Northwest Cadence Rolling Out a New Series of Free Events!

Software Development Processes

  

Don’t miss these informative sessions:

 

July 22, 2011 Coffee Talk: Scrum versus Kanban (free webcast)

Scrum is a process model that promotes highly iterative, value driven development and has been successfully adopted by agile teams world-wide. Kanban, meaning “signboard”, is a concept relation to Lean and focuses on the reduction of work in progress and visual signals to indicate that new work should be started.

Both models have proven track records, and in this session Martin Hinshelwood (ALM MVP and Scrum proponent) and Steven Borg (ALM MVP and Kanban fan) will go head to head to discuss their similarities, their differences, and which you should choose for your software development.

 

August 5, 2011 Coffee Talk: Introduction to Kanban (free webcast)

Overloaded individuals and teams suffer from bad multitasking. they are also cursed with long lead times, poor quality and high rates of failure.  Kanban limits work in process (WIP) to improve the flow in a development process. 

This Event is more technical than the earlier Kaban events.  During this event, we will expose the problems caused by excessive WIP, and the wide-ranging benefits of reducing WIP. 

 

August 19, 2011 Coffee Talk: Introduction to Scrum (free webcast)

Scrum is the most adopted agile methodology.  Time and again, it has transformed low performing development teams into powerful creators of business value.  Scrum does particularly well in environments where requirements shift or change unpredictably and in areas with substantial uncertainty. 

During this event, we will introduce the three Scrum roles, dive into the basic Scrum processes, and explore the reasons behind Scrum’s power.  Although this event is an introduction to Scrum, we will provide several tips and tricks to assist in Scrum adoption.

 

September 9, 2011 Coffee Talk: Visualize Work – The Power of Big Visible Displays (free webcast)

Visible work has a profound impact on a team.  By making work visible, teams can rapidly identify bottlenecks and issues, visualize the amount of work the team has under development, and most importantly understand the “life story” of the features they are working on.  At a glance, teams can identify overloaded people, problematic stories, quality problems, and overall development speed.   Visualization is one of the key tools in an effective Kanban implementation. 

During this event, we will discuss how Kanban teams visualize work, where to get started with visualization, and the tools available to help build effective visualizations electronically.

 

September 23, 2011 Coffee Talk: Limit Work in Process (free webcast)

Overloaded individuals and teams suffer from bad multitasking. they are also cursed with long lead times, poor quality and high rates of failure.  Kanban limits work in process (WIP) to improve the flow in a development process. 

This Event is more technical than the earlier Kaban events.  During this event, we will expose the problems caused by excessive WIP, and the wide-ranging benefits of reducing WIP. 

 

October 7, 2011 Coffee Talk: Scrum-damentals (free webcast)

Overloaded individuals and teams suffer from bad multitasking. they are also cursed with long lead times, poor quality and high rates of failure.  Kanban limits work in process (WIP) to improve the flow in a development process. 

This Event is more technical than the earlier Kaban events.  During this event, we will expose the problems caused by excessive WIP, and the wide-ranging benefits of reducing WIP. 

 

October 21, 2011 Coffee Talk: Visualize Work – The Power of Big Visible Displays (free webcast)

Visible work has a profound impact on a team.  By making work visible, teams can rapidly identify bottlenecks and issues, visualize the amount of work the team has under development, and most importantly understand the “life story” of the features they are working on.  At a glance, teams can identify overloaded people, problematic stories, quality problems, and overall development speed.   Visualization is one of the key tools in an effective Kanban implementation. 

During this event, we will discuss how Kanban teams visualize work, where to get started with visualization, and the tools available to help build effective visualizations electronically.

 

November 4, 2011 Coffee Talk: Limit Work in Process (free webcast)

 

   

August 19, 2011 Coffee Talk: Introduction to Scrum (free webcast)