respected for his innovative thinking on both human and technical issues, GERALD
M. WEINBERG focuses on ways to help people improve their productivity. A highly
influential author, lecturer, and consultant, he draws on experiences gained in
all three roles, as well as from a long technical career as a software developer
Gerald M. Weinberg has written on topics ranging from computer
systems and programming to education and problem solving -- and most recently,
on writing, itself, and fiction! He is author,
coauthor, or editor of twenty Dorset House books, listed below.
Principal, Weinberg & Weinberg
author of more than 40 books and
more than 400 articles
translated into more than ten languages,
including Japanese, French, Korean, German, Chinese, Hungarian, Dutch, Russian,
Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, SUNY
Binghamton, Columbia University
Manager of Operating Systems Development,
Project Mercury (which put the first American into space)
Winner of The Stevens Award for Contributions to Software Engineering
2000 Inductee into the Computer Hall of Fame (in its first class)
1993 Winner of The J.-D. Warnier Prize for Excellence in Information Sciences
Founding Member, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
Keynote Speaker, Software Development East Conference, Software Development West
Conference, The Agile Developers Conference, The Int. Conf. on Software Quality
Cofounder, Amplifying Your
taught more than 1,000 writing students
during 40 years, through his Fieldstone Method Workshop, his Satir Writing Seminar,
and one-on-one coaching
member of Southwest Writers, Oregon Writers
Network, and private groups
student of and co-trainer with family
therapy pioneer Virginia Satir
moderates an online discussion group,
The SHAPE Forum, with more than 200
born and raised in Chicago; father of four children,
with four grandchildren and, at present, two highly decorated German Shepherd
Starting February 2011, find Jerry's
eBook nonfiction and novels listed at Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords
stores, and at www.geraldmweinberg.com.
May 2007, after more than 40 nonfiction titles, Jerry released his first sci-fi
techno-thriller -- The Aremac Project.
Its release also marked the debut of our imprint, Little West Press.
January 2006, Dorset House released Weinberg on
Writing, in which Jerry presents the writing method that has propelled
him for more than 40 years. It was named a finalist for two awards: the Jolt Product
Excellence Award and the USABookNews Best Books Award.
In January 2002,
Dorset House released More Secrets of Consulting,
the much-anticipated follow-up to The Secrets of
Consulting, Weinberg's 1985 best-seller.
In 2001, Dorset House acquired
and released a Silver Anniversary Edition of Weinberg's 1975 classic, An
Introduction to General Systems Thinking. Also, Weinberg joined James
Bullock and Marie Benesh to edit and release Roundtable
on Project Management, a roundtable discussion book drawn from Weinberg's
subscription-only, Web-based forum.
In 2000, Weinberg contributed to Amplifying
Your Effectiveness, a series of essays he co-edited with James Bach and Naomi Karten.
His Own Words
"Dani and I own and
operate Weinberg & Weinberg, a consulting/training firm dedicated to helping
people and companies become more fully human. Our workshops include Problem Solving
Leadership, Organizational Change Shop, and Software Engineering Management Development
Group. My primary responsibilities in the firm are general management, leading
workshops, consulting, and training workshop faculty. I have been in the computing
business at least since 1956, and running my own consulting/training business
"I think that my special skills
are empathy and the ability to see the big picture in complex situations. I want
to further develop my understanding of human beings when they are not acting up
to their full potential. My special vision is to bring computing technology to
better serve the world, especially by working with the leaders in this field.
I like to think of my profession as restoring human works of art."GMW
Gerald M. Weinberg