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Scott W. Ambler (1966) is a Canadian software engineer, consultant and author, currently Senior Consulting Partner at Scott Ambler + Associates. He is an author of a number of books focused on the Disciplined Agile Delivery process decision framework, the Unified process, Agile software development, the Unified Modeling Language, and CMM-based development.
He regularly runs surveys
which explore software development issues and works with organizations in different countries on their approach to software development. [1 ]
Biography [ edit ]
Ambler received a BSc in
computer science and a MA in information science from the University of Toronto. He has been working in the IT industry since the mid-1980s, and with object technology since the early 1990s. Since 1990 he has worked with OO technology in various roles: Business Architect, System Analyst, System Designer, Project Manager, Smalltalk programmer, Java programmer, and C++ programmer. [2 ] Further he led the development of several software processes, including [3 ] Agile Modeling (AM), Agile Data (AD), Enterprise Unified Process (EUP), and Agile Unified Process (AUP) methodologies.
Ambler has been a contributing editor with
Dr. Dobb's Journal, and has written columns for Software Development, Object Magazine, and Computing Canada. [4 ] [3 ]
He is speaker at a wide variety of practitioner, academic, and private conferences worldwide, such as conferences on Software Development, Agile Universe, UML World, JavaOne, BorCon, Comdex; Application Development conferences including
OOPSLA, EuroSPI, CAiSE; and conferences held by large, Fortune 500 companies for their managers and IT staff. [5 ]
He is a Fellow of the International Association of Software Architects, an Eclipse Process Framework (EPF) committer, and a Jolt Judge at the
Jolt Awards. [2 ]
Ambler has developed the
Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) decision process framework, the Enterprise Unified Process (an extension of the [6 ] Rational Unified Process), and Agile Modeling. [7 ]
See also [ edit ]
Publications [ edit ]
Scott Ambler has published several books
and articles. [8 ] A selection: [9 ]
The object primer: the application developer’s guide to object-orientation. SIGS Books. ISBN 1-884842-17-8 1998.
Process patterns: building large-scale systems using object technology. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-64568-9
Ambler, Scott (2002). . J. Wiley. Agile Modeling: Effective Practices for EXtreme Programming and the Unified Process ISBN 0-471-20282-7.
Ambler, Scott; Constantine, Larry (2002). . CMP Books. The Unified Process Transition and Production Phases ISBN 1-57820-092-X. 2003.
The Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture with James McGovern, Mike Stevens, James Linn, Vikas Sharan, and Elias Jo. Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-141275-2 2003.
Agile database techniques: effective strategies for the agile software developer. Wiley Publishing. ISBN 0-471-20283-5 2004.
The Object Primer: Agile Model Driven Development with UML 2. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-54018-6
Ambler, Scott; Vizdos, Michael (2005). . Prentice Hall PTR. Enterprise Unified Process: Extending the Rational Unified Process ISBN 0-13-191451-0.
Ambler, Scott; Sadalage, Pramod J. (2006). . Addison Wesley Professional. Refactoring Databases: Evolutionary Database Design ISBN 0-321-29353-3.
Ambler, Scott; Lines, Mark (2012). . IBM press. Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Practitioner's Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise ISBN 978-0132810135.
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