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  • Dr. Alistair Cockburn,
    • a hardware and software designer since the mid-1970s and
    • researcher at IBM's Zurich Research Laboratory in the 1980s,
    • created IBM's first development methodology for object technology projects in 1992,
    • helped deliver projects in the retail and banking industries in the late 1990s, and
    • served as special advisor on software development to the Central Bank of Norway in the late 1990s.
    • sd&m invited him to work
      • with 10 of their senior project managers over several months
      • to capture their experience and the risk reducing strategies they use on projects.
      • The strategies were captured as patterns in Alistair's special “medical pattern” format, from his book.
  • He co-authored
    • the Manifesto for Agile Software Development in 2001 and
    • the project management Declaration of Interdependence in 2005.
  • His specialty is studying how effective teams differ from other teams.
    • His thesis “People and Methodologies in Software Development” reports on research performed over a ten-year period,
      • interviewing project teams,
      • participating directly on projects, and
      • reviewing proposals and case studies.
    • Dr. Philos. dissertation successfully defended
      • on March 18, 2003
      • at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Dr. Cockburn is the author of the award-winning books
    • Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game, (2001, 2nd ed. 2006)
    • Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams, and (2004)
    • Writing Effective Use Cases. (2000)
    • Surviving Object-Oriented Projects (1997)

  • A renowned speaker on many topics in software development,
  • He is known around the globe for his lively presentations and interactive classes.
  • When not traveling, he lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, spending much of his time in coffee shops writing about software development.
teaching/talks/structured_introduction_of_alistair_cockburn.txt · Last modified: 2018/05/09 01:59 (external edit)

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