Application Lifecycle Management - supporting the software development process from inception to retirement

Wednesday 20 July 2011, 6.30pm (refreshments available from 5.45pm)

NTI Leeds, Old Broadcasting House, 148 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9EN

Richard Fennell, Engineering Director, Black Marble


Software development is not just about writing code. The whole development process needs to be managed from the initial idea, though design, development, and testing, and into production. This session will discuss how this Application Lifecycle Management process can be managed. As a case study, Richard will discuss the use of Microsoft’s TFS 2010 for both .NET solutions and for developers using other platforms.

About the Speaker

Richard is the Engineering Director of Black Marble Ltd, a Microsoft Gold Partner based in the North of England. Black Marble specialises in BizTalk & SharePoint based business automation.

As Engineering Director Richard is responsible for the delivery of systems and tools to allow the company, and clients, to deliver solutions efficiently. All Black Mable’s development activity is underpinned by Microsoft Visual Studio Team System using an agile process model. Richard is a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio ALM (formerly Team System), a Typemock MVP and a Certified Scrum Master.

He is a regular presenter at community events in the UK and Ireland (and the rest of the world given a chance) where his most common subject is software testing and the development process.