ALM, DevOps and development tips

ALM in a Minute is a video blog design to help information technology individuals learn more about software lifecycle, DevOps guidelines, and development best practices. 

Videos length at one minute (60 seconds) aiming at quick learning sessions that are informative but useful for those with a tight schedule and lots to learn.

They are simple and focus on basic concepts, tips, and best practices. To some the topics might be lame but one can be surprised at how many IT professionals have not yet grasped the ideas that encompass the ALM culture.

Read and watch our tips for a healthier and more fluid lifecycle. And make sure to like the videos, and subscribe to our channel. Also, leave your comments. 

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What is Scrum?

Overview of the Scrum Methodology

Posted on 4/10/2017 2:10:49 PM

This video is an overview of the scrum methodology, it's roles, events, and artifacts.

It has basic explanations for each role - scrum master, product owner, development team, artifact - product backlog, user stories, definition of done, etc, and events - sprint, sprint review, daily scrum, sprint retrospective.

It is a good video for information technology individuals trying to understand scrum in 5 minutes.

You can download the Scrum guide here.



  • Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber in 1990’s
  • First presented in Austin Texas, in 1995
  • Scrum Software Development Process
  • Scrum deriving from Rugby (The New New Product Development Game) – Takeuchi e Nonaka
  • Team Work, with objectives


Scrum Roles:


  • Scrum master
  • Scrum Development (Development Team)
  • Product Owner
  • Stakeholders


Scrum Artifacts:

  • Product Backlog
  • Users Stories
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Time Estimates (Planning Poker®)
  • Burndown Graph
  • Definition of Done


Scrum Events:

  • Sprint
  • Sprint Planning
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective
  • Daily Scrum

  • scrum
  • artifacts
  • events
  • roles
  • methodology
  • what
  • is
  • product owner
  • master
  • development
  • team
  • sprint
  • review
  • retrospective
  • daily
  • burndown

What is TFS?

A Brief Overview of Team Foundation Server

Posted on 4/7/2016 10:32:40 AM

Team foundation Server is Microsoft's response to software development management, with several features that have evolved into a robust solution.

The first version was released in 2005, and now has even a free version up to 5 developers.

This video briefly explains the history and features of TFS.


  • TFS
  • scrum
  • agile
  • server
  • kanban
  • Team
  • visual
  • studio
  • foundation
  • developer

Format, Comment and Go to Definition

Keyboard shortcuts for Formatting, Commenting, and Navigating Code

Posted on 3/8/2016 9:51:20 AM

Visual Studio Logo

Typing fast and avoiding the cursor are the motto for the dynamic developer, so knowing keyboard shortcuts are a must. This video shows:
Ctrl+K, Ctrl+D (formatting)
Ctrl+K, Ctrl+C (commenting)
Ctrl+K, Ctrl+U (remove comment)
F12, Ctrl+- (go to definition and back)

Visit for more shortcuts.

  • code
  • keyboard
  • shortcuts
  • ctrl+K
  • ctrl+D
  • ctrl+C
  • ctrl+U
  • F12
  • minus
  • navigate
  • formatting
  • commenting
  • go to definition

Delete a Line

Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcut for Deleting a Line

Posted on 2/24/2016 6:40:14 AM

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When it comes to productivity, knowing keyboard shortcuts can help you save a lot of time and effort. This is a video showing a simple keyboard shortcut (ctrl+shift+L) to delete a whole line with little effort.

To delete a whole line in one keyboard shortcut:

Ctrl + Shift + L

You can also visit for a full list of Visual Studio shortcuts available.

  • Visual Studio
  • keyboard
  • productivity
  • ctrl
  • shift
  • ctrl+shift+L
  • shortcuts

DevOps, What For?

Why should I care about DevOps?

Posted on 2/16/2016 5:15:27 AM

DevOps is the concept of removing road blocks and turning your development process into a fluid workflow. DevOps brings operations closer to the development team in order to optimize all the phase during the iteration.


Slides based from

  • development
  • programming
  • ALM
  • devops
  • operations
  • workflow
  • road blocks

Where to Start

How to choose the right ALM tool?

Posted on 2/9/2016 4:54:12 AM

After realizing how the importance of ALM, it is necessary to choose an efficient tool to implement for a successful life cycle.

This video comments some of the most popular solutions.

Below is a list of the Short Links (puulgas) of ALM tools in Alphabetical order:


  • tools
  • ALM
  • solutions
  • microsoft
  • ibm
  • hp
  • ca technologies
  • atlassian
  • colabnet
  • options

What is ALM

Basic ALM Concepts

Posted on 2/4/2016 12:04:53 PM

ALM is a frame of mind, a new way of thinking that can increase your project's success. Watch the 1 minute video to get some basic understanding of what is Application Lifecycle Management.


Slides based on the MVA courses

  • information
  • ALM
  • lifecycle
  • management
  • application
  • acronym
  • basics

Author :: Carlos Casalicchio
Last Update :: Thursday, February 11, 2016:5:07 AM

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