In an effort to provide education and valuable information, we have a variety of resources available in various formats. Review the list below to find ebooks, checklists, webinar recordings and various presentations. Some resources do require you to fill out a form, however, we respect your privacy and do not share your email address.
Crosslake has collected years of experience on Agile anti-patterns and packaged them in a short eBook. Learn how to resolve common issues such as lack of management commitment, supporting quality practices required for Agile success, what frequently goes wrong with Scrum, and lack of proper “Done” definitions.
Technical Due Diligence Checklist
We’ve prepared a downloadable version of a list of questions to ask and answer during the technical due diligence process.
Title: The Path to Continuous Integration with Team Foundation Server and Skytap
In this webinar, Crosslake, an enabler of software engineering excellence, and Skytap will share their ideas for how to improve software quality and velocity with the automated creation and management of on-demand, scalable test environments. We will focus on cloud-enabled ALM through the joint use of Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and Skytap.
In this webinar, we take a trip through the build-deploy-test workflow and learn how Team Foundation Server 2012 Lab Management allows for easy and customizable automated builds, seamless deployment to multiple machines simultaneously, and automated verification tests to ensure ongoing high product quality. Learn how to set up your own test environments for the build-deploy-test workflow, including leveraging the TFS build system, automatic configuration of test virtual machines, and automatic deployment of your product assets including build verification tests.
Lab Management is an often-misunderstood feature in the Team Foundation Server suite of functionality. Let us dispel some of the myths and help you move forward on your path to build-deploy-test greatness.
No build == no working software == no testing == no customer feedback == badness all around
In this webinar, we illustrate the power of using TFS as a build system and provide arguments for why teams should use it. We will answer questions such as:
- What are the advantages of having an automated build?
- What is TFS Build and why would I use it?
- What are the different types of builds?
- How do I define and configure a build in TFS?
- How do I customize a build (e.g. invoke a PowerShell script from the build)?
- How do I diagnose a failed build?
- How do I build with the TFS service?
Title: Git It Done with Team Foundation Server
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From Andy Lewis’ MSDN blog:
“The best option for you depends on a lot of factors, including size of codebase, team size, and team distribution to name a few. Now that Git is fully integrated with TFS, the decision depends solely on what your team needs from version control. Looking at the strengths and features of each system can help make the decision easier.”
In this webinar, we take a trip through a typical development model and learn how Team Foundation Server 2012 addresses many aspects of the application lifecycle, including project management, QA and developer workflow, build, and continuous feedback generation. Additionally, we throw in some proven software engineering best practices for your team to leverage. If you are considering Agile, Kanban, Scrum or have a custom process, Team Foundation Server provides a flexible, reliable, and easy-to-use system to help manage your development. You may find that you probably already own a copy of Team Foundation Server, so why not see what it can do?