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Using Hangfire to Run Background Jobs in IIS

By All Posts, Consulting, Managed Services, Productivity, SQL Server
Using Hangfire to Run Background Jobs in IIS Recently one of our clients went through an application modernization project to upgrade and update their internal business applications. Among the technical challenges to conquer was how to handle long-running and recurring scheduled jobs. In the existing system, the long-running jobs were being allowed to run in process, with the users being instructed to initiate the process in their browsers and then not do anything until it...
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How Great ALM Practices Can Improve Your Bottom Line – PART 2

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In last month’s article How Great ALM Practices Can Improve Your Bottom Line – PART 1, we explored the financial benefits of adopting good ALM practices and how those practices improve your overall bottom line. We looked at two scenarios within a fictitious company called Vandelay Industries (again, nod to Seinfeld!), where the lack of good ALM practices resulted in misunderstood requirements and ill-fitted/obsolete processes. Now let’s look at a more serious scenario: the real…

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How Great ALM Practices Can Improve Your Bottom Line – PART 1

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If you already use ALM practices in areas of development, testing, and operations, your development teams have likely experienced multiple benefits. But can adopting a successful ALM strategy really help your bottom line?  Can it really reduce costs and help improve your profitability? The simple answer is yes! By adopting great ALM practices to manage your entire development project on a unified basis from requirements formation, all the way through operations and release, your organization…

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Are You Getting the Most Value from Your Dev Teams? Learn How!

By All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Kanban, Productivity, Team Foundation Server, Training No Comments

With today’s fast-paced work environment, 21st century modern development management tools are necessary for your development teams to deliver high value more efficiently. Employing modern, up-to-date methods can help you and your team: Reduce waste Improve productivity Gain visibility and clarity to process Minimize project risks Improve team collaboration Maximize value! The Kanban Method is one of today’s most popular and widely effective management tools. It is used ​to ​evolve ​any ​organization ​that ​uses ​the ​non-physical ​inventory ​of ​”knowledge ​work” ​to ​become ​a ​Lean ​system.  ​It ​is ​also ​a ​team ​management ​method, ​improving ​the ​delivery ​of ​value ​through ​better ​visibility ​and ​limits ​on ​work ​in ​progress. ​​ Imaginet ’s Accredited Core Kanban ​Course ​prepares ​professionals ​to ​begin ​effectively ​using ​Kanban ​immediately….

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Are You Ready for the Mobile Tsunami?

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Recently, I delivered the keynote at a technical conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba called PrairieDevCon. I entitled the keynote “The Coming Tsunami” to paint a vivid picture for the audience that predicts a wave of change (and opportunity) about to hit enterprises as a result of mobile technologies. PrairieDevCon is a conference that targets technology enthusiasts in Canada’s Prairie Provinces (Manitoba and Saskatchewan).  I really love this event as it’s extremely well run and speakers come…

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