Management Excellence – by Eugenia Sawa

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As we head into the NBA Finals, my mind turns to Erik Spoelstra and the unique situation he is in.  With the finals starting tonight, I think about how Erik Spoelstra’s role as head coach of the Miami Heat, a team of very strong individual players each with their own strengths translates to the world of high technology and people management. Understand your players – Understand your team – how…

Microsoft Online Services as a Supply Chain? Really?

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Yes, really!  My name is Carri and I am the Director of Sourcing Operations within the Data Center Services team here at Microsoft.  I have been in the Seattle area for 15 years, working organizations with hard-core manufacturing and supply chain focus.  When you think of supply chain, companies such as Starbucks, Amazon, Boeing, PACCAR, etc. all come to mind, but not usually Microsoft.    Wow! I was surprised when…

Bing Mobile Test Team – Arthur

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 My name is Arthur, and I’m the Test Manager for the Mobile Domains and Commerce team.  The MDC team is one of seven teams within the larger Bing Mobile organization, and together we are working to build innovative, world-class, mobile centric features for Bing users.  I love working in the mobile space.  To me, mobile is about immediacy:  who you are and who you’re with; where you are and where…