Starting out as a Program Manager

I started at Microsoft on June 13, 1994. Until then, I had been living in Japan, working for Seiko Epson Corporation, in their printer and scanner division. Seiko-Epson is located in Nagano prefecture, the same one where the 1998 Winter Olympics were held. That was about 1hr away from where I lived, which was near a…

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Program Management

Long ago, before there were any program managers (PMs), there were just developers, testers, and marketing people. The developers would build software they thought was interesting, and the marketing people would dive-bomb them every little while with the latest hot issue from a customer or magazine reviewer that had to get added or fixed. The…

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