What's this Agile Stuff I keep Hearing About

If you're like me, you get the idea, but maybe not quite sure about how to go about adopting it in your organization and especially how to leverage Visual Studio Team System to manage the agile application lifecycle.  Well, I've got a recommendation on getting a jumpstart:


MSDN Webcast: Introducing Application Lifecycle Management with Agile and Visual Studio Team System 2008

Date:   Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 1 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Presenter:   Bill Nazzaro, Chief Technology Officer, IconATG



Development teams that desire to work more effectively with business stakeholders, reduce development errors, and lower application development costs are quickly adopting the principles of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Though there are innumerable ways to deploy an ALM strategy, Agile development practices help achieve the most benefits for the majority of projects. Practices from the Agile community are well defined and easy to understand, and an Agile process template is already included as a part of the Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) / Team Foundation Server (TFS) toolset to accelerate Agile implementation. In this web cast, we provide a background on ALM concepts, we discuss the benefits of the agile practices included in the VSTS/TFS Agile process template, and we provide some best practices for organization-wide rollout and adoption.

Presenter Biography:

Bill Nazzaro is the vice president and Chief Technical Officer of IconATG and has more than 18 years of success in delivering enterprise software solutions for Fortune 100 companies. He has provided unparalleled services in organizational and project assessments, use-case training, use-case modeling, Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) adoption, Unified Process development, Agile Scrum development, service-oriented architecture, application architecture, project mentoring, and technical curriculum development and delivery. Bill has an accessible and down-to-earth speaking style, and he has provided in-depth talks on service-oriented architecture, Unified Process development, software development life cycle, agility, use-case modeling, and object technology.