TOM DeMARCO is a principal of The
Atlantic Systems Guild and a fellow of the Cutter Consortium. He is a recipient
of the Warnier Prize for "lifetime contribution to the field of computing" and
the Stevens Award for "contribution to the methods of software development." His
Dorset House release, Waltzing with Bears: Managing
Risk on Software Projects (with coauthor Timothy
Lister), won the Software Development Jolt Award for best book. In 2013, he
and coauthor Tim Lister collaborated with Dorset House and Addison-Wesley to release
an expanded, third edition of Peopleware: Productive
Projects and Teams, the software development classic originally released
in 1987. In the summer of 1997, Dorset House published his Jolt-award-winning
novel on project management, The Deadline.
DeMarco's career began at Bell Telephone Laboratories where he served as part
of the now-legendary ESS-1 project. In later years, he managed real-time projects
for La CEGOS Informatique in France, and was responsible for distributed on-line
banking systems installed in Sweden, Holland, France and Finland. He has lectured
and consulted throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Far East.
DeMarco has a BSEE degree from Cornell University, an M.S. from Columbia University
and a diplome from the University of Paris at the Sorbonne. In his spare time,
he is an Emergency Medical Technician, certified by his home state and by the
National Registry of EMTs, and a founding member of The Penobscot Compact, a business-education
partnership operating under the auspices of the Maine State Aspirations Program.
He makes his home in Camden, Maine.
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