Moving on …

My time at VSTS – Arch has been very important to me. I have learnt a lot shipping VS2005 and working on Orcas planning. I have had the opportunity to work with great people and made great friends. I have also been really impressed with the leadership that the team has shown. Therefore, with mixed…

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Pedro now a lead on the DSL tools team…

I still remember conversations over lunch about how Pedro did not want to be a dev lead/manager, having done it before. How his real passion was development. Therefore, I was taken a back when I saw the announcement so I ran over to Pedro’s office to confirm. Evidently, they made him an offer he couldn’t…

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On vacation, on the slopes,

and hurting… Doing a 720 down the mountain has a completely different connotation for me. Ali

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About my office room…

As I read Zillow’s web page, which is one of the most hyped startups in Seattle, I came across the About my house… page for each of the executives. I thought it was a great idea so, in true form, I ripped it off and came up with my own version for my office room….

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I’m a Mort when it comes to DSL tools!

Senior members in our team have suggested that PM team should start using the DSL tools to prototype some of the new architecture models/designers that are being proposed. Consequently, I’ve been laboring away on my DSLs for the last few days and  Pedro’s been a great help. However, there are two things that I (WARNING: Controversial…

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Morning PM Status Meetings…

Since David Trowbridge joined, we have been having morning SCRUM-like meetings to keep in synch with each other. I’ve attached a pic of the guys (Mark, Suhail, and Dmitriy)at the one that took place in my office. Ali

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Check out Bill Gibson’s Blog!

Bill’s a senior PM on our team and I’m happy that he’s finally joined the bandwagon and started blogging. Check out: http://blogs.msdn.com/billgibson/ Ali

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