Gerald M. Weinberg: Writer  -  Consultant

Dedicated to Helping Smart People be Happy



      Books on Quality

Handbook of Walkthroughs, Inspections, and Technical Reviews

Perfect Software and other Fallacies about Software Testing

The Aremac Project (a novel)

Quality Software Management Series

    Vol.1. Systems Thinking

    Vol.2. First-Order Measurement

    Vol.3. Congruent Action

    Vol.4. Anticipating Change

Rethinking Systems Analysis and Design

Understanding the Professional Programmer

Are Your Lights On?

Exploring Requirements

Amplifying Your Effectiveness


Problem Solving Leadership

with Esther Derby and Johanna Rothman

AYE Conference (Amplifying Your Effectiveness)

• I offer a few private workshops, such as

        • Workshop in designing experiential training

        • Consulting Clinics

         These private workshops are open only to people I know through previous workshops or the AYE Conference or the SHAPE Forum. (To indicate your interest, or for information, contact Esther Derby.)

     Articles About Quality

Secrets of Consulting (blog)

Beyond Blaming

    Make your organization blame-free and productive

Beware of the Quick Fix

   A moment's thought may keep you out of big trouble.

Always Be Second

    Ask yourself if you really want or need to be first.

Disposable Programs

    One-time programs should be much cheaper.

The Exception is the Rule

    Exceptions are here to stay. Deal with them.

Lullaby Language

    Don't let others put your mind to sleep.


    How to hand millions of excuses.

Advice for Software Development Managers

    Here are some different ways to see your job.

So, Sue Me

    What strategy really leads to creativity?

Test Trimming: A Fable about Testing

    Make sure you have the time you need.

Treaties to Deal with Communication and Conflict

    Manage interfaces.

Four Different Ways of Participating

    Be a better leader and/or follower.

Yielding to Pressure

    Improve your negotiating.


            (with comments about quality)

Here are some recent interviews with Jerry, in a variety of formats:

Clarke Ching asks Questions about Perfect Software

CIO Magazine: The Unfulfilled Project

StickyMinds:Beth Layman interviews Jerry about the state of the practice, becoming a technical leader, and the future of software engineering

Michael Hunter asks Five questions on testing and debugging.

Personal Chemistry and the Healthy Body

(based on an interview for software people I gave decades ago, which still seems relevant today)

On change, as part of an article by John Manuel K.

Software Development Interview: Advice for Software Development Managers

Consulting Tips: Management Consulting News

On the past and future of software engineering, by StickyMinds

Dorset House: Sidebar links to various interviews about books and book topics

A really fun, wide-ranging interview conducted by Clay Shannon