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Excellence is a rare commodity and one can’t be developed overnight. It takes time, training and very often perseverance. With IT becoming an increasingly vital strategic asset and business enabler in organizations today, excellence in the execution of IT projects is more important than ever.

My colleagues Dave Remmer, Architect Advisor, and Adam Gallant, Developer Tools Technical Specialist, have put together a web cast series called AlignIT: Excellence in Action Development Best Practices from March 23 to April 27 for anyone interested in striving for excellence in their development practices.

While there are a number of different ways to develop excellence in IT, Dave and Adam have put together six, one-hour webcasts to give you a perspective on how to help make it happen.

Starting with the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) foundation of successful project delivery, they’ll look at architectural patterns for the web, for building secure solutions, for leveraging the cloud and client devices, for IT governance and operations, and finish up with real life stories from experts who’ve done it before. At the end of the series, they hope that you will gain new insights how to help increase business value and agility through IT by having a better understanding of how to leverage the Microsoft platform and toolset. 

Have questions you want to see answered during any of the webcasts? Submit them beforehand to alignit@microsoft.com and I’ll pass them along to the guys.

I’ll be on the road for the Align IT 2010 Tour, and will tune in for the later part of the series. Register below for one or all six webcasts. Dave and Adam look forward to connecting with you then!

 

 

 

 

Excellent Project Delivery: ALM Bread and Butter Principles
Start Date/Time : 23-Mar-2010 12:00 PM   
Event URL : http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032443728&Culture=en-CA

Building Excellent Internet & Intranet Solutions on the Microsoft Platform
Start Date/Time : 30-Mar-2010 12:00 PM   
Event URL : http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032443730&Culture=en-CA

Preventing Excellent Hacks: Understanding the Security Development Lifecycle 
Start Date/Time : 06-Apr-2010 12:00 PM  
Event URL : http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032443733&Culture=en-CA

Cloud Excellence: Building Solutions for 3 Screens Leveraging Services 
Start Date/Time : 13-Apr-2010 12:00 PM  
Event URL : http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032443735&Culture=en-CA

Organizational Excellence Through Governance and Building for Operations
Start Date/Time : 20-Apr-2010 12:00 PM   
Event URL : http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032443737&Culture=en-CA

How I Achieved Excellent Results and Lived to Tell About It – Expert Panel Discussion
Start Date/Time : 27-Apr-2010 12:00 PM    
Event URL : http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032443739&Culture=en-CA

[This article also appears in IT Manager Connection]