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Karl Wiegers is Principal Consultant with Process Impact in Portland, Oregon. He has provided training and consulting services worldwide on many aspects of software development, management, and process improvement. Prior to starting Process Impact in 1997, Karl spent 18 years at Eastman Kodak Company. His responsibilities there included experience as a research scientist, software developer, software manager, and software process and quality improvement leader. Karl has led process improvement activities in both small and large software organizations.

Karl is the author of the following books:

Going It Alone: Essential Tips for the Independent Consultant
Software Requirements, 3rd Edition (with Joy Beatty)
Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools
More About Software Requirements: Thorny Issues and Practical Advice
Peer Reviews in Software: A Practical Guide
Creating a Software Engineering Culture

The Reconstruction (a forensic mystery novel)
Pearls from Sand: How Small Encounters Lead to Powerful Lessons (a memoir of life lessons)

Karl has also written nearly 200 articles on many aspects of software, chemistry, and military history. He has served on the Editorial Board of IEEE Software and as a Contributing Editor for Software Development magazine.

Karl received a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois. He enjoys military history, wine, volunteering, playing guitar, and writing and recording songs. For more information and to hear Karl's songs visit karlwiegers.com.

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