Earlier this year, Christian Beauclair, John Bristowe, and I hosted in-person development manager-focused discussions where we talked about how you, as a development manager, can minimize time, cost, and risk in your development projects. In a business world of increasing focus on compliance and control, Development and QA Managers must balance the need for agility against the reality of quality control. High quality software is the outcome of applying the combination of sound methodologies, best practices and supportive tooling. In this second (of two) videos of the discussion, John Bristowe outlines how to deliver high quality software through Agile and demonstrates how to apply its practices to projects.
Below are resources that I recommend when I talk to development managers about Agile and application lifecycle management (ALM):
- Solutions for Application Life Cycle Management
- Microsoft ALM Assessment
- Learning Center: Application Life Cycle Management
- Case Study: What is Application Lifecycle Management?
- Case Study: Application Lifecycle Management and Business Strategy
- Videos: ALM on Channel 9
- Book: Professional Application Life Cycle Management with Visual Studio 2010
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