.NET food for the brains!

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During my recent visit to Redmond to the Microsoft ALM Summit, I was lucky enough to sit down and talk ALM with Sam Guckenheimer. Sam is a one of those folks who has seen it, lived it, and holds pearls of wisdom the rest of us seek after like air to a drowning man. His insights into the practical application of agile practices inside Microsoft gave me a lot of food for thought for organizations that must function at large scale. Further, the discussions around Kanban and Scrum provide some great things to keep in mind as many of us look to focusing on continuous flow and frequent delivery.

imageSam Guckenheimer is the Group Product Planner for Visual Studio. Sam is also the author of Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System. He has 25 years experience as architect, developer, tester, product manager, project manager and general manager in the software industry in the US and Europe. Currently, Sam is the Group Product Planner for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System. In this capacity, he acts as chief customer advocate, responsible for the end-to-end external design of the next releases of these products. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2003, Sam was Director of Product Line Strategy at Rational Software Corporation, now the Rational Division of IBM. He holds five patents on software lifecycle tools. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Sam is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard University.

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