Northwest Cadence

The folks at Northwest Cadence have clearly out done themselves this fall with an INCREDIBLE line up of free and near events that you would normally pay thousand for!

If you have never had a chance to see either of theses amazing speakers, Martin or Steve, in action this is clearly an opportunity not to be missed.

I know I will be attending the local in-person events!

FREE webcast events

1-hour webinars

Friday, October 7 | Scrum-damentals

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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!

Thursday, October 20 | Introduction to Scrum

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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.

Friday, October 21 | Visualize Work - The Power of Big Visible Displays

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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.

Thursday, November 3 | Scrum-damentals

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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!

Friday, November 4 | Limit Work in Process (WIP)

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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 West Region Events

FREE 1-day seminars

Event Title

Location

Date

Registration Link

Double Feature:

Testing and ALM for Agile Development

Anchorage, AK

11/8/2011

http://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=157394

Double Feature:

Testing and ALM for Agile Development

Bellevue, WA

11/9/2011

https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=157393

Double Feature:

Testing and ALM for Agile Development

Fremont, CA

11/10/2011

https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=157609

Double Feature:

Testing and ALM for Agile Development

San Diego, CA

11/29/2011

https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=157405

Doing ALM Right

Bellevue, WA

12/14/2011

https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=157387

Doing ALM Right

Portland, OR

12/15/2011

https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=157404

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LIVE Coffee Talk Events

1-hour live events hosted at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue.

Space is limited, so please be sure to register!

Join Northwest Cadence (at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue!) for fresh brewed coffee, a variety of specialty coffee cakes, and some morning discussions that are sure to wake you up and get your day off to a great start!

 

Thursday, October 13 |Caffeinate Your Development Lifecycle

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In this kick-off session, we will get everybody wired with live demos of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, hearty conversation about Agile, and practical advice you can start using today.

Focus your processes and energize your teams with help from Northwest Cadence and the latest Microsoft tools.  Learn how robust Application Lifecycle Management practices support your entire organization, from CEO to UAT.  Accelerate delivery and process improvement with a full-bodied blend of agility, transparency and quality.

 

Thursday, October 27| Testers Get Professional

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Join Northwest Cadence for an interactive, real-world walkthrough of the latest testing practices using Visual Studio 2010 tools.

Want to add more predictability and rigor to your team’s test process? 

Want to harmonize the relationship between developers and testers? 

Want to prevent problems instead of finding them? 

Want solid traceability from requirements and use cases through implementation and verification? 

Want to jump-start test automation, and leverage new tools to run and reproduce tests in a wide range of environments?

 

Thursday, November 10 | Take Back Your Code!

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Check out, write code, check in.  Check out, write code, check in. 

What’s new in the life of a developer?  Lots!  Learn how Visual Studio 2010 tools help you automate and manage the boring stuff so you can focus on writing really interesting code. 

Keep your team on the same page with gated check-ins, branch & merge visualization, architecture navigation & verification, and more robust automated builds. 

Say goodbye to stale Word docs – get reliable requirements information when you need it, and use built-in logging and work item integration to give your testers and business analysts the data they want without leaving your IDE.

 

Thursday, December 8 | The Alphabet Soup of Agile Testing

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TDD (Test-driven development) - many folks have heard of it, but hardly anybody actually does it.  Why not?  Are there better choices?  With testing resource constraints a major obstacle to Agile adoption, modern test practices and tools are more important than ever.  In this interactive live session, we will navigate through the acronyms and identify concrete, practical practices that your team can use to get ahead in the quality game.

 

About Northwest Cadence Corporation

Focusing exclusively on Visual Studio Team System and Application Lifecycle Management, Northwest Cadence is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner helping organizations bring technology, teamwork and proven processes together. We help companies perfect their software development cadence by uniting the right combination of people, product, process, and passion. Our approach and specialization ensure we stay deep in the technologies, agile in our approach, and responsive to our customers.

Learn more: www.nwcadence.com

Cadence: The flow or rhythm of events, especially the pattern in which something is experienced.