This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
Showstopper! is a vivid account of the creation of Microsoft Windows NT,
perhaps the most complex software project ever undertaken. It is also a
portrait of David Cutler, NT's brilliant and, at times, brutally
aggressive chief architect. Cutler surely ranks as one of the most impressive software engineers the
field has ever produced. After leading the team that created the VMS
operating system for Digital's VAX computer line--an accomplishment that
most would regard as a lifetime achievement--he went on to conceive and
lead the grueling multi-year project that ultimately produced Windows
NT. Both admired and feared by his team, Cutler would let nothing stand
in the way of realizing his design and often clashed with his
programmers, senior Microsoft management, and even Gates himself.
Find out more about the book over at Coding Horror here.