Summary:Tim Lister explains how getting the right requirements the first time from your stakeholders may not be easy, but it can be done, and it's worth the effort. Learn how with clear expectations, communication, and integral development, products can be delivered on time and to everyone's satisfaction.
A software consultant at the Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc. in New York City, Tim Lister spends his time consulting, teaching, and writing. Tim is a coauthor with his Guild partners of Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior; coauthor with Tom DeMarco of Waltzing With Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects, the Jolt Award winner as General Computing Book of the Year 2003–2004; and Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, available in fourteen languages. Tim is a member of the Cutter IT Trends Council, the IEEE, and the ACM. He has served for twenty-six years as a panelist for the American Arbitration Association, arbitrating disputes involving software and software services.