Angela Dugan is the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Practice Manager for Polaris Solutions, a small .NET development and ALM consulting firm based out of Chicago and St. Louis. Angela has been in software development since 1999, filling roles including business analyst, developer, tester, project manager, and architect. Angela spent 5 years as an ALM Tools evangelist with Microsoft, helping customers across the Midwest to solve their toughest IT problems using improved processes and the Team Foundation Server tool suite. In late 2011, she left Microsoft to follow her passion back into the consulting world where she could be far more hands-on with her customers, and is now running the ALM Practice at Polaris Solutions. Angela also runs the Chicago Visual Studio ALM user group, is an active organizer and speaker at several local conferences, is a Microsoft ALM MVP, and is a Certified Scrum master.
Outside of wrangling TFS, Angela is an avid board gamer, an aspiring runner, and a Twitter addict. She lives in a 104 year old house in Oak Park that she is constantly working on/cursing at with her husband David.