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Gerald M. Weinberg


Internationally respected for his innovative thinking on both human and technical issues, GERALD M. WEINBERG focuses on ways to help people improve their productivity. A highly influential author, lecturer, and consultant, he draws on experiences gained in all three roles, as well as from a long technical career as a software developer and researcher.

Gerald M. Weinberg has written on topics ranging from computer systems and programming to education and problem solving -- and most recently, on writing, itself, and fiction! He is author, coauthor, or editor of twenty Dorset House books, listed below.


• Principal, Weinberg & Weinberg

• author of more than 40 books and more than 400 articles

• translated into more than ten languages, including Japanese, French, Korean, German, Chinese, Hungarian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Portuguese

• Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, SUNY Binghamton, Columbia University

• Manager of Operating Systems Development, Project Mercury (which put the first American into space)

• 2001-2002 Winner of The Stevens Award for Contributions to Software Engineering

• 2000 Inductee into the Computer Hall of Fame (in its first class)

• 1993 Winner of The J.-D. Warnier Prize for Excellence in Information Sciences

• Founding Member, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

• Keynote Speaker, Software Development East Conference, Software Development West Conference, The Agile Developers Conference, The Int. Conf. on Software Quality

• Cofounder, Amplifying Your Effectiveness Conference

• taught more than 1,000 writing students during 40 years, through his Fieldstone Method Workshop, his Satir Writing Seminar, and one-on-one coaching

• member of Southwest Writers, Oregon Writers Network, and private groups

• student of and co-trainer with family therapy pioneer Virginia Satir

• moderates an online discussion group, The SHAPE Forum, with more than 200 subscribers

• born and raised in Chicago; father of four children, with four grandchildren and, at present, two highly decorated German Shepherd dogs

Recent Releases

Starting February 2011, find Jerry's eBook nonfiction and novels listed at Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords stores, and at www.geraldmweinberg.com.

In May 2007, after more than 40 nonfiction titles, Jerry released his first sci-fi techno-thriller -- The Aremac Project. Its release also marked the debut of our imprint, Little West Press.

In January 2006, Dorset House released Weinberg on Writing, in which Jerry presents the writing method that has propelled him for more than 40 years. It was named a finalist for two awards: the Jolt Product Excellence Award and the USABookNews Best Books Award.

In January 2002, Dorset House released More Secrets of Consulting, the much-anticipated follow-up to The Secrets of Consulting, Weinberg's 1985 best-seller.

In 2001, Dorset House acquired and released a Silver Anniversary Edition of Weinberg's 1975 classic, An Introduction to General Systems Thinking. Also, Weinberg joined James Bullock and Marie Benesh to edit and release Roundtable on Project Management, a roundtable discussion book drawn from Weinberg's subscription-only, Web-based forum.

In 2000, Weinberg contributed to Amplifying Your Effectiveness, a series of essays he co-edited with James Bach and Naomi Karten.

In His Own Words

"Dani and I own and operate Weinberg & Weinberg, a consulting/training firm dedicated to helping people and companies become more fully human. Our workshops include Problem Solving Leadership, Organizational Change Shop, and Software Engineering Management Development Group. My primary responsibilities in the firm are general management, leading workshops, consulting, and training workshop faculty. I have been in the computing business at least since 1956, and running my own consulting/training business since 1969.
        "I think that my special skills are empathy and the ability to see the big picture in complex situations. I want to further develop my understanding of human beings when they are not acting up to their full potential. My special vision is to bring computing technology to better serve the world, especially by working with the leaders in this field. I like to think of my profession as restoring human works of art."—GMW

Bibliography: Gerald M. Weinberg

Amplifying Your Effectiveness:
Collected Essays

(with James Bach and Naomi Karten)

ISBN: 978-0-932633-47-7  
©2000   160 pages   softcover  
$24.95 (plus shipping)


Are Your Lights On?:
How to Figure Out What the Problem Really Is
(with Donald C. Gause)

ISBN: 978-0-932633-16-3  
©1990   176 pages   softcover  
$13.95 (plus shipping)

Aremac Project

The Aremac Project
   A Sci-Fi Techno-Thriller

ISBN: 978-0-932633-70-5  
©2007   368 pages   softcover  
$17.95 (plus shipping)


