MQ = Milestone Quality. MQ also equals Carol Grojean, program manager extraordinaire in the develop

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Culture change, excess baggage, debt.  Is Carol talking about product development?  Yes, she is.  Find out more about the art/science of the quality milestone and what that means to the fastest growing organization at Microsoft who brings us the CLR, Visual Studio, Team System and more.

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    Zeo
    Great Info. MQ just keeps getting more and more interesting. Smiley

    Scrum is awsome! It's good to hear that dev div is a really giving Scrum a try. Big Smile

    I love the Pig and the Chicken analogy.

    Is she a green belt or black belt in Six Sigma? She answered it in the video...she's a green belt....very cool. I think Six Sigma rocks!

    Great conversation....I'm happy to see this conversation under the WM_IN series.

    Loosy Goosey....hehehe

    Going to school on the weekend....And she claimes she's always learning. Wow! You can tell that she knows her stuff. :O

    Oh geez....she used the Microsoft catch phrase...."I'm super excited about"  Expressionless

    Charles I like that you asked about making it funner...you bring up a great question and this conversation shows the alternative side to MiniMicrosoft.

    I like Soma calling in the middle of the interview and not getting a hold of her :O

    I like the last question about antartica....I saw that picture and I thought that it was an picture of trying to pull a really big lumbering team along. Her explanation of the picture is much better than my asumption.

    Anyone know who that was? I looked on google for antartica and 1904 and didn't find anything.

    Charles great question about the 70% figure!  
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    Ritzy
    I like the last question about antartica....I saw that picture and I thought that it was an picture of trying to pull a really big lumbering team along. Her explanation of the picture is much better than my asumption.

    Anyone know who that was? I looked on google for antartica and 1904 and didn't find anything.


    Carol was talking about captain and explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton.
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    asqui

    I looked up the original 'Chicken and Pig' story and it's actually a bit more cunning than the description she gave:

    A chicken and a pig are together when the chicken says, “Let’s start a restaurant!” The pig thinks it over and says “What would we call this restaurant?” The chicken says “Ham n’ Eggs!” The pig says, “No thanks. I’d be committed, but you’d only be involved!”

    (From Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle’s “Agile Software Development with Scrum")

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    Ken Levy

    I posted a blog entry on the topic of DVDs about Sir Ernest Shackleton, for those who might be interested...

    http://blogs.msdn.com/klevy/archive/2006/04/10/Endurance_and_leadership_of_Sir_Ernest_Shackleton.aspx

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