Bill Coleman is a Partner with the venture capital firm, Alsop Louie. In 1995, he founded BEA Systems, Inc. Bill was Chairman and CEO of the company from its founding through September 2001 during which BEA became the fastest growing software company ever to reach a billion dollars in annual revenue, a record that still stands today.
Bill Coleman suggests you coach, not a manager.
Bill Coleman suggests If you develop a good process that is repeatable and measurable,
As Bill Coleman says, “The Solaris project was the future of the company [Sun Microsystems]. Our plan called for the project to last two and a half years, ending in June 1992."
Bill Coleman says, “An executive sponsor is a coach, not a manager.
Bill Coleman suggests frameworks.
Bill Coleman suggests you create group ownership.
Bill Coleman suggests you have an iterative vision.
As Bill says, “I was the executive sponsor for the Solaris project at Sun Microsystems. It was a big project in a big company.
As Bill says, “As project mentor, the worst thing you can do is tell the team how to solve their problems."
Bill Coleman suggests using a software development framework.
Bill Coleman suggests the leader of an organization only has three first-order responsibilities: the 3Vs, hiring, and organizing.