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. 
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.  Further he led the development of several software processes, including  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.  
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. 
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. 
Ambler has developed the
Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) decision process framework, the Enterprise Unified Process (an extension of the  Rational Unified Process), and Agile Modeling. 
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Publications [ edit ]
Scott Ambler has published several books
and articles.  A selection: 
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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