Monthly Archives: October 2011

More proof that Toyota needs Microsoft-style Program Managers

Every few years I rent a Toyota Prius when I’m on one of my trips, and the most recent trip was one of them.  The Prius is a marvel of engineering, showing what is really possible when you choose a … Continue reading

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“For all of us who have lives, there’s Windows” – David Gewirtz

I couldn’t resist pointing out this article about dropping Linux in favor of Windows.  In the mid-2000s I made a concerted effort to learn and use Linux.  I even went as far as running it on my laptop, and taking that laptop … Continue reading

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What the heck is “Program Management”?

When I first joined Microsoft back in 1994 I, like many other outsiders, was shocked by its split of Software Engineering into three (rather than two) disciplines.  Splitting Development from Test was pretty common in the industry.  But subdividing Development … Continue reading

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