Welcome! I'm a software development consultant, speaker, trainer, and author. At this site you can get information about my services, the books I've written, and my background and interests.
About Me Here's a brief biography, with a bit about my childhood as a world traveler, educational background, my transition from organic chemistry into software development, and my hobbies and interests.
This page describes the books I've written, with links to information and
sample chapters for each. My most recent book is Software Requirements Essentials, a compact, focused book that
describes the 20 most important requirements practices that every team should perform.
Software Development Pearls presents 60 important lessons that can help any organization build better software
more efficiently. The Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things
explores why so many products are poorly designed and how designers can do better. My first novel, The Reconstruction,
was the most fun I ever had writing something.
My Songs Several years ago my wife, Chris, told me I needed a new hobby. So I got out my guitars and started recording songs, both originals that I wrote and covers of other people's songs. Chris hasn't made that mistake again. You can listen to them here, if you dare.