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    For those of you who joined us for the AlignIT Manager Tech Talk series on Thursday , this ALM webcast series is the perfect continuation of the conversation that we had with Sam Guckenheimer. As we discussed on the show, application Lifecycle Management is about managing the lifespan of your applications...
  • Blog Post: The Agile Method - It’s Not Just for Software Development

    Jonathan and I had the distinct pleasure last week of sitting down with Sam Guckenheimer for a chat and while the focus of our talk was applying the Agile methodology to delivering great software, it got me thinking about using the Agile method in other areas of life and work. In fact, the night before...
  • Blog Post: Managing the Lifecycle of your Applications

    Do you or your team develop applications? If so, you have no doubt struggled with managing the lifecycle of those applications . Artifacts such as requirements, source code, and defect resolution are just a few of the success factors associated with creating a great application. Some of the most productive...
  • Blog Post: AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #11: Making the Case–Development Platform vNext

    February 29 th was a big day for Microsoft. Both the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta were released. Development teams around the world were taken aback with the new possibilities in application development. While it’s great for the developers to get excited about all the...
  • Blog Post: Meet the Guy Who Wrote the Book on Agile and Visual Studio in Person!

    Agile is everywhere, whether you are already working with agile methodologies or you are still trying to figure out if agile is a fit for your projects, register for the Agile Software Delivery Simulcast with Sam Guckenheimer , November 10th in Mississauga, Ontario. If you enjoyed his QA webcast on agile...
  • Blog Post: On The Next AlignIT Manager Tech Talk: Challenges of Today’s Modern Apps

    The consumerization of IT means end-users have bigger ideas and higher expectations. Now, IT must rise to the challenge of delivering on those ideas, doing so quickly and frequently. Join Ruth Morton , Jonathan Rozenblit , and guest Mark Mydland for a discussion about how to overcome the challenge, using...
  • Blog Post: Episode #32: Agile Application Lifecycle Management

    Effective application lifecycle management is a struggle in most professional development shops. Done well , it integrates the software development process with business initiatives, promotes team productivity, improves code quality and increases flexibility by reducing the time it takes to build...
  • Blog Post: Excellence in Action: Development Best Practices

    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...
  • Blog Post: Rise to the Modern App Challenge

    Consumers are defining the standards for today’s technology. Discover development solutions that help keep businesses relevant and ahead of the curve. The consumerization of IT means end-users have bigger ideas and higher expectations than ever. They’re showing up to work with their own tablets, their...