As often is the case when you set out on the Scrum or agile journey as a software team, the team often starts going through the motions. They often work through the proper ceremonies, meetings, deliverables, actions; but what can get lost is the meaning… Read More »Don’t Forget to Measure Real Work In Progress
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the premiere tool to manage your product lifecycle, reduce risks, and improve efficiencies. TFS 2015 is a major step forward, with tons of improvements throughout the development process but with special emphasis on agile project management, source code… Read More »ALM Lunch: What’s New in Team Foundation Server 2015
Our industry is changing and St. Louis is near the epicenter of that movement. We’re bringing together thought luminaries to talk about DevOps and Cloud Strategies for the benefit of the St. Louis IT community. Important topics include: Cloud storage, continuous delivery, large scale agile,… Read More »Announcing the inaugural Silver Linings Conference!
Does your company need a mobile app? Do your customers need one? Mobile devices are everywhere we go and come in a wide variety of form factors and platforms. Your employees, your customers and certainly you have one (or two) as well. There are several… Read More »Mobile Breakfast: Is a Mobile App Right for Your Business?
If you are either planning to or are already practicing agile software development, Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) offer you a powerful platform to successfully plan, manage and execute agile testing. During this free lunch session we will cover in detail… Read More »ALM Lunch: Agile Testing Success
DevOps is an increasingly important part of application lifecycle management and is a growing area of interest as businesses need to develop and deploy quality applications at a faster pace. Release Management for Visual Studio is a continuous delivery solution that automates the release process… Read More »ALM Webinar – Continuous Delivery with Release Management
How many times have you heard the following from the testers in a team attempting to be agile? “There was not time to test at the end of the sprint. We just got most of the features on the last day of the sprint. How… Read More »Minimizing Work in Progress within a Scrum Sprint is Important, too!
The St. Louis Days of .NET conference is coming our way again this year and Polaris is proud to once again provide Platinum sponsorship for this amazing event. This 100% community driven event is an awe inspiring example of how much passionate technologists care about… Read More »Platinum Sponsorship of the St. Louis Days of .NET 2014
At Polaris Solutions, we work with a number of customers who are looking to become more agile in their software development practices. We often help them move in that direction through adoption of new practices, tools, and roles within their organizations. Scale (the number of… Read More »Why Agile Transformations Can Fail: Sense of Urgency
Release management in the enterprise has design patterns just like software has. A design pattern in the software design is a way to communicate recurring structures of code and logic in applications architectures. They help technologists in various roles communicate intent and structure in a… Read More »Promote the Bits or Promote the Code