SoCal Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Users Group

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SoCal ALM is a user group focused on agile software development, software craftsmanship and software application lifecycle management. We provide a forum for learning about, exchanging ideas, and applying Agile and ALM concepts, frameworks engineering practices and tooling. If you are new to Agile or ALM, just checking us out, want to learn more, or an experienced user wanting to share your knowledge, please join us.


Agile Software Development is a set of software development methods in which requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery, continuous improvement, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change.


Software craftsmanship is an approach to software development that emphasizes the coding skills of the software developers themselves.


Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management provides multi-disciplined team members with an integrated set of tools for architecture, design, development, database development, testing and building of applications. Team members can continuously collaborate and utilize a complete set of tools and guidance at every step of the application life cycle.


Outsource Technical
2 Corporate Plaza

Suite 125

Newport Beach, CA 92660
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month, unless noted with the meeting event.

April 21, 2016 meeting of the Southern California Visual Studio ALM Users Group


Please join us for the next meeting of SoCal ALM. We'll be meeting in Newport Beach at Outsource Technical, 2 Corporate Plaza, Suite 125. Pizza and networking starts at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00. Meeting cost is $5 to help us cover the cost of food and beverages. Please RSVP to Mike Vincent if you plan to attend.



Combined meeting this month with SoCal .NET Architecture


Your New Bottom Line - Delighting Your Customers


Organizations today want to be more responsive to their marketplace opportunities, more productive and more efficient; they want to be agile. Many have implemented agile practices for improving software development. But if you want to really make a difference it requires leadership that emphasizes creating, satisfying and delighting customers every day.


This session focuses on leadership and tactical techniques for delighting your customers that you can take back and put to use. You will learn how a culture of delighting customers is built around a work force characterized by high levels of productivity, continuous innovation, and elevated levels of sustained motivation and job satisfaction.


Your customers are your lifeblood; itís not enough just to satisfy them, you need to delight them. You need them sharing their delight with others, sharing opportunities with you, and coming back again and again.


Make it your new bottom line! Focus your organization on delighting your customers. Your customers will love you and so will your shareholders. Itís hard work but immensely rewarding.


Mike Vincent


Mike VincentMike Vincent is a veteran software entrepreneur based in Orange County, California and Kona, Hawaii. He currently provides clients throughout North America with Scrum training and coaching, and application lifecycle management training and consultation primarily focusing on Microsoft .NET technology. He has been in the software business for over 30 years in addition to marketing management, construction management and structural engineering positions. Actively involved in the user community he is a frequent presenter at developer events. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management MVP and Scaled Professional Scrum Trainer.














Product Details
Software in 30 Days

Author: Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland

How Agile Managers Beat the Odds, Delight Their Customers, And Leave Competitors In the Dust.


Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

Author: Richard Hundhausen

Combining Scrum with the ALM tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 is a powerful combination.


Product Details
Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept to Continuous Feedback (2nd Edition)

Author: Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje

If you are a Visual Studio user doing agile, this book is a must read.

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Move Your Organization into the Fast Lane Mike Vincent  November 2012
Let's Focus On Business Value Einar Ingebrigtsen  February 2013
Practical Refactoring Woody Zuill  March 2013

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