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AlignIT Manager Tech Talk – Empowering Your Team with Knowledge

It is that time of the year. You are most likely sitting down with each of your team members and are helping them with their personal development plans. On this episode of AlignIT Manager Tech Talk, Ruth and I talk

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AlignIT Manager Tech Talk Special Edition–Mary Jo Foley on the Future of IT

Ruth Morton and I had a great time doing this episode with Mary Jo Foley. We did the broadcast live from TechDays Vancouver in front of a live audience as well as our usual online audience. Mary Jo was a

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Training Is About Doing, Not Just Planning

December is a great time in the year for many reasons, but as a manager, this is the time when you work with your team to come up with their personal development plans, and in particular, training plans for the

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AlignIT Manager Tech Talk – Agile Software Delivery

While you’re working hard with today’s technologies, you need to stay abreast of tomorrow’s innovations. On this episode of the AlignIT Manager Tech Talk, Ruth and I chat with Sam Guckenheimer, the man who wrote the book on Agile and

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ALM Webcast Series

Application Lifecycle Management is about managing the lifespan of your applications with a set of processes and tools that integrate team members and activities. Visual Studio 2010 focuses on further enhancing the flow of information across your team and improving

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AlignIT IT Manager Tech Talk Podcast – Virtualization with Jeff Woolsey

Last week when Ruth Morton and I were at TechDays Toronto, we had the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Woolsey, the Principal Program Manager Lead for Windows Server Virtualization at Microsoft. Though our chat was centered around virtualization –

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AlignIT Manager Tech Talk Special Edition: Mary Jo Foley on the Future of IT (LIVE from TechDays Vancouver)

Don’t you wish sometimes that you had a crystal ball showing you what technology is coming down the pipe and if it’s going to disrupt your status quo? It would just make life so much easier. No more guessing what

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Delivering High Quality Software Through Agile

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

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AlignIT Manager Tech Talk – Planning Your Windows Roadmap

It’s a bit of a Catch-22 – deploying a new operating system can be an expensive proposition, but not using up to date technology can cost a business worker productivity, recruitment of top talent, and integration with customers and partners.

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On the Next Manager Tech Talk: Straight Talk About Windows Azure

By now, you’ve heard the term “Cloud”, but what does it actually mean to your developers and architects, your IT staff, and your organization. For developers and architects, the Cloud is a flexible and familiar environment to easily create and

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