Today was a phenomenal ALM Rangers day, with project leads, project members and product owners pouring invaluable knowledge, energy and passion into the sessions. A huge THANK YOU and Kudos to Paul, Pramod, Ed, Rob, Gregg, Tina, Mario and most importantly a phenomenal audience!

We tried a number of new experiments and hope that we will get candid feedback to allow us to pick the nuggets and continue to improve the sessions during this and future TechReady events. Some of the new experiments included:

  • Intro videos to give the audience a quick overview of the ALM Rangers while settling down.
  • Show what we have videos for guidance projects to efficiently and quickly step through all content.
  • Mini-workshop exercises (10min) to get the audience thinking in terms of the session context and coming up with questions.

Take note of tomorrow’s ALM Ranger sessions, highlighted in yellow, struck through indicates that session has been delivered:

  • DEV329 * : Learning the new source code management (SCM) features of Visual Studio 11 (cancelled)
  • DEV353 * : Beyond BRDLite
  • DEVCT202 * : How to land ALM Assessments by the customers
  • DEVCT203 * : Quick References
  • DEVCT301 * : Visual Studio Architecture Tooling Guidance(ABE)
  • DEVCT302 * : VM Factory
  • DEVCT303 * : TFS Upgrade Guidance
  • DEVCT306 * : Team Foundation Server Project Planning
  • DEVCT307 * : Team Foundation Server Process Template Customization Guidance
  • DEVCT309 * : Test Release Management Guidance
  • DEVCT310 * : Ruck, Scrum, and using TFS on Windows Azure
  • DEVCT313 * : Practical Kanban Guidance

Finally, the usual pictures …

DSCN8127 The search for more new beers continues … last night it was Rogue :)
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Bob Hardister and Paul Meyer (VMFactory Master) in the VM Factory session.

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Rob Jarratt and Gregg Boer in the Practical Kanban session.

DSCN8153DSCN8154 Ed Holloway and Pramod Vasanth in the Upgrade Guidance session (left).

Bijan Javidi ensuring the new ALM Rangers shirt first Ed (right).

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Bijan and Gregg Boer (left), and Bijan and Mario Rodriguez (right) “all smiles” Smile
DSCN8159DSCN8160 Experiment #1 … 10min mini-workshops.

Paul Meyer (VMFactory Master) was driving the one group and Pierre Donyegro the other.

DSCN8165DSCN8166 Mario Rodriguez  was on such a roll, traveling through scaling topics with full afterburners, that Tina Erwee and Gregg probably often wondered when he would take a deep breath Smile 

Wow, Mario you have such energy and passion!
DSCN8167DSCN8169 Best not to look under the speaker table … but important to remember notes made on the whiteboard.
DSCN8175 Experiment #2 … the show what we have and quick introduction videos.

See you tomorrow at the BRDLite and Architecture sessions, and at Ask-The-Expert in the evening.