- In essence any of the Visual Studio 11 ALM Ranger projects that get the signal from the product owner (PO) on or before the 13th February, will make an appearance on Codeplex in the second half of February. The other projects will trickle in when and as the product owners are satisfied with the features and quality of the relevant BETA.
… William Salazar, latest Ranger on our Rangers Index
The special Heroes Corner
- Context: One of our Dev11 Readiness projects had a burn-down chart that inspired fear into anyone who dared to watch it and placed the project in a DEFCON 1 state, placing it on the queue for potential cancellations for TechReady 14 and the readiness wave.
- Our hero: John Bergman (pictured on the right), who incidentally is also contributing to other projects, came forward and asked “where can I help?”. You will notice the sharp dip and rapid burn down on the chart above. That was 99% thanks to John’s efforts, tenacity and collaboration, which left everyone gobsmacked! The project is back on the readiness grid and probably down to DEFCON 3.
In other words, we are still wearing helmets, but have started smiling again
Visual Studio Gallery and Other Bits and Pieces
Call to Action for ALM Rangers!
- CALL #1 … One thing we love is celebrating your successes. Unfortunately not being omniscient we simply don’t know about many of them. So if you have done or know of some outstanding contributions/actions please send them to Chuck and Willy to post in our internal newsletters that go to our upper management and the MVP leads.
- CALL #2 … Update your personal contact details in the Ranger Contact Details to avoid losing access to the ALM Ranger infrastructure if you have not already done so!
- CALL #3 … The Dev 11 Readiness project teams are desperately looking for reviewers to help them review and improve the BETA content. Are you interested in reviewing one or more of the Dev11 Readiness projects? Contact us if you have time and an interest in helping!
- CALL #4 … You may receive a re-invite to the Visual Studio ALM Rangers UserVoice forum. Do not reject the invite if you want to raise ideas and vote on future Ranger projects!
… for all our TechReady presenters J
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