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Sam Guckenheimer

Sam Guckenheimer is the Group Product Planner of Microsoft Visual Studio product line. He joined Microsoft in 2003 to lead the vision for Visual Studio Team System and has been responsible for its strategy since then. (In Scrum terms, he's the Product Owner.) Sam has been instrumental in driving the product line to its market-leading position today.

The first edition of Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System has been the standard introduction to the Visual Studio product line and was translated in six languages.

Sam has 25 years' experience as architect, developer, tester, product manager, project manager and general manager in the software industry in the US and Europe. He holds five patents on software lifecycle tools. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Sam is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard University. Sam lives in Kirkland, WA, with his wife and three of his four children, in an innovative green house that can be seen at in the April, 2009, issue of Metropolitan Home.