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Karl Wiegers

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 Kodak as a research scientist, software developer, software manager, and software process and quality improvement leader.

Karl is the author of the following books on software development and management:

Software Requirements, 3rd Edition (with Joy Beatty)
Practical Project Initiation
More About Software Requirements
Peer Reviews in Software
Creating a Software Engineering Culture

And some nontechnical books also:

The Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things
Successful Business Analysis Consulting
The Reconstruction (a forensic mystery novel)
Pearls from Sand (a memoir of life lessons)

Karl has also written more than 240 articles on many aspects of software development, project management, design, consulting, self-help, 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 please visit karlwiegers.com.


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