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Karl Wiegers


About Me

Karl's Books


Karl's Songs



Welcome! I'm a software development consultant, speaker, trainer, and author. At this site you can get information about my services, the books I've written, and my background and interests.

About Me   Here's a brief biography, with a bit about my childhood as a world traveler, educational background, my transition from organic chemistry into software development, and my hobbies and interests.

My Books   This page describes the books I've written, with links to information and sample chapters for each. My most recent book is Software Requirements Essentials, a compact, focused book that describes the 20 most important requirements practices that every team should perform. Software Development Pearls presents 60 important lessons that can help any organization build better software more efficiently. The Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things explores why so many products are poorly designed and how designers can do better. My first novel, The Reconstruction, was the most fun I ever had writing something.

Software Requirements Essentials       Software Development Pearls       The Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things       The Reconstruction

Consulting   I've been running my software development training and consulting company, Process Impact, since 1997. This link tells you about all the products and services Process Impact can provide.

My Songs   Several years ago my wife, Chris, told me I needed a new hobby. So I got out my guitars and started recording songs, both originals that I wrote and covers of other people's songs. Chris hasn't made that mistake again. You can listen to them here, if you dare.

Just for Fun   Check out pictures of Chris and me in our prizewinning Halloween costumes. She's a Johnny Depp fan; could you tell?

Contact Me   I'm always happy to hear from people who are interested in my work. You can connect with me through this page.