Can Specs Really Reflect the Reality of the Product?

A common complaint about specs is that they “never reflect reality with 100% accuracy”, meaning that once written entropy sets in and they become increasingly inaccurate over time. In a world where the software product is implemented in code, not Word, the code is king. If the product is not implemented as spec-ed, you can…


Program Management

My name is Shy Cohen and I’m a PM.   Program Management is similar to project management, but has more to do with the planning and execution of the project than with people management. In Microsoft, a Program Manager (most commonly known by the acronym PM) “owns” one or more features in a product and…


TechEd Israel 2004

Just came back from TechEd Israel 2004 where I met with a lot of cool folks. Here’s a picture of Jackie Goldstein, Hans Verbeek, Clement Vasters, Myself, and Yosi Taguri. And here is a picture of me with Juval Lowy.