Craig Larman

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Craig Larman
Born ca. 1958
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Simon Fraser University
Occupation computer scientist
Years active 1985-present

Craig Larman (born ca. 1958) is a Canadian computer scientist specializing in Iterative and incremental development, Agile software development, Object-oriented analysis, Object-oriented design, and agile modeling. He is the author of several texts on large scale Scrum.


Larman received his B.Sc. and in 1985 his M.Sc., both in computer science, from the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he got familiarized with the fields of object-oriented programming, artificial intelligence, and case-based reasoning.

During his studies Larman started working as independent product developer in 1978 in Vancouver. After graduation in 1985 he switched to Organizational Design consultancy. Currently, he is chief scientist at Valtech, a technology consulting and skills transfer organization based in Paris, France.

Larman also serves as an independent author[1] and consultant with a focus on organizational redesign and systems thinking[2] for businesses and organizations adopting iterative and agile practices, agile modeling, or OOA/D, and he has been helpful in forensic investigations with failed software projects and as an expert witness in legal disputes.

Selected Publications[edit]


  • 1997 - Applying UML and Patterns - ISBN 0-13-748880-7
  • 1999 - Java 2 Performance and Idiom Guide - ISBN 0-13-014260-3 (with Rhett Guthrie)
  • 2001 - Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and the Unified Process - ISBN 0-13-092569-1
  • 2003 - Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide - ISBN 0-13-111155-8
  • 2004 - Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and Iterative Development - ISBN 0-13-148906-2
  • 2008 - Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum - ISBN 0-321-48096-1 (with Bas Vodde)
  • 2010 - Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite, and Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum - ISBN 0-321-63640-6 (with Bas Vodde)

Articles, a selection:


  1. ^ "Protected Variation" (PDF). Retrieved 17 Aug 2012. 
  2. ^ "IEEE Computer Society". Retrieved 17 Aug 2012. 

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