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Teaching in Software Engineering
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.
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
Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game,
(2001, 2nd ed. 2006)
Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams, and
Writing Effective Use Cases.
Surviving Object-Oriented Projects (1997)
Characterizing people as non-linear, first-order components in software development
The end of software engineering and the start of economic-cooperative gaming
Software Engineering in the 21st Century
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.
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