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 [...]

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!

24 03, 2015

The Only 2 Questions to Ask in Your Daily Standup

By | 2015-03-24T08:25:03+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Lean, Scrum|1 Comment

Stop statusing and start standupping with the only two questions that have any business being asked in your daily standup. Take back your team's time and its sanity—and more importantly, put the standup to work helping you deliver! In 2013, I wrote that the traditional "three questions" in the daily standup are wrong, and contributing [...]

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 [...]

10 02, 2015

New agile features & roadmap for VSO & TFS

By | 2015-02-10T09:46:00+00:00 February 10th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Practices, Scrum, Visual Studio Online|0 Comments

The latest news from VSO & TFS shows what a great agile transformation can accomplish.

6 01, 2015

Washington state likes us!

By | 2015-01-06T16:44:28+00:00 January 6th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Company, Kanban, Lean, Process, Scrum|0 Comments

Northwest Cadence is a top-ranked finalist for Agile Consultant Services for Washington state. We’re excited to be back in Olympia helping software delivery teams get agile and Lean!

18 06, 2014

TechEd 2014 North America – second chance!

By | 2014-06-18T11:55:14+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Kanban, Lean, Process, Scrum, Team Foundation Server, Tools, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM|0 Comments

I was honored to speak at TechEd North America again this year on two topics: From Vanity to Value, Metrics that Matter: Improving Lean and Agile, Kanban and Scrum Hybrid ALM: Using Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online Together As always, there was a great crowd at TechEd and I got lots of great [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]