Dr Alistair Cockburn

Dr. Alistair Cockburn is a computer scientist, known as one of the initiators of the Agile movement in software development. In 2003, Cockburn received his PhD degree in computer science from The University of Oslo.

He helped in writing the Agile Manifesto (Manifesto for Agile Software Development) in 2001, and co-founded the International Consortium for Agile in 2009. Alistair is a principal expositor of the use case for documenting business processes and behavioral requirements for software, and inventor of the Cockburn Scale for categorizing software projects.

As a consulting fellow at Humans and Technology, he is responsible for helping clients succeed with object-oriented projects. Alistair has more than 20 years of experience leading projects in hardware and software development in insurance, retail, and e-commerce companies, and in large organizations such as the Central Bank of Norway and IBM.

Three of his books have won Jolt awards and been listed in “The Top 100 Best Software Books of All Time”. He consistently receives high ratings for his presentations and courses. The most outstanding is that he was voted one of the “All-Time Top 150 i-Technology Heroes” for his work in creating and steering Agile software development.