Nebraska Authors

Gerald M. Weinberg

Born 1933-10-27 Chicago, IL (USA)

Died 2018-08-07

Formally trained in mathematics, physics, and communication sciences, Weinberg started his career in data processing in 1956. Weinberg's column "Phase Two" appeared in publications throughout the world. He was the husband of fellow Nebraska author Dr. Daniela Weinberg.

Places Lived

Chicago, IL
Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE
Ann Arbor, MI
Binghamton, NY
New York, NY
Pecos, NM

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Technical; Business; Consulting; Computer Software


High School Diploma, Omaha Central High School, Omaha, NE
Ph.D. in Communication Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Manager of Operating Systems Development for Project Mercury

Places Worked

Project Mercury
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Columbia University, New York, NY
Weinberg and Weinberg Consultants


Society for General Systems Research
Oregon Writers Network


The Psychology of Computer Programming. 1971.
An Introduction to General Systems Thinking. 1975.
General Principles of Systems Design. with Daniela Weinberg, 1979.
The Secrets of Consulting. 1985.
Becoming a Technical Leader. 1986.
Understanding the Professional Programmer. 1988.
Rethinking Systems Analysis and Design. 1988.
Quality Software Management: Anticipating Change. Vol. 1: Systems Thinking. 1992.
Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method. 2006.
The Aremac Project. 2007.
Perfect Software: And Other Illusions about Testing. 2008.
Freshman Murders. 2010.

Weinberg published nearly 100 books. The list represents a small portion of his published works.

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