“We’re very proud of our Gold Competency in ALM. Being one of a handful of partners in North America to achieve high marks as a partner in Microsoft’s Pinpoint partner rating website is a significant honor."
Saint Paul, MN (PRWEB) June 28, 2011
Intertech has achieved Microsoft Partner Gold status in the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Competency. Intertech has been involved with Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Team System since its alpha release. Intertech is one of three partners in the United States to achieve Gold level status in the ALM Competency and achieve a four or more star rating on Microsoft’s Pinpoint website where customers rate performance.
“We’re very proud of our Gold Competency in ALM. Being one of a handful of partners in North America to achieve high marks as a partner in Microsoft’s Pinpoint partner rating website is a significant honor. It speaks to the commitment and expertise of our consultants and instructors as well as the satisfaction of our customers,” shared Ryan McCabe, Partner and Vice President of Intertech.
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) coordinates all aspects of software engineering. In the Microsoft Gold ALM Competency, partners reinforce process by implementing tools that back-up and trace collaboration across work teams. ALM best practices involve business requirements, technical requirements, application architecture, project status tracking, change status tracking, construction (coding), QA, troubleshooting, and deployment management.
“From the inception of Visual Studio Team System, thanks to a tremendous commitment from our team, we’ve been out in front, leading the way. It’s an honor to be recognized in Microsoft’s program for our thought leadership,” stated Mr. McCabe.
Microsoft Gold Competency in the Partner Program
Achieving a Microsoft Partner Gold Competency is accomplished through a rigorous seven-step process requiring examination and assessment of knowledge, skills and successful business development within the defined area. Only companies demonstrating the highest, most consistent capability and commitment within a specific business solution area are awarded the designation.
The new competency based Partner Network with increased requirements results in a select few achieving the Gold ALM standard. Intertech is one of these elite few.
With Gold ALM Competency, Intertech receives benefits that strengthen its Microsoft relationship and creates greater access for Intertech’s clients.
Founded in 1991 by local entrepreneur Tom Salonek, Intertech, Inc. has grown from a one-person shop to the largest combined software developer training company and research-supported consulting firm in Minnesota. Intertech designs and develops software solutions that power Fortune 500 businesses along with teaching these and other organizations including mid-sized companies and state government.
Intertech works with NASA, Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Intel, and other major companies around the United States helping them learn and use technology. Intertech is a Microsoft Gold Partner, a Microsoft Inner Circle member, a five time winner of the Best Places to Work in Minnesota, a finalist in the Wall Street Journal's Winning Workplaces award, a multi-year winner of the Inc. 500 and the Inc. 5000 awards for company growth, a winner of the Forbes ASAP growth award, and a winner of the Minnesota Fast 50 growth award. Intertech has been featured in Inc., Forbes, Upsize magazine, the Star Tribune, the Business Journal, the Pioneer Press, the Hudson Star-Observer, Minnesota Business, and Twin Cities Business Monthly.
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