20 02, 2013

Thoughts on Principles of Product Development Flow, Part 2

By | 2013-02-20T23:31:43+00:00 February 20th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Lean, Process, Scrum, Uncategorized|3 Comments

This is the second in a series of a generally unedited “stream of consciousness” posts I am writing while reading Donald Reinertsen’s The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development. I haven’t been this affected by a book in a while, and I wanted to share my excitement with the world and test [...]

22 10, 2012

Add a Hyperlink to Work Item Changed Alert Email

By | 2012-10-22T15:17:23+00:00 October 22nd, 2012|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Uncategorized, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team System|3 Comments

I was tasked to customize the email that was sent out when an alert has been set up to send an email on a work item changed event in Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS2012). The customization was to add a static link to the work item, which is actually a good lead into doing more [...]

12 09, 2012

Consumerization of IT and Cycle Time

By | 2012-09-12T08:57:08+00:00 September 12th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How does the consumerization of IT impact your business and how you choose to run it? If the Consumerization of IT and my cup of coffee post didn’t answer this question for you, continue to read on. When I started Northwest Cadence in 2007, our few consultants kept track of their consulting time in ways [...]

10 09, 2012

Consumerization of IT and My Cup of Coffee

By | 2012-09-10T15:16:22+00:00 September 10th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

How does the consumerization of IT impact your business and how you choose to run it, you ask? As business leaders, we must look at the new demands of consumers, our employees and customers, and determine how we can stay relevant in our respective industries. In recent months, I have heard a lot about the [...]

10 08, 2012

Public and Private Hyper-V Networks in Windows 8

By | 2012-08-10T15:52:47+00:00 August 10th, 2012|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Introduction Once Windows 8 RC was released, and Hyper-V for the client OS was working, I was immediately excited. I could now have virtual machines run locally without having to install a server operating system onto my machine. I got my machine up and running with the Windows bits, and I then tasked myself into [...]

2 08, 2012

40% off Summer Special

By | 2012-08-02T14:30:07+00:00 August 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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24 01, 2012

Northwest Cadence January Team Day!

By | 2012-01-24T16:13:06+00:00 January 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Our Quarterly Team Day is always a highlight, however this team day had perfect timing! You know after New Year’s, when it’s time to go back to work but you really want one more day off? Well, this quarter’s Team Day filled the gap! Instead of the traditional day back (filled with catching up and [...]

9 01, 2012

NWC Team Day!

By | 2012-01-09T16:26:00+00:00 January 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I always look forward to our Company Quarterly Team Days.  Yes, we have workshops and are productive, but we also know how to have a good time! Balance is key to everything, so we incorporate that into our Team Days-  Work followed by Reward.   Our October 2011 Team Day was a particularly fun one.  [...]

26 10, 2011

Upcoming Events

By | 2011-10-26T13:35:51+00:00 October 26th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s more fun than talking about tough technical topics, showing amazingly cool demos, and sharing insiders tips learned through years in the trenches? Northwest Cadence hosts regularly-scheduled events designed with our clients and community in mind. Come ready to ask hard questions, gain new knowledge, and be part of the social occasion. UPCOMING TRAINING OFFERINGS [...]