Fundamentals of Application Lifecycle Management

Would you like to see how a productive, effective, and successful (real-world!) software development team works, from code to customer? Join Northwest Cadence experts Steven Borg and James Tupper as they focus on getting to production faster, creating quality software, and understanding the big picture, in this in-depth, demo-rich, and end-to-end look at application lifecycle management, including prioritization, commitment, implementation, deployment, testing, and (finally) release.

Find out how to deliver high-quality code in fast delivery cycles, get continuous feedback from customers to guide future features, learn the language you need to "have the helpful conversation" with management, and make design and process decisions so that last test validation becomes a mere formality. From DevOps and continuous delivery, to quality and project management (both general reporting and day-to-day prioritization), with process artifacts made by Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online, this course is jam-packed with practical details and tips you can take back to your team right away. Don't miss it!

Course Outline:

  • Highlight the Possible: PM, Dev, QA, DevOps
  • DevOps: Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and More
  • Managing Software Quality: Microsoft Test Manager, Lifecycle of a Bug
  • End-to-End Visibility: Reports Using Data in Team Foundation Server
Instructor Team
Steven Borg | Northwest Cadence Co-Founder and Strategist | @stevenborg
Steven Borg has been a Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) MVP since product inception in 2005, and he speaks regularly at software development, agile, and Visual Studio conferences. Steven has helped hundreds of organizations, both large and small, to improve their software development process, reduce costs, increase quality, and speed delivery dates.
James Tupper | Northwest Cadence ALM Consultant, MVP | @jamesTUPPER

James Tupper is an ALM Consultant at Northwest Cadence. He is experienced with both software and hardware development, extending Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) using its APIs, and customizing TFS in unconventional ways. James has also developed solutions using the TFS work item tracking for complex scenarios that are not centered on software development.

James spends most of his time working with a multitude of customers, big and small, solving problems centered around people, process, and tools to help better their software development processes.

Live Event Details
March 26, 2015
9am–1pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Developers looking to create a clean end-to-end workflow

Familiarity with team software development, from a technical or managerial perspective (coder, tester, PM, leadership)