Grinding it out...

The People Who've Influenced My Thinking

And just like the book list, following are the people who's shoulders I've attempted to stand in my career. In some cases, the names are on the list because of their published writing. But in others, they're on this list Because their work has influenced me in some fashion or form. And here again, I would love to "debate" my choices in a way that grows/changes this list with new names. Eventually, I'll outline how each has influenced me and to what extent. Regardless, I encourage you to research each of the names here and explore their contributions to the field of software.

  • Billy Koen
  • Ward Cunningham
  • Greg Young
  • Scott Ambler
  • Peter Senge
  • Eli Goldratt
  • Edwards Deming
  • Steve McConnell
  • Robert Martin
  • Craig Larman
  • Tom Gilb
  • Michael Lopp (Rands in Repose)
  • Tom & Mary Poppendeick
  • Peter Drucker
  • Grady Booch