Software company vs Internet company in software engineering management

Software industry and Internet industry are tightly related two industries. Both industry enjoys very high profit margin comparing with traditional industry. The distinction between them lies within the business model. Successful software companies create widely useful software and receive payments via the licensing fees. The revenue of software companies are typically tied with the number…

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The fairness of software engineering organization management — stack ranking

Stack ranking was the primary performance review process used at Microsoft engineering organizations before the recent cut. Employees are compared with each other to determine the rank/score, the distribution of the review score of a certain organisation falls into a bell curve, a few exceptionally good, a few exceptionally bad, most of us get middle…

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The fairness of software engineering organization management

During past several decades, there had been tremendous amount of growth of software industry. The exploding of software companies such as Microsoft, Google and Amazon also poise management challenges. In traditional industry such as auto, chemical, even electric industry, standard processes are developed to ensure high quality work can be delivered at large volume. However,…

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