| About Karl E. WiegersKarl E. Wiegers is Principal Consultant with Process Impact, a software process consulting and education company in Portland, Oregon. Previously, he spent 18 years at Eastman Kodak Company, where he held positions as a photographic research scientist (four years), a software applications developer (nine years), a software manager (three years), and a software process and quality improvement leader (five years). He has led process improvement activities for small teams, for a division of 500 software engineers building Kodak’s digital imaging products, and for the Kodak Internet development group. His writing and teaching are based largely on his experience in improving development processes, technical practices, and quality practices in all these environments, as well as incorporating experiences drawn from his dozens of consulting clients. Karl has managed numerous small software development projects. |
Karl received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Boise State College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and ACM. He has served on the Editorial Board for IEEE Software magazine and as a Contributing Editor for Software Development magazine.
Karl is the author of three previous books, and he has written more than 150 articles on many aspects of software engineering and management, chemistry, and military history during the past 30 years. He is a frequent speaker at software conferences, public seminars, and professional society meetings. As an independent consultant, Karl presents training seminars and consulting engagements at companies worldwide on requirements engineering, software peer reviews, process improvement, risk management, and related topics. He has worked with more than 60 companies in many different industry sectors since 1997.