Start with a waterfallian, hierarchical, shrinkwrap behemoth called Microsoft and grind it through practice modernization until it wakes up to DevOps. Add agile development, enterprise Git, a modern release pipeline, automated testing, usage and performance monitoring, log analysis, a data-driven backlog, lean cycle metrics, and public cloud hosting. Stumble along the way, learning and measuring as you go. Maybe you end up with a service that accumulates a few million users. This is a story of that journey.
This session is sponsored by Microsoft.
Sam Guckenheimer is the author of “Agile Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio, from Concept to Continuous Feedback.” Currently Sam is the Product Owner for the Microsoft Visual Studio product line. In this capacity, he acts as the chief customer advocate, responsible for strategy for the next releases of these products. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2003, Sam was director of product line strategy at Rational Software Corporation, now the Rational Division of IBM. Sam lives in the Seattle area with his wife and three children in a sustainable house they built that has been described in articles in Metropolitan Home and Pacific Northwest magazine.