Programming is a Dark Art, and it always will be. The programmer is fighting against the two most destructive forces in the universe: entropy and human stupidity. These are not things you can overcome with a methodology or on a schedule.
Damian Conway is a computer scientist, a member of the Perl community and the author of several books. Until 2010, he was also an adjunct associate professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. Damian completed his BSc (with honours) and PhD at Monash. He is perhaps best known for his contributions to CPAN and Perl 6 language design, and his Perl programming training courses. He has won the Larry Wall Award three times for CPAN contributions. His involvement in Perl 6 language design has been as an interlocutor and explicator of Larry Wall. He is one of the authors of the Significantly Prettier and Easier C++ Syntax (SPEC).