Scott Ambler

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Scott W. Ambler (born 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 [1] which explore software development issues and works with organizations in different countries on their approach to software development.


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.[2] 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.[3] 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,[4] and has written columns for Software Development, Object Magazine, and Computing Canada.[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 [6] (an extension of the Rational Unified Process), and Agile Modeling.[7]

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Scott Ambler has published several books[8] and articles.[9] A selection:


  1. ^ IT Survey Results
  2. ^ a b Scott W. Ambler's Home Page
  3. ^ a b Scott W. Ambler (1998). An Introduction to Process Patterns. An AmbySoft Inc. White Paper.
  4. ^ Dr. Dobb's Journal
  5. ^ Speaking Engagements. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  6. ^ "Enterprise Unified Process Home Page". 
  7. ^ Ambler, Scott (2002). Agile Modeling: Effective Practices for EXtreme Programming and the Unified Process. J. Wiley. ISBN 0-471-20282-7. 
  8. ^ My Books at Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  9. ^ Scott Ambler's Articles and Other Writings. Retrieved May 22, 2009.

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