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Azure DevOps Podcast

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Podcast sponsor: Clear Measure We are a software architecture company that empowers our client's development teams to be self-sufficient: moving fast, delivering quality, and running their systems with confidence.

Nov 5, 2018

Jeffrey Palermo is joined by Aaron Bjork on the Azure DevOps Podcast today! Aaron is a Principal Group Program Manager at Microsoft where he directs all work in the areas of Agile project management, reporting, and collaboration for Azure DevOps Services. He’s a 16-year Microsoft veteran who has spent his career building products that promote and encourage team productivity. He is also a recognized Agile thought leader and speaks regularly with companies around the world on how to improve their software development practices. He has a proven track record of setting a vision, creating and building teams, driving user experience, and delivering results.


In this episode, Jeffrey and Aaron speak about creating and promoting culture through Azure DevOps, how companies can effectively adopt DevOps principles, and how to view analytics and metrics. Aaron also explains his main focuses and goals for Azure DevOps and how he came to join Microsoft and land his role as Principal Group Program Manager.


Topics of Discussion:

[:47] About today’s guest, Aaron Bjork.

[1:57] Jeffrey welcomes Aaron to the podcast and he gives a bit of background about himself.

[4:40] How Aaron came to join Microsoft and land his role as Principal Group Program Manager.

[7:54] What are the main focuses and goals for Azure DevOps in Aaron’s role?

[10:22] A word from Azure DevOps Podcast sponsor: Clear Measure.

[10:55] Aaron’s thoughts on the culture of Azure DevOps.

[14:11] Aaron’s advice to mid-sized, non-technology-based companies trying to adopt DevOps principles.

[16:36] What metrics does Aaron look at in Azure DevOps?

[19:54] Does Aaron collect data manually or is it all automatic through Azure DevOps?

[21:25] Aaron talks about where to find your analytics view within Azure DevOps.

[23:50] Having eliminated the dedicated tester role, who are the bugs now created by?

[26:24] What is Aaron spending his time on these days?


Mentioned in this Episode:

Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

Azure Boards

Power BI


Want to Learn More?

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Follow Up with Our Guest:

Aaron Bjork on LinkedIn