SPaMCAST 51 - Tim Lister, Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies, Change Readiness Assessment Part 1
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Show fifty one is an interview with Tim Lister discussing his new
book,” Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies”. The interview
discussed the impact of specific patterns and habits on how IT
Adrenaline Junkies is one of 5 finalists for general computing book
of the year.
Tim Lister is a software consultant at the Atlantic Systems Guild,
Inc., based in the New York office. He divides his time between
consulting, teaching, and writing. Tim is a co-author with his
Guild partners of Adrenalin Junkies and Template Zombies:
Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior, (Dorset House, 2008
http://www.dorsethouse.com/books/ajtz.html), He, is also co-author
with Tom DeMarco of Waltzing With Bears: Managing Risk on Software
Projects (Dorset House, 2003) that won Software Development
magazine’s Jolt Award as General Computing Book of the Year for
2003-2004. Tim and Tom are also co-authors of Peopleware:
Productive Projects and Teams, (Dorset House, 1999) now available
in 14 languages.
Tim is currently a member of the Cutter IT Trends Council. He is a
member of the I.E.E.E. and the A.C.M. He is in his 23rd year
as a panelist for the American Arbitration Association, arbitrating
disputes involving software and software services.
Web Site: http://www.systemsguild.com/
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The essay is titled “A Really Simple Checklist for Change Readiness
Assessment” Part 1. The essay reminds us of the big things
that sometimes get forgotten when dealing with the minutia of
getting a change project off the ground. Check out the text
of the current essay at www.tcagley.wordpress.com. I should
be back with an essay next show.
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Software Process and Measurement Cast 51 is with Tim Lister. We
discussed Tim's new book "Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies".
fourteen and a half years ago
The SPaMCAST with Tim was refreshing and enjoyable. As a long time Tim fan his craziness is just the unpredictable thinking we need to stimulate new ideas and trigger needed action.
Keep \'em coming, and thanx.