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Some of my favourite Visual Studio 2012 things–Teams
Getting the balance right for when and how many team projects to create has always been a bit of a balance. On large initiatives, there are often teams who work toward a common system. These teams often have quite a bit of autonomy, but need to roll up to some higher level initiative. In TFS 2010, people were often tempted to create separate Team Projects for each of the sub-teams and then do some magic with reporting and cross-team queries to get the consolidated view. My recommendation was always ......

Posted On Sunday, November 18, 2012 8:20 PM

ALM Summit and Power To The People
So, I’ve been attending the ALM Summit Conference this week on Microsoft Campus in Redmond. It was feeling a bit like “Intro to Agile” Conference as we got the 100 Level Agile overview at the start of almost every session. As a result I tweeted and included the #almsummit hastag Well, that started a lot of tweets from folks feeling the same way. They also stressed that they wanted more depth, practices, dialogue. Here’s the impressive thing. Eric Willeke (@erwilleke) who was supposed to present right ......

Posted On Thursday, November 18, 2010 11:02 AM

Personal Kanban
I’ve been finding myself working on too many things at once to be effective. Things get 80% finished and then either forgotten until an external stimulus reminds me to complete it or languish far longer on the ‘to do’ pile than they should. I’ve been doing a LOT of thinking / reading /experimenting with Kanban for software development teams. I am even attending a Kanban Coaching Workshop next week with David Anderson (@agilemanager). I have seen people tweet about “Personal Kanban” and thought this ......

Posted On Saturday, February 20, 2010 5:50 AM

Presenting at QAI TesTrek 09 in Toronto this week
I’m presenting 2 topics this week at the QAI Toronto TesTrek Symposium. My first session is Wednesday and is about Testing in a SOA World. I’ll cover some of the challenges with testing Service Oriented Architectures as well as some techniques and tools that assist. My second session is Exploratory Testing with Agile in Visual Studio 2010 where I’ll delve into the techniques of Exploratory Testing and how the new test tooling in Visual Studio 2010 helps improve the productivity and maturity of Exploratory ......

Posted On Monday, October 26, 2009 2:13 PM

Getting Ready for VSTS 2010 Beta 2 with “Go Live” License
Brian Keller, Technical Evangelist for Visual Studio Team System just blogged about the “very soon” release of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 which will have a “Go Live” license. That means you will receive product support from MS if you deploy and use it. Brian also includes links to some resources to help prepare for VSTS 2010 beta 2 Overview presentation (.PPTX) Detailed checklist (.DOCX) Our ALM team at Imaginet has been working with the Beta 1 bits and have been keeping in touch with MS on what to ......

Posted On Sunday, October 4, 2009 1:58 PM

TechEd Online – Dev Practices Track
If you are looking at ways to improve the success of your software projects I highly recommend checking out the Dev Practices sessions from TechEd 2009 on TechEd Online. There are a combination of Tech Talks, Panel Discussions available to view even if you aren’t at TechEd. I’ll try to filter some noise and point you to some that I’ve enjoyed: Agile Software Development panel Let’s talk Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Agile: A Process or an Excuse? – featuring Joel Semeniuk from Imaginet Resources ......

Posted On Thursday, May 14, 2009 3:15 PM

TechEd Day 1 Continued
Azure session with Chappel was pretty good. I have a better perspective on where Azure fits in. Then attended: OFC03-INT - Integrating Application Lifecycle Management and Project Portfolio Management. Very interesting demo of how an organization ‘could’ build an end-to-end portfolio management toolset using Sharepoint + Project Server + Project Portfolio Server + TFS. Makes a great scenario, but lots of heavy lifting and integration to put the scenario together. Lots of pieces were custom, based ......

Posted On Monday, May 11, 2009 6:59 PM

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