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 [...]

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 [...]

26 03, 2014

MVA JumpStart TODAY! Enterprise Agility Is Not an Oxymoron

By | 2014-03-26T08:36:35+00:00 March 26th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process, Scrum|5 Comments

It’s that time again, happy ALM Wednesday! Today, join experts Steve Borg and Andrew Clear as they walk you through the benefits of agility and how it can improve your business and competitiveness. Don’t miss this practical, informative session. Outline of Topics: History, Foundations, and Challenges of Agile and Lean Business Agility and Competitiveness with Agile Practices [...]

17 12, 2013

The One Thing: Successful Daily Standups

By | 2013-12-17T15:51:34+00:00 December 17th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Process, Scrum|0 Comments

Do you dread your daily standup? Do you despair of ever getting it into 15 minutes? You're probably doing it by the book, and that means you are doing it wrong. Learn The One Thing to make it work.

21 08, 2013

Does your company culture resemble Survivor?

By | 2013-08-21T12:24:44+00:00 August 21st, 2013|Kanban, Lean, Process, Scrum|Comments Off on Does your company culture resemble Survivor?

Does your company culture resemble Survivor? Do you have a culture in your organisation where individuals that help others are considered slackers for not getting their own assignments complete?