Video of My Last Iteration Planning Meeting with CodePlex

Right before I left CodePlex, I filmed my last Iteration Planning Meeting with the team to give you a bird’s eye view into the day in the life of an Agile Program Manager. I did this because last year at the MVP 09 Summit, I invited MVPs to sit in on our IPM. They said…

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CodePlex banner does Who Dat Chant at Greater New Orleans .NET User Group

On Wednesday night, I spoke at the Greater New Orleans .NET User Group http://www.gnonug.org/. Thanks to George Mauer for organizing and to our sponsor Antares Technology Solutions for organizing dinner. I was very happy with the turnout, considering the construction, the Krewe of Thor parade, a fatality accident on I-10 East, and the Saints parade…

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Who Dat Nation Invades Microsoft’s Channel 9

I’m sitting here in the Memphis airport at the terminal gate for New Orleans. Having gone 17 weeks without seeing a single Saints fan, you’d think each person wearing a Fleur de Lis football jersey was a long lost family member of mine, as I run up to them hugging them screaming Who Dat as…

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How Agile Works – My Program Manager Cheat Sheet

While cleaning out my office in preparation for my big move to California, I ran across my Agile Program Manager “cheat sheet.” I had to laugh because as I reviewed the document, i thought to myself “This makes so much sense. How did i never get this before?” When I first joined CodePlex, I was…

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Saying Farewell to CodePlex

In January 2006, nearly 4 years ago to the day, I created my first account on CodePlex, when the site was still in internal-only alpha preview. A the time, I was the Program Manager for the Visual Studio Power Toys, where my team created the 5th, 6th, and 9th projects on CodePlex before it went…

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First Mercurial project on CodePlex

http://mymercurialproject.codeplex.com Read our announcement: http://blogs.msdn.com/codeplex/archive/2010/01/22/codeplex-now-supporting-native-mercurial.aspx Check out our step-by-step walkthrough: http://blogs.msdn.com/codeplex/archive/2010/01/22/using-mercurial-on-codeplex.aspx More info coming soon!

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My 3 part series on Agile Program Management on Port 25

In a follow up to my original post on how I learned to program manage an agile team, I’ve put together a 3 part series on how to be an Agile Program Manager over on Port 25. Part 1 – the Agile Program Management Lifecycle w/ a real world example from a CodePlex feature ste…

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My CodePlex Jump from tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere – The Full Video

Just like the kiwi bird down here in New Zealand, I proved that I too am flightless. The 7 minute video explains it all. You can find this full version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcc4KRrZpI0 Or watch just the jump from the ground looking up at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKvQLb2UKXg Special thanks to Sky Jump! for lettings us film and TechEd…

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My return to Channel 9 (CodePlex Interview)

The Channel 9 team recently met with me to discuss “The State of the CodePlex” as I like to call it. It was a quick chat about where CodePlex has been and where the site is heading. Link to video: https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/NicFill/A-chat-with-Sara-Ford-CodePlex-turns-3-reaches-10000-projects I think this was my 4th appearance on Channel 9 (Women in Tech interview…

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It’s official: A koala is not a koala “bear”

According to the incredibly awesome Catherine Eibner, I’m going to TechEd Australia!! And I found this out on the same day that I donated the last of my advance on my book royalties, bringing the Save Waveland Scholarship Fund to $29,008.34 cents. Thank you everyone for voting to get me down to Australia. This blog…

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