Failure of an IT project to deliver value on time to stakeholders

Wednesday 11 March 2009

Westminster Business School, Marylebone Road

Tom Gilb

Tom is an independent teacher, consultant and writer. He has published nine books, including the early coining of the term "Software Metrics" (1976) and he is a frequent keynote speaker, invited speaker, panelist, and tutorial speaker at international conferences.

He has published hundreds of papers. One paper (Laws of Unreliability, Datamation, March 1975) gave his Laws of Unreliability. He is recognised as the founder or major driver of several technical disciplines such as 'software metrics' and 'evolutionary project management', as well as being an innovative pioneer in Inspections, and the inventor of the planning language Planguage.

He is directly recognised as the idea source for parts of the Agile and Extreme programming methods (primarily the incremental cycles). He consults and teaches in partnership with his son Kai Gilb, worldwide. His methods are widely and officially adopted by many organisations such as IBM, Nokia, Ericsson, HP, Intel, Citigroup - and many other large and small organisations.