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Complimentary Workshop: Adopting ALM with Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server

Complimentary Workshop: Adopting ALM with Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server

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Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) synchronizes business goals and IT investment priorities, provides valuable insight into the software development lifecycle at each stage of the process, and can enable organizations to get the most value out of their IT investments. Companies like yours that have embraced ALM have already realized greater productivity. With VSTS and TFS, Microsoft has the tools to help you adopt ALM and realize the benefits.  This intensive one-day workshop will show you how.

Adopting Application Lifecycle Management is brought to you by Tallan and Microsoft.

Two complimentary workshops will be held:

  • November 11, 2008 9:00AM-5:00PM Irvine - at the Microsoft Technology Center at 3 Park Plaza, 16th Floor Irvine, CA 92618. Meals will be provided.
  • November 12, 2008 9:00AM-5:00PM Los Angeles - at the Microsoft office at 333 S. Grand, 33rd Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071. Meals will be provided.

Space is limited for this one-day workshop. Please register if you'd like to attend.

 

Time Agenda
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Introduction to ALM (Microsoft)
Overview of Microsoft ALM strategy and technologies
9:00 AM – 9:15AM Tallan Introduction
Overview of Tallan, experience with TFS showcasing examples of past projects
9:15AM – 9:45 AM What is TFS?
Overview of Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team System including how these tools can be utilized to help work through the development lifecycle.
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (with 15min break) From requirements to release – how to track what the developers work on, how to control what gets included in a release and how to automate the build & deployment process.
Review of the change management and source control capabilities of TFS and how it compares to other tools.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM How do I improve the quality of our software? How do I measure whether we are continuously improving?
In-depth examination of the testing, code analysis and reporting features In TFS.
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM How do I get my development team, DBAs, operations and project management on the same page?
Separate the walls between these groups in your IT organization. Facilitate communication and coordination using the tools provided by TFS.
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Additional Q&A
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