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Microsoft Secrets How the World's Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People

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ISBN-10: 0028740483

ISBN-13: 9780028740485

Edition: 1995

Authors: Michael A. Cusumano, Richard W. Selby

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 10/19/1995
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 528
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Michael A. Cusumanois the Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and one of the world's leading authorities on software development and the management of software companies. He is the author or coauthor of seven other books, including the bestsellersMicrosoft SecretsandCompeting on Internet Time, as well asJapan's Software Factoriesand most recentlyPlatform Leadership.

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Organizing and Managing the Company
Find "Smart" People Who Know the Technology and the Business
Managing Creative People and Technical Skills
Organize Small Teams of Overlapping Functional Specialists
Competing with Products and Standards
Pioneer and Orchestrate Evolving Mass Markets
Defining Products and Development Processes
Focus Creativity by Evolving Features and "Fixing" Resources
Developing and Shipping Products
Do Everything in Parallel, with Frequent Synchronizations
Building a Learning Organization
Improve Through Continuous Self-Critiquing, Feedback, and Sharing
Attack the Future!
Microsoft Chronology Main Microsoft Desktop and Business Applications
Microsoft Operating Systems Applications
Division Employee Survey Selected Chronology of Microsoft Agreements for the Information Highway