Masterclass - The New Norm begins with Visual Studio
Posted on 12 January 2015
10th Masterclass around the subject on Productivity and
Productisation was organised by SiTF PPPO in partnership with Microsoft on
October 27, 2014. Wong Tack Wai,
Director of Special Program Office, SiTF gave the participants an overview of
this masterclass. He started by sharing
the trend on using cloud platform for development and deployment. What many of us have learned in the past
about having to buy servers and setting them up have to be unlearned as the
industry moves towards cloud computing.
Microsoft Visual Studio as an example, Tack Wai shared that when we first
encounter Visual Studio years ago (or even decades ago), it could be seen like
the size of Sentosa. Today, Visual
Studio 2014 version has grown in size and functionalities, the scale which akin
to upsizing from Sentosa to the whole Singapore, to become a very comprehensive
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite.
Ito, Director, Developer Experience in Microsoft Singapore elaborated on the
scale of Visual Studio 2014, the modern ALM to enable productive development
and deployment via Microsoft Azure cloud platform to meet the demands of modern
Maher, a consultant who is certified in Scrum and Kanban, and an experienced
coach with nearly 20 years of software development experience came in From New
Zealand to share valuable insights about ALM. He viewed the ICM (IT,
communication and media) function not a cost centre, nor a profit centre, but
as a value maximer for an enterprise to thrive. He highlighted that the Agile
process is the universal remedy for software development project setbacks.
Agile processes have three times the success rate of the traditional waterfall
method and a much lower percentage of time and cost overruns.
strengthen his points, Rob brought the participants through a series of case
studies on how Agile process helped salvaged several software development projects
in various companies.
the afternoon session, after a sumptuous buffet lunch provided by Microsoft
Singapore, Poh Chee Yong from Microsoft Singapore and Colin Nah from Biz-Era.Net
Pte Ltd took the participants through a workshop on Visual Studio. Colin touched on the auto generation of test
plan for newly coded application within Visual Studio.
the end of the day, participants walked away with valuable insights about modern
ALM capabilities within Visual Studio and gave good feedbacks about the master
class. SiTF PPPO would like to thank all
the speakers for this masterclass, and Microsoft for providing the venue and refreshments!
participate in our future masterclass and workshop, do visit theportal.sg to
see the coming events.