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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Foreword

Hello, and welcome to Johanna’s latest book. I’m currently a director at Yahoo! (in Berkeley) and have been in the software business for several decades. In fact, you might have heard of Digital Equipment Corporation (the foundation of the early Internet) and its Alpha system. That was a very important project for me.

I played a major role in the delivery of the Alpha software. It was a monumental task: some 2,000 engineers scattered all over the world, all working on various parts of the system. It required rigorous planning and project management, and we delivered on a four-year schedule within one month of our target date. So, as you can imagine, I thought I was a pretty good manager! But I was about to find out what an excellent ...

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