Alright, alright. I admit it. I've been a slacker lately. Pretty much everything I've posted to my blog in the past five or six months has been a chat announcement. Sorry about that.
But there is a reason! I've switched jobs - I'm not longer a feature PM. Starting in June, I transitioned into the C# Release Program Manager role. What does that mean, you ask? If you knew what Shaykat Chaudhuri did on the C# team did, then you know what I do. He was C# Release PM but is now on the XBox Live team - yes, he probably does have an XBox 360 in his office. And no, I don't have one yet. My only (and first) console is a PS2. Just finished Shadow of the Colussus recently - a very nice game, both for length, visuals, and gameplay. Can't say much for replayability. But then, I'm intentionally avoiding that due to the other things I have to do. Like watch Season 2 of Scrubs on DVD. :0)
I digress. The point is that I'm doing something different now. More of a project management role - setting goals and making sure we hit them. There are also a few other things that come along with that, like managing our interactions with the servicing arm of our division or making sure that we manage the performance of the software we write. I don't design features anymore - I design the success of the team. :0)
Have any ideas?