Case | HBS Case Collection | June 2000 (Revised June 2000)

Microsoft Office 2000

by Alan D. MacCormack and Kerry Herman

Abstract

Describes the history of Microsoft's Office product suite. Discusses evolution of the Office 2000 project. Set at the end of the project when Steven Sinofsky, Office vice president, must decide upon the direction for the next version of Office, as well as make changes to the process. This case is also available in multimedia format on a CD-ROM, order # 9-600-023. Must be used in conjunction with video # 9-600-502.

Keywords: Software; Product Development; Risk and Uncertainty; Change; Innovation and Management; Information Technology Industry;

Citation:

MacCormack, Alan D., and Kerry Herman. "Microsoft Office 2000." Harvard Business School Case 600-097, June 2000. (Revised June 2000.)