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Tim Lister

Atlantic Systems Guild

A software consultant at the Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc. in New York City, Tim Lister spends his time consulting, teaching, and writing. Tim is a coauthor with his Guild partners of Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior; coauthor with Tom DeMarco of Waltzing With Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects, the Jolt Award winner as General Computing Book of the Year 2003–2004; and Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, available in fourteen languages. Tim is a member of the Cutter IT Trends Council, the IEEE, and the ACM. He has served for twenty-six years as a panelist for the American Arbitration Association, arbitrating disputes involving software and software services.

Speaker Presentations
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Getting the Right Requirements—The First Time

One group—customers, users, and business—need a software system to help them work more efficiently or make more money, but they don’t know how to build it. Another group—software developers and testers—know how to build the system, but they don’t know what it is supposed to do. Bridging this gap is where requirements—the work products describing the system accurately and concisely while at the same time not missing important customer and user needs—are essential.