Fundamentals of Lean Software Delivery Jump Start

Have you ever wondered why agile works? Do you want to go beyond the Agile Manifesto and examine the theoretical underpinnings of the agile movement? Have you questioned what to do when the "industry standard" agile practice fails to have the desired effect in your organization? We’ve been there, too. Get answers in this live online event, the third in our “ALM Wednesdays” series.

Get the facts on lean software development. Join experts Steven Borg and Andrew Clear, of Northwest Cadence, as they go beyond the rhetoric and offer practical tips that your team can implement today. They examine some of the core principles behind the agile and lean movements, along with the economics that support them. This discussion establishes the groundwork for the techniques that help you make intelligent economic tradeoffs in your own systems to optimize value flow to your stakeholders. Because in the end, getting value to your stakeholders is what this is all about.

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Course Outline:

  • Lean Product/Software Development Core Principles
  • Cultural Implications of the Lean Approach
  • Techniques for Fostering a Lean Mindset
Instructor Team
​Steven Borg | ​Northwest Cadence Co-Founder and Strategist | @stevenborg
Steven Borg has 20 years of experience in the software development space and has been a Microsoft ALM MVP since product inception in 2005. Steven is the Co-Founder of Northwest Cadence, a company specializing in software development processes that provides training and consulting services to companies worldwide. He speaks regularly at software development and Visual Studio conferences and has authored courseware and white papers on Team Foundation Server, regulatory compliance in software development, Scrum, and Lean. Steven has helped hundreds of organizations, both large and small, improve their software development process, reduce costs, increase quality, and speed delivery. His expertise lies in bringing successful lean and agile adoption to companies currently using traditional project management techniques to manage software development projects.

Steve is a dynamic and professional presenter and has delivered multiple sessions at Microsoft TechEd, the ALM Summit, Mitchell International DevCon, TechFuse, VSLive, and many more. He was awarded speaking slots at the 2013 TechEd N America and Europe Pre-Conference Days on Enterprise Agility and was one of the top-ranked presenters.
​Andrew Clear | Northwest Cadence ​ALM Consultant | @aclear16
Andrew Clear is an ALM Consultant with Northwest Cadence and has trained hundreds of customers on a wide variety of topics, from unit testing to agile development with Visual Studio. He is proficient in both Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. Andrew received formal leadership training from the US Marine Corps and is well versed in methods of accomplishing a defined vision with limited resources. With degrees in both computer science and mathematics, and his Marine Corps background, Andrew brings a unique combination of practicality and implementation from first principles to the world of enterprise agility and application lifecycle management.
Live Event Details
March 19, 2014
9:00am-5pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Developer

This course is targeted primarily at mid- to senior-level managers who are interested in optimizing cycle times, creating a culture of accountability and innovation, and consistently delivering value to their stakeholders.