April Dinner Meeting Announcement
An Evening With Tom DeMarco
Thursday, April 25, 2002
Sheraton Four Points, Waltham, MA

Joint Meeting with Boston SPIN and ASQ-Boston

ASQ-Boston and Boston SPIN present an evening of networking and fun.
Well-known business and fiction author Tom DeMarco will discuss
material presented in his latest book: Slack, Getting Past Burnout,
Busywork and the Myth of Total Efficiency. He will also be available
to sign copies (which may be purchased at the meeting). Tom is an
engaging speaker with interesting, real-world stories to share. His
career began at Bell Telephone Laboratories and his lecturing and
consulting experiences have taken him around the world. His recent
interests include project management, change facilitation, and
litigation of software-intensive contracts. Tom's credentials include
a BSEE degree from Cornell University, an MS from Columbia
University, and a diplome from the University of Paris at the
Sorbonne. He is a member of the ACM and a Fellow of the IEEE. He
makes his home in Camden, Maine.

Please bring your business cards and a friend, if you wish, for a
great evening of networking, learning and entertainment!

Please note the following meeting format change: hors d'oeuvres
buffet rather than sit down dinner. Hors d'oeuvres buffet will be
served during the networking session from 5:30pm to 7:15pm. Tom will
begin speaking at 7:30pm. Space is limited -- reserve early!

Reservations: Please provide the name of each person requesting a
guaranteed reservation, with company affiliation and a contact phone
number. Call 617 755-ASQC (755-2772), 24 hours a day, or make your
reservation online. The deadline for reservations is April 22, 2002.
If you must cancel, please do so by the deadline -- otherwise you
will be billed for the dinner. We welcome non-members.

Cost: $25.00 ($15.00 for students, and those unemployed or retired)

Directions: The Sheraton Four Points Hotel is located in Waltham at
420 Totten Pond Road. From I-95/Route 128, take Exit 27A. The hotel
is just East of the highway. The hotel's phone number is (781) 890-

For more information: http://www.bostonspin.org
For SPIN info: Contact Linda McInnis, LindaMc@TheWorld.com