Thomas Drake, Consultant, USA

Thomas Drake Mr. Drake is currently an independent consultant in the United States specializing in software quality, software engineering, and organizational management.

He has conducted frequent seminars, tutorials and workshops covering software engineering, software metrics, testing, best current practices in software development, the business case for software engineering, software quality engineering, project management, organizational dynamics and change management, and the people side of information technology.

Mr. Drake has personally measured and analyzed well over 150,000,000 lines of Java, C++, and C code plus others. He supports the "weak-link" theory of software development and the use of software entropy principles as a risk identifier for generating higher quality software-based information technology systems.

He is the principal author of a chapter on "Metrics Used for Object-Oriented Software Quality" for a CRC Press Object Technology Handbook published in January of 1999. In addition, Mr. Drake is the author of a theme article entitled: "Measuring Software Quality: A Case Study" published in the November 1996 issue of IEEE Computer.

Mr. Drake is a member of IEEE and of the IEEE Computer Society. He considers himself a quality advocate, a software archaeologist and a management anthropologist without apology.