PaaS Part 3: PaaS Architecting: Designing Apps for the Cloud Part 4: PaaS Security (coming soon)   We learned a lot as we built our PaaS solution this past year. PaaS has been wonderful, and we thought some of our lessons learned [...]