Principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc., based in the New York office
Tim Lister is a Principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc., based in the New York office. He divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing. He is working on tailoring software development processes using software risk management and customer value techniques. He is a member of the Airlie Software Council, a group of industry consultants, advising the Department of Defence on best practices for software development and acquisition.
Tim is the co-author with Tom DeMarco of Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams. This book has been a book club selection of the Library of Computer and Information Sciences, and has been translated into six languages.
Tim has more than a quarter of a century of professional software development experience. Before the formation of the Atlantic Systems Guild, he worked at Yourdon Inc. where he was an Executive Vice President and Fellow, in charge of all instructor/consultants, the technical content of all courses, and the quality of all consultations.
Tim lives in Manhattan. He holds an A.B. from Brown University, and is a member of the I.E.E.E. and the A.C.M. He also serves as a panellist for the American Arbitration Association, arbitrating disputes involving software and software services, and has served as an expert witness in litigation proceedings involving software problems.