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Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept to Continuous Feedback, Second Edition by Sam Guckenheimer, Neno Loje

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9. Lessons Learned at Microsoft Developer Division

We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.

—Benjamin Franklin, upon signing the treasonousDeclaration of Independence

Figure 9-1: At any one time, Developer Division has to balance multiple competing business goals.

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I joined Microsoft Developer Division (DevDiv) in 2003 to participate in the vision of turning the world’s most popular individual development environment, Visual Studio (VS), into the world’s most popular team development environment. Of course, that meant embracing modern software engineering practices for our customers.

At the same time, ...

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