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8 02, 2016

Hack Your Agility: Is your development team committed?

By | 2016-02-08T11:11:58+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Hack Your Agility, Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process, Scrum|0 Comments

Is your development team fragmented between development and management tasks?  Does your development team have predictable time each iteration dedicated to development and testing?  Does your development team have at least one developer committed to actual development? Get your Development Team developing! Enterprises that are accustomed to longer delivery cycles often find serious challenges evolving to [...]

3 12, 2015

Lots of Visual Studio News from Connect(); //2015

By | 2015-12-03T08:20:25+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

Let’s start with the elephant in the room. As a name for an event, Connect(); //2015 is a little much. Yes, that entire thing is the name. They might be trying too hard. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk about the awesome stuff Microsoft announced this week at it! Visual [...]

24 09, 2015

Hack Your Agility: Building Minimum Viable Product

By | 2015-09-24T08:58:25+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Agile, Application Architecting, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Hack Your Agility, Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process, Scrum|0 Comments

Are your requirements small enough to complete in a single iteration? Are you able to reduce the scope of a requirement when necessary? Does your development team support the practice of delivering minimum viable product (MVP)? Traditionally, the business or the team comes up with an idea, defines requirements, fleshes it out, and then attempts [...]

15 09, 2015

5 Simple Ways To Build a Better DevOps Organization

By | 2015-09-15T15:17:46+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, Coded UI, DevOps, Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process, Release Management, Release Management, Scrum, unit testing|2 Comments

Like successful Agile transformations, becoming a mature DevOps organization takes time and requires a mindful approach. Effective DevOps practices are not born- they are grown. And, just like Agile transformations, you must take on a build-measure-learn approach to your DevOps transformation if you are building a mature practice. Modern and mature DevOps practices include (in no particular [...]

2 09, 2015

Hack Your Agility: Can Your Organization Truly Become Agile?

By | 2015-09-02T15:11:27+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Coded UI, Hack Your Agility, Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process, Scrum, Software Testing, unit testing|0 Comments

Are your projects managed by a traditional PMO? Is your company culture all about planning? Are your executives expecting gantt charts, EV, and strong budgetary management of your software projects? Are you trying to transition from a traditional SDLC to an agile SDLC? If your organization follows a more traditional SDLC and you want to [...]

1 09, 2015

Your Modern App is Yesterday's News

By | 2015-09-01T22:11:54+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

I stood in front of an audience of a couple hundred developers.  Visual Studio 2012 had launched and I was touting the benefits of modern application development.  Agile development, mobile first, lightweight architecture, and heterogeneous applications were the key topics that drove the presentation.  The key theme of the presentation was built around the device [...]

1 09, 2015

You say "Cortana", I say "Cortana" (or, how do you pronounce 'Cortana'?)

By | 2015-09-01T09:34:36+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics, Tools|0 Comments

We’re all about Cortana Analytics.  We’re excited about what it can do for your business.  But, before I get into that, let’s address the elephant in the room.  What is the correct way to pronounce the name, Cortana? If you have an Xbox then you’ve undoubtedly play HALO and are familiar with Cortana, the AI [...]

26 08, 2015

Hack Your Agility: Real Agility Requires Customer Agility

By | 2015-08-26T10:40:12+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Agile, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Hack Your Agility, Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process, Scrum|0 Comments

Are your customers giving you feedback as fast as you need it?  Are you finding that your agile practices are delivering features faster than your users can review?  Is your team frustrated by the quality of feedback from your stakeholders? We spend a lot of time focusing on our software development practices, working on our [...]

19 08, 2015

Cortana Analytics: It Can Reinvent The Way You Do Business

By | 2015-08-19T08:43:34+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics|0 Comments

Cortana Analytics is a suite of tools enabling you to transform your data into intelligent action. With Cortana Analytics you can prepare your data, monitor its quality, determine how to parse it, store both your structured and unstructured data in highly scalable infrastructure, analyze it using Machine Learning and analytics, and then present your findings [...]

18 08, 2015

Hack Your Agility: Get Continuous About Learning

By | 2015-08-18T12:41:14+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Hack Your Agility, Kanban, Lean, Learning Library, Practices, Scrum|0 Comments

How knowledgable is your team?  Are you consistently challenging yourself to learn more about the technologies you're using?  Does your team spend time educating each other on new discoveries? Agility isn't just about shortening your delivery cycles.  It's about developing the skills and abilities to deliver software better. Part of that process is learning from 'safe-to-fail [...]