Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Name: Tom DeMarco
Born: August 20, 1940, in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA
- American author, teacher, software engineer and speaker on software engineering topics.
- Early creator of structured analysis in the 1980s.
- Worked on the ESS-1 project to develop the first large scale Electronic Switching System while employed with Bell Labs, which were installed in telephone offices all over the world.
- Key interests are project management, change facilitation, and litigation of software-intensive contracts.
- Member of the ACM.
- Fellow and senior consultant of the Cutter Consortium.
- Software Engineering: An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone? (2009).
- Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior (2008).
- Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects (2003).
- Slack, Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency (2001).
- The Deadline: A Novel About Project Management (1997).
- Structured Analysis and System Specification (1979).
Honors and awards
- Stevens Award for "contribution to the methods of software development" (1999).
- Recipient of the Warnier Prize for "lifetime contribution to the field of computing" (1986).
- Winner of the Jean-Dominique Warnier Prize for "lifetime contribution to the information sciences.
- Fellow of the IEEE.
"It's not what you don't know that kills you, but what you know that isn't so."