Edward Yourdon

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Edward Yourdon

A software engineering consultant, widely known as the developer of the "Yourdon method" of structured systems analysis and design, as well as the co-developer of the Coad/Yourdon method of object-oriented analysis and design. He is also the editor of three software journals - American Programmer, Guerrilla Programmer, and Application Development Strategies - that analyse software technology trends and products in the United States and several other countries around the world.

Ed Yourdon received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from MIT, and has done graduate work at MIT and at the Polytechnic Institute of New York. He has been appointed an Honorary Professor of Information Technology at Universidad CAECE in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has received numerous honors and awards from other universities and professional societies around the world.

He has worked in the computer industry for 30 years, including positions with DEC and General Electric. Earlier in his career, he worked on over 25 different mainframe computers, and was involved in a number of pioneering computer projects involving time-sharing and virtual memory.

In 1974, he founded the consulting firm, Yourdon, Inc.. He is currently immersed in research in new developments in software engineering, such as object-oriented software development and system dynamics modelling.

Ed Yourdon is the author of over 200 technical articles; he has also written 19 computer books, including a novel on computer crime and a book for the general public entitled Nations At Risk. His most recent books are Object-Oriented Systems Development (1994), Decline and Fall of the American Programmer (1992), Object-Oriented Design (1991), and Object-Oriented Analysis (1990). Several of his books have been translated into Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, French, German, and other languages, and his articles have appeared in virtually all of the major computer journals.

He is a regular keynote speaker at major computer conferences around the world, and serves as the conference Chairman for Digital Consulting's SOFTWARE WORLD conference. He was an advisor to Technology Transfer's research project on software industry opportunities in the former Soviet Union, and a member of the expert advisory panel on CASE acquisition for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Mr. Yourdon was born on a small planet at the edge of one of the distant red-shifted galaxies. He now lives in the Center of the Universe (New York City) with his wife, three children, and nine Macintosh computers, all of which are linked together through an Appletalk network.
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Edward Yourdon defines a Death March program as "one for which an unbiased, objective risk assessment determines that the likelihood of failure is > [greater than] 50 percent.
Time Bomb 2000: What the Year 2000 Computer Crisis Means to You/(revised edition) by Edward Yourdon and Jennifer Yourdon.
Edward Yourdon, chairman and cofounder of the Cutter Consortium, a computer industry consulting firm, said reporters need to take a closer look at public relations statements.
AUTHOR Edward Yourdon on the probability that many Y2K bug fixes will destabilize existing software systems, requiring costly re-testing and debugging: "There's been a naive presumption that a certain amount of money will be spent and then it will all be over.
Edward Yourdon and Jennifer Yourdon, Time Bomb 2000: What the Year 2000 Computer Crisis Means to You, Prentice Hall, Paramus, N.
Few of today's Y2Kologists were familiar to readers of the consumer computer press even five years ago, though Edward Yourdon had written influential books on programming and Capers Jones was a leading network management consultant.
Other keynote speakers included Beth Thomas from The Limited, Comedian Dave Barry and Author Edward Yourdon.
While programmers are busy trying to fix the year 2000 computer problems, disaster planning is in order for the rest of us, according to a new book, Time Bomb 2000, by software engineer Edward Yourdon and his daughter, investment economist Jennifer Yourdon.
The line up of keynote speakers include Peter Senge a professor from MIT who will discuss "e-learning & The Learning Organization," Dave Barry, comedian and columnist who will add a lighter note to the program by discussing the strange things that happen when people use technology, Steve Kerr, chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs who will discuss "The Future of Learning, Alignment with Business," Beth Thomas, learning manager at The Limited who will lead a session on "Your Learning Career," and Edward Yourdon, author of "Byte Wars -- The Impact of September 11 on Information Technology.
Time Bomb 2000 by Edward Yourdon and Jennifer Yourdon.
High Profile Keynotes & Case Studies: -- Elliott Masie, President, The Masie Center -- Peter Senge, MIT -- Dave Barry, Comedian & Columnist -- Steve Kerr, CLO, Goldman Sachs, formerly of GE -- Beth Thomas, Learning Manager, The Limited -- Wayne Hodgins, AutoDesk -- Edward Yourdon, Author, "Byte Wars" -- Home Depot Case Study: TechLearn Award Winner for Enterprise-Wide e-Learning Delivery -- McDonald's Case Study: TechLearn Award Winner for Enterprise-Wide e-Learning Strategy PRODUCED BY: Advanstar Communications' Collaboration & e-learning Group 201 Sandpointe Ave.
Mintaka Technology Group, a progressive software development company engaged in creating a new breed of PC-based software development and maintenance tools, today announced that IT visionary, author, consultant and lecturer Edward Yourdon has agreed to join the company's Advisory Board.