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How does Microsoft manage its legions of developers? [closed]

I'm convinced that large teams are an inefficient means to build software (large meaning > 5 man task group). I have heard that Microsoft's philosophy is to break teams down into small groups of 5 ...
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How do I create an environment where fixing tests is seen as a priority?

I am a software engineer at a medium sized company. We have a fairly robust testing platform running on TeamCity. It does unit tests on every checkin, and a daily unit test/BVT run. The problem is ...
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Why would universities educate IT leaders who lacks IT interest? [closed]

I am not sure if there is an obvious answer to this, but this question has somewhat baffled me from the first time I started thinking about it. My university's IT department educates managers and IT ...
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Advice for Setting up an On-Call Team

I'm leading a largish development team (~35 developers). We are doing primarily Web Development work on a number of sites. Historically the knowledge on the teams has been pretty siloed. If you ...
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Leadership does not see value in standard process for machine configuration and new developer orientation

About 3 months ago our lead web developer and designer(same person) left the company, greener pastures was the reason for leaving. Good for them I say. My problem is that his department was completely ...
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Completion time on a company where the supervisors don't know programming

We are in a small company with around 10 developers. I am the team leader and responsible for the development process. Supervisors and salesmen are close to us since we are a small team, but have no ...
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Tips to succeed in a new job for my situation [closed]

Here is my situation: I am switching to a new company in a new city as an engineer [code, test, performance etc]. I was not particularly successful in my previous role [at least not as per my ...
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What is the best way to study and become involved in software engineering process work? [closed]

This might sound rather strange for someone who just graduated with an undergraduate degree in software engineering, but I'm extremely interested in the process and people side of software ...
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Leading a team, am I being overbearing?

I'm in what seems to me a very strange position. I'm "team lead" in role for a particular project, Sr. Software Engineer in job title. On my team I have 4 developers, one of whom serves a similar ...
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What is the best way to lead a team of 4-5 students for a summer project?

We're a bunch(4-5) of 3nd year college students about to begin our 3 months summer vacation and we would like to get going on a project. We want to make a game with XNA, it doesn't have to be big or ...