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Presentation: "Forty Years of Teams"

Time: Thursday 09:00 - 09:50 / Location: Fleming

Addison-Wesley published the 3rd Edition of Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams in June 2013. Tim Lister and Tom DeMarco wrote the 1st Edition back in 1987. 2014 is Tim's 41st year in the business.

In his talk Tim will describe his work as a colleague, as an apprentice, as a mentor, and as a mediator.
He will describe how team dynamics have changed over the years, and how they bring new challenges to tight collaboration.

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Tim Lister, A Principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc.

Tim Lister

Biography: Tim Lister

Tim Lister is a Principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc., based in the New York office. He divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing. He has over 30 years of professional software development experience.

Before the formation of the Atlantic Systems Guild, he worked at Yourdon Inc. from 1975 to 1983. At Yourdon he was an Executive Vice President and Fellow, in charge of all instructor/consultants, the technical content of all courses, and the quality of all consultations. He holds an A.B. from Brown University, and is a member of the I.E.E.E. and the A.C.M. He also serves as a panelist for the American Arbitration Association, arbitrating disputes involving software and software services, and has served as an expert witness in litigation proceedings involving software problems.

Tim is co-author with Tom DeMarco of the new book, Waltzing With Bears: Managing Software Project Risk [Dorset House, 2003]. Tim and Tom are also co-authors of Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, 2nd edition [Dorset House, 1999]. Peopleware has been a book club selection of the Library of Computer and Information Sciences, and has been translated into seven languages.