About the Author
From Getting Results | The Book
Hello. My name is J.D. Meier ...
I'm currently a Principal Program Manager for the practices patterns & practices team at Microsoft. The focus of the team is finding and sharing "proven practices for predictable results."
On the technical side, my primary focus on the team is solution architecture, software engineering and quality attributes. I've performed more than 750 architecture and design reviews for customers and use that experience to create customer-facing guidance. In addition to books, I've authored several knowledge base articles, MSDN Magazine articles, and online MSDN articles. As a program manager, I pitch and ship projects from cradle to grave. This includes assembling teams of people, influencing without authority, and making things happen.
On the personal development and effectiveness side, I mentor many fellow softies (a term for Microsoft employees), as well as folks outside the company. I also help coach other teams inside Microsoft on getting results and improving effectiveness. I'm a seeker and tester of proven practices for results. I find, share, and create principles, patterns, and practices across mind, body, emotions, career, financial, relationships, and fun.
You can see more on my effectiveness blog at SourcesOfInsight.com.