Welcome to Learning by Shipping.
The title comes from a lesson I learned early on as I started my career at Microsoft, which is that in engineering products the best learning comes from the process of starting, finishing, and iterating on products. You can read some earlier posts I did on careers at Microsoft aimed at college students on techtalk.
The posts here will touch on products, product development, and management. If you have any suggestions for topics or comments, please feel free to get in touch with me at contacts below. Feel free to talk about a situation you’re facing that could use a different perspective that others might find valuable (details anonymized if you ask).
From 1989 through 2012 I worked at Microsoft on a range of products including development tools, Office, and Windows in roles such as software developer, program manager, and general manager.