Posted by | November 4, 2015
Microsoft, please give us a Scrum process template

In 2014, the Scrum Guide was moved off of and posted to At the same time, all of the major Scrum organizations in the world acknowledged this as...

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Posted by | January 9, 2012
Run Visual Studio 11 ALM VMs on a 32-bit operating system

Like most Microsoft ALM geeks, I downloaded the Visual Studio 11 ALM VM the day Brian Keller posted it. One of the first things I realized is that the VM...

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Posted by | June 2, 2011
Emergent Architecture Presentation at TechEd 2011

UPDATE (3 June 2011): Watched the recorded presentation on Channel 9. I finally got my (final) Emergent Architecture (DPR308) presentation posted. I had a couple of people tell me that...

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Posted by | May 28, 2011
Would You, Could You With TFS?

As you know Team Foundation Server 2010 supports most (but not all) Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) activities as the busy diagram below (from InCycle Software) suggests: In addition to identifying...

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Posted by | May 25, 2011
Visual Studio Technical Learning Center at TechEd 2011

I wanted to post a short video of the Technical Learning Center (TLC) at this year’s Tech-Ed conference in Atlanta, GA. The TLC is the place to see Microsoft product...

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Posted by | May 18, 2011
Debugging a Dysfunctional Team

UPDATE (3 June 2011): Watch the recorded presentation on Channel 9. Yesterday I gave a talk at TechEd on Dysfunctional software development teams. We primarily focused on people dysfunctions, but...

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Posted by | May 17, 2011
Files from Implementing Scrum pre-conference at Microsoft TechEd

UPDATE (3 June 2011): Here are the answers to questions that were asked during the pre-conference. Thank you for attending the preconference yesterday. I hope the presentation and ensuing conversations...

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Posted by | April 13, 2011
Technical Session Levels (100, 200, 300, and 400)

You always hear about "level 200", "level 300", and "level 400" talks at conferences. Well, I have always wondered there was a standard rating system that all speakers agree to....

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Posted by | November 17, 2010
Tech Ed Berlin Links

On the Tech Ed Berlin VS2010 Ultimate booth, we fielded a wide range of questions about Visual Studio and TFS. We used a few web pages to help with the...

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Posted by | November 12, 2010
Upgrading TFS to 2010

At TechEd Europe 2010, I had the privilege to work on the VS2010 Ultimate booth. It was great to meet so many folk, and find out how different people were...

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