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  • Blog Post: New AX 2012 R3 Project White Papers

    I'm happy to announce the availability of three new white papers covering new capabilities in Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Project Management and Accounting: Integration with Microsoft Project (Client) Project resource scheduling Timesheet audit trail and absence reporting for DCAA We will have...
  • Blog Post: Developer Productivity Measured

    I often talk about the effects of lost productivity to my team and co-workers. I recently stumbled across this article ( Programmer Interrupted ) that was posted by a friend (Ward Pond) on his Facebook page. It is clear the impact that a single interruption can have. When you multiply that by 5 or 10...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics AX 2012 Cumulative Update 7 is released!

    I'm very excited to announce that we have released Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Cumulative Update 7 (aka CU7) to CustomerSource and PartnerSource. This is the third CU released for Dynamics AX 2012 R2 (we skipped 2, 3, 4, and 5 to align with AX 2012 RTM CU numbering). For users of Project Management and Accounting...
  • Blog Post: Presentation–Making Things Happen

    I’ve just watched a great presentation from Scott Berkun based on his book Making Things Happen. It is published on Microsoft Research and I highly encourage anyone involved in software projects to watch. URL: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=103754&l=i   Below my notes...
  • Blog Post: Presentation–Making Things Happen

    I’ve just watched a great presentation from Scott Berkun based on his book Making Things Happen. It is published on Microsoft Research and I highly encourage anyone involved in software projects to watch. URL: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video ...read more
  • Blog Post: PM@MS - Doing the "other stuff"

    I've spent the last 17 years at Microsoft, the majority of my adult life. For most of those years, I've been in a role called "program manager". Surprisingly, one of the challenges with being a program manager at Microsoft is determining what on earth it is that we do. You can't gain any insight from...
  • Blog Post: Interview for a program manager series

    Compilation of blog posts on how to interview for a technical program manager: Interviewing to become a Program Manager from a different role : Introduction to what are the skills needed to become a Program Manager - http://www.urmilasinghal.com/2012/11/interviewing-to-become-program-manager.html...
  • Blog Post: Is Project Management like Parenting - - Interviewing for program manager Part 2

    As a little girl, my dad gave me total freedom. I was allowed to make all my decisions in life, choose my friends, and choose what I become when I grow up. Most of the friends I knew, their parents would decide their friends, the professio ... n they chose and all major decisions for them. More about...
  • Blog Post: Steve Teixeira, Director of Program Management of Technical Computing Organization at Microsoft Part 1/4

    During the MVP Global Summit 2011 , I met Steve Teixeira , Director of Program Management of Technical Computing Organization at Microsoft. In this first part, Steve explains what his role is and what’s TC 3? Enjoy, Bruno Part 2/4 boucard.bruno@free.fr
  • Blog Post: Someone has an interesting view of PMs (at least at Yahoo!)

    I’ve often gotten the idea that a Yahoo! Product Manager is more or less the same as our Program Management. Their new CEO, whose attitude I like (she happily discourses on the things she thinks are ridiculous about their products – something that she’ll start to stop doing once stuff is built under...
  • Blog Post: Using SharePoint Blog Sites for Team Collaboration

    About a year and a half ago, Mario Rodriguez and I were looking for an idea to help consolidate all of the planning for the feature work that was underway for the 2010 release.  Recently, we started migrating some of our old blog content, and I thought it would be interesting to share our experiences...
  • Blog Post: The job of program management

    In a detailed post over on E7 about the Win7 design process comes this: With regard to where ideas come from, what we like to say is that the job of program management is not to have all the great ideas but to make sure all the great ideas are ultimately picked . The best program managers make sure the...
  • Blog Post: Trip Report : Day Three of Gartner BPM Conference

    Marius here again..... Highlights: On average, 80% of the IT budget goes toward maintenance and only 20% goes to new projects. On top of that, IT budgets keep shrinking year after year. This creates a big challenge in funding large initiatives like BPM. IT projects for cost reduction have been successful...
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