Archive for tag: customers

More on the old versus new Microsoft

19 March, 2015 (09:22) | Uncategorized | By: seth

I found these quotes which tie-in well with my previous juxtaposition of Sinofsky versus Nadella Windows 8 is a disaster. Period. Paul Thurrott, SuperSite for Windows (pro-Microsoft author and blogger) [ref]   Windows 10 Undoes the Disaster of Windows 8 (Mostly) David Pogue, Tech columnist, Yahoo (formerly with the New York Times) [ref] Windows 10 […]

Why Windows 10 will succeed where Windows 8 failed –Data Driven Quality

15 February, 2015 (22:21) | Uncategorized | By: seth

You can’t sort of A/B test your way before the product launches, because you don’t have it in users’ hands yet. You need to use your product intuition to make the right choices. You make these choices and people are paying you to make them. Steven Sinofsky, former Microsoft President Windows D11 Conference, May 2013 […]

Those pesky customers

8 February, 2015 (06:55) | Uncategorized | By: seth

It is funny that whenever I teach (or lecture, or cajole) software engineering teams about the necessity for customer centricity, I almost inevitably get challenged with the example of Steve Jobs’ Apple.   Jobs did not care about focus groups, Jobs did not task his teams to deeply mine customer data… he just told them what […]