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ALM Rangers Mission Statement … tweaked for the first time in 7 years

ALM Rangers Mission Statement … tweaked for the first time in 7 years

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Starting from VSTS Rangers and evolving to Visual Studio ALM Rangers, we operated with the same mission statement for the past seven years, changing only in terms of the team name. When we recently proposed a slightly revised mission statement to the ALM MVPs and the Distinguished ALM Rangers we got a 100% yes vote, which initiated this change.

2006-2013 … looking back

The Visual Studio ALM Rangers accelerate the adoption of Visual Studio with out-of-band solutions for feature gaps and value-add guidance for the ALM community.

2014+ … looking forward

The Visual Studio ALM Rangers provide professional guidance, practical experience and gap-filling solutions to the ALM community.

What does it mean?


We have been oscillating between gap-filling and out-of-band solutions, ending up with the former. It is more explanatory, even if some Rangers argued that it reminds them visiting their dentist Smile

If you visit http://aka.ms/vsarunderstand you will find the new mission statement, or http://aka.ms/vsarmission brings you back here or future revisions.

  • So we dropped 25% of our mission statement and yet the message is more concise. I like it.


  • I like it as well. Clear statement with few words.

  • That's really good stuff. The visual is awesome!

  • This is a great improvement.

  • I like ★★★★★

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