‘What The Heck Is He Doing Here?’

For the last few weeks, I’ve been spending one day a week sitting in the shared workspace that several members of the Microsoft.com Commuinities team uses.  We have about nine people sharing one large office in Building 6 that was once home to Bill Gates and then Steve Ballmer.  “So what?”, you may say.  Well, I’m a manager…

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Management Accountabilty in a Scrum World

Last summer, I was having a conversation with a friend who worked in Microsoft Research.  I knew him from outside of work and we rarely talked shop, but in this specific instance, I was telling him about my projects.  The biggest project on my plate was CodePlex.  After bragging about the featureset, I began describing…

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