Philipp K. Janert has worked as technology consultant, software engineer, technical lead, and project manager in the United States and overseas. He knows small start-ups and large corporate environments. He has seen some good projects fail and some bad ones succeed, and more than once he managed to pull a failing project back from the brink. His writings have appeared on the O'Reilly Network, IBM developerWorks, in IEEE Software and in Linux Magazine. He holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Washington. Visit his website at www.beyondcode.org.