Northwest Cadence is on the move with a slew of great webinars and live events over the next few weeks.  Take a peek below and see what grabs you!

 

Webinars

Double Feature: Test Professional; Intellitrace and Test Impact Analysis

Webinar

January 27th, 9:30AM – 11:30AM

Free Event

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In this Double Feature ALM Catalyst Session webinar, we will cover both Test Professional and Intellitrace & Test Impact Analysis.  During the first portion of this session (Test Professional), we will demo and show:

· Setup a Manual test run

· Explain the architecture of Test Professional

· Show how to configure the environment, build and other conditions for a test

· Show how Test Professional is completely integrated into TFS and VS 2010

· Show how we can gather real-time test data that we can provide back to teams or person

In the later portion of this webinar we will explore how Test Impact Analysis helps the team focus and prioritize by automatically identifying which tests are potentially affected by a pending change. Join us for this free webinar!

Double Feature:  TFS - Branching & Merging & Builds; TFS – Analytics & Process Template

Webinar

February 3rd, 9:30AM – 11:30AM

Free Event

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Join us for this Double Feature Delivery of TFS Branching & Merging as well as TFS Analytics & Process Temple. In this session we'll demonstrate how lab management can be used to support development, deployment and test of SharePoint applications. In addition, we will show how to leverage Process Template to provide essential transparency and empower teams to identify and address opportunities for continuous process improvement. Join us for this free Live Workshop!

ALM Catalyst: Northwest Cadence – SharePoint Development Tools

Webinar

January 20th 11:00 AM -12:00 PM

Free Event

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In this webinar, we will explore the new features that are in SharePoint 2010.  Some of the main topics we will cover are how SharePoint development now fits in a normal software lifecycle and how the ALM process and tools increases productivity and quality for SharePoint software development and deployment. Come join us for this free online workshop.

Introduction to Kanban

Webinar

January 27th, 8:00AM – 9:00AM

Free Event

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Kanban is a Lean-inspired approach to software development.  Although the rules of Kanban are simple, they are also remarkably powerful.  By simply visualizing work, limiting work in process, and monitoring the flow of work, the team begins a powerful process of discovery and improvement.  This has resulted in impressive improvements in nearly all areas of software development time and time again.  During this event, we will talk about the five basic principles of Kanban adoption, the benefits of adoption, and the pitfalls along the way.

Introduction to Scrum

Webinar

February 3rd, 8:00AM – 9:00AM

Free Event

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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.

Visualize Work – The Power of Big Visible Displays

Webinar

February 10, 8:00AM – 9:00AM

Free Event

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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.

Scrum-damentals

Webinar

February 17, 8:00AM – 9:00AM

Free Event

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Scrum is the most adopted and recognized agile methodology. However, there are still challenges to Scrum adoption.  This event will dive into several Scrum adoption pitfalls and how an organization can avoid them.  In particular, we will highlight some of the proven practices that have worked for diverse sets of teams.  We will also leave time for questions and encourage attendees to bring your most challenging problems!

Limit Work in Process (WIP)

Webinar

February 24th, 8:00AM – 9:00AM

Free Event

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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 Kanban events.  During the event, we will expose the problems caused by excessive WIP, and the wide-ranging benefits of reducing WIP.

 

Live Events

Double Feature: Testing and Application Lifecycle Management for Agile Development

Cleveland, OH 

January 30th, 2012

Free Event

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Northwest Cadence and Microsoft are pleased to bring you two half-day seminars.  We will cover two Agile topics, tying together testing and ALM inside an agile team. First, we will start with testing, highlighting the tools and techniques that can enable an agile test team that works tightly with the developers. Then we will broaden our vision to explore agility across the entire team. We will not only highlight the Visual Studio tools that can help you get to agility, we will directly address the difficult challenges teams have when adopting agile or lean principles. We will provide tips, tricks and cautions; case studies; and the key foundational reasons agile and lean techniques can work for your organization.

Double Feature: Testing and Application Lifecycle Management for Agile Development

Nashville, TN

January 31th, 2012

Free Event

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Northwest Cadence and Microsoft are pleased to bring you two half-day seminars.  We will cover two Agile topics, tying together testing and ALM inside an agile team. First, we will start with testing, highlighting the tools and techniques that can enable an agile test team that works tightly with the developers. Then we will broaden our vision to explore agility across the entire team. We will not only highlight the Visual Studio tools that can help you get to agility, we will directly address the difficult challenges teams have when adopting agile or lean principles. We will provide tips, tricks and cautions; case studies; and the key foundational reasons agile and lean techniques can work for your organization.

Double Feature: Doing Application Lifecycle Management from Design to Development

Bellevue, WA

February 14th, 2012

Free Event

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End to end ALM is includes more than just writing code. We need to include the broad spectrum of efforts, including infrastructure maintenance once the application is in production.  In this session we look at the sometimes-forgotten boundaries of application lifecycle management. Don’t miss this full day session, filled with demonstrations, professional advice and thoughtful responses to your questions. Take away a new appreciation for the breadth of power of the Visual Studio 2010 toolset.

Double Feature: Doing Application Lifecycle Management from Design to Development

Fremont, CA

February 15th, 2012

Free Event

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End to end ALM is includes more than just writing code. We need to include the broad spectrum of efforts, including infrastructure maintenance once the application is in production.  In this session we look at the sometimes-forgotten boundaries of application lifecycle management. Don’t miss this full day session, filled with demonstrations, professional advice and thoughtful responses to your questions. Take away a new appreciation for the breadth of power of the Visual Studio 2010 toolset.

 

Agile Development using Visual Studio ALM

Boise, ID

February 15th, 2012

Free Event

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Drive your organization forward by learning about how to leverage the Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution. Join Microsoft and Northwest Cadence as we share our knowledge of how to leverage Microsoft’s ALM strategy and toolset to take your team and the software they create to the next level. We will dive into how Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and Team Foundation Server will give you the process efficiency, automation, and standards-driven development capabilities that will increase productivity and decrease costs.