Microsoft Secrets : How the World’s Most Powerful Software Company Creates…

Microsoft Secrets : How the World’s Most Powerful Software Company Creates…

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Ano de publicação: 1998 Formato: Livro brochura
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Microsoft Secrets : How the World’s Most Powerful Software Company Creates…

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Today, Microsoft commands the high ground of the information superhighway by owning the operating systems and basic applications programs that run on the world’s 170 million computers. Beyond the unquestioned genius and vision of Bill Gates, what accounts for Microsofts astounding success? Drawing on almost two years of on-site observation at Microsoft headquarters, eminent scientists Michael A. Cusumano and Richard W. Selby reveal many of Microsoft’s innermost secrets. This inside report, based on forty in-depth interviews by authors who had access to confidential documents and project data, outlines the seven complementary strategies that characterize exactly how Microsoft competes and operates, including the “Brain Trust” of talented employees and exceptional management; “bang for the buck” competitive strategies and clear organizational goals that produce self-critiquing, learning, and improving; a flexible, incremental approach to product development; and a relentless pursuit of future markets. Cusumano and Selby’s masterful analysis successfully uncovers the distinctive way in which Microsoft has combined all of the elements necessary to get to the top of an enormously important industry — and stay there.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0684855313
ISBN-13 9780684855318
eBay Product ID (ePID) 19046

Key Details
Author Michael A. Cusumano, Richard W. Selby
Number Of Pages 528 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 1998-12-04
Language English
Publisher Free Press
Publication Year 1998

Additional Details
Copyright Date 1998

Weight 23.8 Oz
Height 1.3 In.
Width 5.5 In.
Length 8.4 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LC Classification Number HD9696
Dewey Decimal 338.4/7/0053
Dewey Edition 20

Table Of Content
Contents Preface to the Paperback EditionPrefaceIntroduction Organizing and Managing the CompanyFind “Smart” People Who Know the Technology and the Business Managing Creative People and Technical SkillsOrganize Small Teams of Overlapping Functional Specialists Competing with Products and StandardsPioneer and Orchestrate Evolving Mass Markets Defining Products and Development ProcessesFocus Creativity by Evolving Features and “Fixing” Resources Developing and Shipping ProductsDo Everything in Parallel, with Frequent Synchronizations Building a Learning OrganizationImprove Through Continuous Self-Critiquing, Feedback, and Sharing Attack the Future! Appendixes Microsoft Chronology Main Microsoft Desktop and Business Applications Microsoft Operating Systems Applications Division Employee Survey Selected Chronology of Microsoft Agreements for the Information Highway InterviewsNotesAcknowledgmentsIndex

George FisherChairman, President, and CEO, Eastman Kodak CompanyBill Gates is to computer software what George Eastman was to photography.Microsoft Secretstells us how this dynamic company and its leader organize, compete, and win. Peter SengeMIT Center For Organizational Learning, author of The Fifth Discipline Microsoft Secrets is a fascinating book about a fascinating company. What is surprising are the insights the authors developed into the interaction of culture, strategy, and process.

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