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You may have noticed my blogging frequency is down at the moment. There's a good reason for that.

I have recently had some new people join my little team, taking my direct reports up to 12 (and one open head, but more about that later). We had a person leave the team, which enabled us to rearrange the structure and voila!

So, I am now responsible for all the Technical Evangelism within our group - Anna recently posted that she was joining the team

My team now looks like this:

(DE) Developer Evangelists  4  Andrew Coates | Charles Sterling | Dave Glover | David Lemphers
(AE) Architect Evangelists  3  Anna Liu | Nigel Watson | Nils Van Boxsel
(ITE) IT Pro Evangelists  2  Jeff Alexander | Michael Kleef
(ISV DE) ISV Developer Evangelists  2  David Sajfar | Shuk Chan
(ITA) IT Pro Architects Advisors  1  Darryl Chantry

So, why so busy?

Well, at this time of the year, Microsoft goes through a process called the Mid Year Career Development Discussion, where we checkpoint on progress for the year, and then we spend a bit of time looking at an individual's career development plan. For me, it's been a time to get to know my team better (especially the newer members), what their goals and aspirations are, and then  put in place some development plans to help them get there.

To do this properly takes time. Hence, a reduction in my blogging frequency. But, I'll be back!

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