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5 Pillars of Successful UX Design

By All Posts, User Experience Design

I’d like to begin this post by establishing the purpose of User Experience Design (UX). UX is about people. It’s about understanding the needs of people and marrying them with the needs of business. Throughout the past 5-7 years, UX has grown tremendously. Organizations all over the world are bringing in UX specialists to ensure that their applications and products meet the needs of their users. These organizations have seen success in product adoption, development…

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Imaginet and Microsoft Launch Visual Studio 2013 in Calgary

By All Posts, Announcements, Application Lifecycle Management, Training, Visual Studio

Imaginet was thrilled to partner with Microsoft for the launch of Visual Studio 2013 in Calgary. This event featured not one but two of Imaginet’s world-renowned Microsoft TFS and Kanban experts: Aaron Kowall and Dave White. Attendees were in for a treat the moment they registered for the event. We covered a broad range of topics, including: Transforming software development in a world of devices and services Accelerating Business Agility with Modern ALM services Agile…

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Discover How the Kanban Method Can Kick Start a Culture of Continuous Improvement for Your Organization

By All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Kanban, Team Foundation Server, Videos, Visual Studio, Webinars

Are you ready to discover how the Kanban method can kick start a culture of continuous improvement for our organization? If so, you have come to the right place. In this webinar video, we’re going to show you: How Kanban will FINALLY give you process, automation, and consistency in your development projects. How we construct a Kanban system that works seamlessly in Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013. How to read valuable reports that provide…

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How to Finally INCREASE and IMPROVE Developer Productivity with Visual Studio and TFS 2013

By All Posts, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management, Productivity, Team Foundation Server, Videos, Visual Studio, Webinars

Are you ready to discover how to finally increase and improve developer productivity with Microsoft Visual Studio and TFS (Team Foundation Server) 2013? In this webinar video, we’re going to show you: How we managed to increase developer productivity by over 300% in top fortune 500 companies. The most important BRAND NEW features in TFS 2013 that WILL change the way you develop code. When to use Git integration with TFS 2013. How to use…

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Make Your Software Teams Successful by Leveraging the Latest Features in Visual Studio 2013

By All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Team Foundation Server, Videos, Visual Studio, Webinars

Are you ready to make your software teams more successful by leveraging the latest features in Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2013? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this webinar video, we’re going to show you: How Agile Portfolio Management can help you avoid development team chaos. How to load test your applications for FREE using the new Cloud Load Testing features. Hot to finally solve the collaboration problem nightmare. Hot…

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How to Get Control Over Your Portfolio of Projects with Agile and TFS

By Agile, All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Team Foundation Server, Videos, Visual Studio, Webinars

Are you ready to learn how agile planning, management, and tracking are streamlined with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013 and how to best leverage this functionality? In this webinar video, you will learn: New Enterprise Agile Management capabilities that are only available within Team Foundation Server 2013. How to effectively manage your Agile projects across all your teams, and avoid the 4 mistakes most team leads make on a daily basis. How…

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Change the Work Item Limit in the TFS 2013 Sprint Backlog

By Agile, All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio

I recently came across a situation where I needed to increase the work item limit in the Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2013 Web Access sprint backlog. If you go over the limit, you will get a warning message when you access the sprint backlog. The task board will not function correctly, and the default limit is 500 work items. In order to change the work item limit in the TFS 2013 Sprint Backlog, you need…

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Choosing Aggregate Boundaries – Consistency

By All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Enterprise Architecture

Those who know me know I’m a pretty big fan of the CQRS set of design patterns. CQRS style architectures typically borrow / build-upon the DDD (Domain Driven Design) set of patterns (in fact before Greg Young coined the term CQRS he was calling it DDDD [Distributed DDD]).  One pattern that’s pretty central in DDD is the concept of Aggregates.  This is the practice of splitting your domain model up into pieces, and these pieces…

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Enterprise Architecture – SOA with a Dash of PubSub

By All Posts, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management, Enterprise Architecture

In the past few weeks, I’ve been helping a client come up with an Enterprise Architecture (EA), and I realized that I seem to have zero’d in on an enterprise architecture that I would probably use at most places. First off, what do I mean by Enterprise Architecture?  I know lots of people use this to mean different things. For this post, I’m using the term Enterprise Architecture to describe how the various applications and systems…

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The Love/Hate Relationship with Work Item Tags

By All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio

In Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2012 Update 2, Microsoft introduced the ability to tag Work Items. You can check out the full article form Microsoft here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/dn132606.aspx. I absolutely love the idea of tagging Work Items. Especially because they allow you to add custom metadata without needing to do any WITD customization. As I mentioned in a previous post, this is a great help to enable the Single Team Project approach. However, there are some big…

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