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  • Blog Post: Video of My Last Iteration Planning Meeting with CodePlex

    Right before I left CodePlex, I filmed my last Iteration Planning Meeting with the team to give you a bird’s eye view into the day in the life of an Agile Program Manager. I did this because last year at the MVP 09 Summit, I invited MVPs to sit in on our IPM. They said they greatly enjoyed watching how...
  • Blog Post: How Agile Works – My Program Manager Cheat Sheet

    While cleaning out my office in preparation for my big move to California, I ran across my Agile Program Manager “cheat sheet.” I had to laugh because as I reviewed the document, i thought to myself “This makes so much sense. How did i never get this before?” When I first joined CodePlex, I was going...
  • Blog Post: My 3 part series on Agile Program Management on Port 25

    In a follow up to my original post on how I learned to program manage an agile team , I’ve put together a 3 part series on how to be an Agile Program Manager over on Port 25 . Part 1 – the Agile Program Management Lifecycle w/ a real world example from a CodePlex feature ste Part 2 – Course Correction...
  • Blog Post: DevLink 2009

    Another year, another DevLink . Highlights Tweets about me moving the ship from Jim Holmes and Leon. I am here to do epic battle with Microsoft, so their tweets me the world to me. Telling my Uncle Jimmy stories one night at the bar. I so have to go into standup comedy. Setting Leon up for that spike...
  • Blog Post: How I Learned to Program Manage an Agile Team after 6 years of Waterfall

    Agile is the single greatest things a team could do to significantly improve the user experience and quality of their site. Now having said that… If I could go back in time… 3 things I would tell myself about Agile For a long time, I’ve said that my biggest job on the CodePlex team is to learn agile...
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