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Topic for April Joint SPIN/ASQ meeting:
Date: April 18, 2006
Topic: "Dead Fish and Other Things Nobody Wants to Talk About"
Speakers: Tim Lister

Abstract

There are some issues and problems that come up in almost every organization on a regular basis, but nobody wants to talk about them.

Tim Lister believes to solve these problems we first need to talk about them to determine if they are in your organization. Tim will talk about 6 of these patterns.

Tease: A Dead Fish is a project that everyone knows will fail, but nobody does anything about it.

Come hear about it, and the other five.

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About the Speakers

Tim Lister is a software consultant at the Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc., based in the New York office.

He divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing.

Tim is co-author with his partner, Tom DeMarco, of the book, Waltzing With Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects (Dorset House, 2003) that won Software Development magazine's Jolt Award as General Computing Book of the Year for 2003-2004.

Tim Lister and Tom DeMarco are also co-authors of Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, (Dorset House, 1999) now available in 14 languages.

Tim is currently a member of the Cutter IT Trends Council. He is a member of the I.E.E.E. and the A.C.M.

He is in his 20th year as a panelist for the American Arbitration Association, arbitrating disputes involving software and software services.

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