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5 07, 2017

We're going to Microsoft Inspire 2017!

By | 2017-07-05T12:01:22+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

This next week we're going to be at Microsoft Inspire (formerly known as WPC, or Worldwide Partner Conference).  We're going to be Tweeting and updating our blog with the latest announcements and information, so, If you don't already follow us on Twitter, add @StevenBorg, @NWCadenceRennie, and @LoriBorg, and bookmark our blog to find out what's [...]

20 06, 2017

Discover Open Source in the Cloud: Azure Opendev

By | 2017-06-20T17:10:37+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

If you are interested in open source technologies, or want to know just how deep Microsoft is going with their cloud-based open source technologies, you need to attend Microsoft Azure Opendev, their first-ever virtual event where they showcase open source technologies in the cloud. During the event you'll discover: How to use containers to build microservice-based [...]

15 05, 2017

Highlights of Microsoft Build 2017

By | 2017-05-15T09:23:31+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

Microsoft //Build was held May 10-May 12, 2017. There were a lot of amazing things that were discussed and announced, but if you weren’t able to attend, don’t worry! On May 24th, 2017, Microsoft will release a “Best of Microsoft Build 2017 Webcast”. Microsoft will take the best rated content, announcements and solutions, and consolidate [...]

5 04, 2017

If Goldilocks had Advanced Analytics

By | 2017-04-05T10:25:35+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics, Data Science|0 Comments

There is a lot of talk about advanced analytics these days. The onslaught of marketing around predictive analytics and machine learning is creating a virtual ‘gold rush’ of IT organizations scrambling to understand how they can get that edge promised by advanced analytics. The problem is that most people don’t really understand what advanced analytics [...]

27 07, 2016

DevOps Maturity is One Step Away!

By | 2016-07-27T10:21:21+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), DevOps, Practices|0 Comments

When we work with teams on their DevOps practices, it’s helpful to get a clear picture of where they are, and where they want to go. Understanding the level of a team’s DevOps maturity is helpful for building out a clear, actionable plan. It’s easy to paint an aspirational picture to get customers excited about [...]

25 05, 2016

How I Discovered Open Source Support in TFS / VSTS!

By | 2016-05-25T08:45:45+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, Source Control Management, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2015 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Foundation Service|0 Comments

I've always been attracted to the new and shiny. In August of 1995 MICROSOFT introduced Windows 95 to the world. With a radically new UI design, an amazing vision of how 32-bit apps should play together, and an aggressive marketing campaign to increase the consumer awareness of Windows (At the time, only 3-4% of the [...]

7 03, 2016

Hack Your Agility: Rethink How You're Using Story Points

By | 2016-03-07T10:34:47+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Hack Your Agility, Kanban, Lean, Scrum|0 Comments

Do you use story points for scheduling? Are your story points associated with effort?  Does your management hold you to a schedule that you created using story points estimating? As we work with customers and help them move from traditional development practices to agile practices (whether Scrum, kanban, or other agile practices), we find that [...]

29 02, 2016

Hack Your Agility: Improving Team Communication

By | 2016-02-29T14:45:04+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Hack Your Agility, Kanban, Lean, Process, Scrum|0 Comments

Does your team share information in a timely and efficient manner? Do you have tools that enhance your communication?  Can your team communication practices improve? Do you experience problems related to poor communication? One key to successful agile software development is continuously improving communication practices.  Whether it is communication between the Team and the customer, [...]

23 02, 2016

You have the facts, now read between the lines

By | 2016-02-23T16:37:12+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Azure, Cortana Analytics, Data Science|0 Comments

You have data.  You likely have lots of it.  Your management loves looking at it.  Maybe you do too.  Is it easy?  Are you able to get the information you want out of it?  Data analytics is not always easy.  Parsing through the information and trying to find ways to slice and dice it into [...]

22 02, 2016

Hack Your Agility: Delivering Minimum Viable Product

By | 2016-02-22T09:29:33+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Agile, Application Architecting, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Hack Your Agility, Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process, Scrum|0 Comments

Are you able to consistently deliver value every 2 or 3 weeks? Does your team frequently bite off more than they can chew in a single iteration? Does your team keep falling into old patterns and habits instead of focusing on delivering minimum viable product? One of the biggest challenges in adopting agile software development is educating [...]