Visual Studio has built-in tool support for agile practices such as Scrum, XP, and others. The next version adds practices like test-driven development, continuous integration, and single product backlog. See how these can be applied at scale and across geographies.
Lori LamkinLori Lamkin is the Product Unit Manager of the Redmond Team Foundation team. The product is part of a suite of lifecycle tools designed to increase collaboration of software development teams. Team Foundation is a work item tracking, project management and reporting solution for project managers and team members. She joined Microsoft in 1990 supporting customers with the C/C++ language product and in 1993 became the Unit Manager of C/C++ technical customer support, leading over 100 managers, engineers and outsourced partners to high quality, low cost customer service and product improvement. She joined the Microsoft product development team in 1996 as a Lead Program Manager for C/C++ and became the Group Program Manager for C/C++ and C# in 2001. She moved into the lifecycle tools business in early 2003 to work on Visual Studio Team System as the Group Program Manager of Team Foundation. As Group Program Manager, she was responsible for defining product vision, driving deep customer relationships, building a strong design team, and leading the design and delivery of this version 1.0 product across three Microsoft Development Centers. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics with an emphasis in Computer Science from the University of Washington. Lori enjoys reading, golf, and spending time with her husband and twin boys.