Becoming a Technical Leader:
An Organic Problem-Solving Approach

ISBN: 978-0-932633-02-6  
©1986   304 pages   softcover  
$29.95 (plus shipping)


Exploring Requirements:
Quality Before Design
(with Donald C. Gause)

*Now in softcover, at a lower price*
ISBN: 978-0-932633-73-6  
©1989   320 pages   softcover  
$39.95 (plus shipping)


General Principles of Systems Design
(with Daniela Weinberg)

ISBN: 978-0-932633-07-1  
©1988   376 pages   softcover  
$27.95 (plus shipping)


Handbook of Walkthroughs,
Inspections, and Technical Reviews
(with Daniel P. Freedman)

ISBN: 978-0-932633-19-4  
©1990   464 pages   hardcover  
$49.95 (plus shipping)

An Introduction to General Systems Thinking:
Silver Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 978-0-932633-49-1  
©2001   304 pages   softcover  
$33.95 (plus shipping)


More Secrets of Consulting:
The Consultant's Tool Kit

ISBN: 978-0-932633-52-1  
©2002   216 pages   softcover  
$33.95 (plus shipping)

Perfect Software:
And Other Illusions About Testing

ISBN: 978-0-932633-69-9  
©2008  200 pages   softcover  
$23.95 (plus shipping)


The Psychology of Computer Programming:
Silver Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 978-0-932633-42-2  
©1998   360 pages   softcover  
$44.95 (plus shipping)


Quality Software Management, Vol. 1:
Systems Thinking

*Now in softcover, at a lower price*
ISBN: 978-0-932633-72-9  
©1992   336 pages   softcover  
$36.95 (plus shipping)


Quality Software Management, Vol. 2:
First-Order Measurement

ISBN: 978-0-932633-24-8  
©1993   360 pages   hardcover  
$43.95 (plus shipping)


Quality Software Management, Vol. 3:
Congruent Action

ISBN: 978-0-932633-28-6  
©1994   328 pages   hardcover  
$39.95 (plus shipping)


Quality Software Management, Vol. 4:
Anticipating Change

ISBN: 978-0-932633-32-3  
© 1997   504 pages   hardcover  
$44.95 (plus shipping)


Rethinking Systems Analysis & Design

ISBN: 978-0-932633-08-8  
©1988   208 pages   softcover  
$27.95 (plus shipping)


The Secrets of Consulting:
A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully

ISBN: 978-0-932633-01-9  
©1985   248 pages   softcover
$29.95 (plus shipping)

Roundtable on Project Management:
A SHAPE Forum Dialogue

(with James Bullock and Marie Benesh)

ISBN: 978-0-932633-48-4  
©2001   200 pages   softcover
$15.95 (plus shipping)

Roundtable on Technical Leadership:
A SHAPE Forum Dialogue

(with James Bullock and Marie Benesh)

ISBN: 978-0-932633-51-4 
©2002  176 pages   softcover
$15.95 (plus shipping)

Understanding the Professional Programmer

ISBN: 978-0-932633-09-5  
©1988   240 pages   softcover  
$24.95 (plus shipping)

Weinberg on Writing:
The Fieldstone Method

ISBN: 978-0-932633-65-1 
©2006   208 pages   softcover  
$24.95 (plus shipping)

Interview on Roundtable on Technical Leadership
Audio Interview on More Secrets of Consulting
on Let's Talk Computers:
Windows Media

Real Audio
Interview on More Secrets of Consulting
Interview on The Psychology of Computer Programming
Interview on Roundtable on Technical Leadership
Interview on Quality Software Management, Vol. 4: Anticipating Change
Excerpt from Exploring Requirements: "Negotiating a Common Understanding"
Excerpt from Exploring Requirements: "Ambiguity in Stating Requirements"
Excerpt from More Secrets of Consulting: "Sample Laws, Rules, and Principles
Excerpt from More Secrets of Consulting: "The Law of Strawberry Jam"
Excerpt from More Secrets of Consulting: "Polanski's Pointer"
Excerpt from The Psychology of Computer Programming: "Critical Personality Traits"
Excerpt from Quality Software Management, Vol. 4: Anticipating Change: Preface
Excerpt from The Secrets of Consulting: Preface

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