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Tom DeMarco

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Tom DeMarco is a principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild, a New York--and London-based consulting practice. His clients include Hewlett Packard, Apple, IBM, Bell Laboratories, and many others. He is also the author of seven books on management and technical development methods, including The Deadline, a business novel, and Peopleware. In 1999, Tom was awarded the Wayne Stevens Prize for lifetime contribution to software engineering methods, and he continues to work in areas of organizational change, project management, and litigation. He divides his time between New York City and Camden, Maine.

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Slack
Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency
Written by Tom DeMarco


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $16.00

Tom DeMarco, a leading management consultant to such companies as Hewlett Packard and IBM, shows why downtime--not downsizing--is the key to a company’s growth and profit, and why our current culture of workaholism hurts corporate productivity.

A counterintuitive approach that works for new-and old-economy companies alike, Slack debunks commonly held assumptions about... Read more >
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Slack
Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency
Written by Tom DeMarco


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: November 27, 2001
Price: $11.99

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