Princeton ACM / IEEE Computer Society Professional Chapters

January 1996 Joint Meeting

Software Risk Management

Tim Lister
Atlantic Systems Guild

We must learn how to court risk, rather than try to ignore it. Every great software project is full of risk; maybe that is why it is worth doing in the first place. Tim will discuss why software risk management is project management for grown-ups. He will present some of the nuts and bolts of risk management, and how it becomes the backbone for project planning and process.

Tim Lister is a Principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild working out of their NYC office. He is the author of several books, seminars, and video series on assorted project management issues. His book, Peopleware, co-authored with Tom Demarco, was recently recognized by Fred Brooks, author of The Mythical Man-Month, as "a major contribution during recent years" (IEEE Software, September 1995). Tim also serves as a panelist for the American Arbitration Association, arbitrating disputes concerning software and software services.

Date: Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 pm
Location: Auditorium, David Sarnoff Research Center, 201 Washington Road (Rt 571 1/4 mile south of US 1), Princeton, NJ

Additional Information: recorded info (609) 924-8704, Dennis Mancl (908) 582-7086, or Rebecca Mercuri (609) 895-1375

A pre-meeting dinner with the speaker will be held at 6 pm at the Rusty Scupper, 378 Alexander Road, Princeton. If you would like to attend, please call (609) 924-8704 and record your reservation on the answering machine.

All ACM / IEEE-CS meetings are open to the public. Students and their parents are welcome. There is no admission charge, and refreshments are served after the meeting.