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 most
recent 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 1999, he
and coauthor Lister released an expanded, second 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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