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Name  Scott Ambler
Role  Software Engineer
Education  University of Toronto

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Books  The object primer, Refactoring databases, Disciplined Agile Delivery, Agile Database Techniqu, The elements of UML style
Similar People  Larry Constantine, Craig Larman, Ginni Rometty

Agile Modeling - Scott Ambler

Scott W. Ambler (born 1966) is a Canadian software engineer, consultant and author. 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 Capability Maturity Model (CMM) development.


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He regularly runs surveys which explore software development issues and works with organizations in different countries on their approach to software development.

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He periodically submits updates to various Wikipedia pages, usually around software process as that is his professional passion, when he runs into pages that could be fleshed out better. He wishes that he had more time to contribute to this incredible resource.


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, with object technology since the early 1990s, and in IT methodologies since the mid-1990s. Scott has led the development of several software processes, including Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) (with Mark Lines), Agile Modeling (AM), Agile Data (AD), Enterprise Unified Process (EUP), and Agile Unified Process (AUP) methodologies. Scott is currently a Senior Consulting Partner with SA+A helping organizations around the world to improve their IT processes.

Ambler was 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 and academic conferences worldwide. Public conferences include Agile 20XX, Agile India 20XX, Software Development, Agile Universe, UML World, JavaOne, OOPSLA, EuroSPI, and CAiSE. Scott also is a keynote speaker at private conferences organized by large, Fortune 500 companies for their managers and IT staff.

He is a Fellow of the Disciplined Agile Consortium and the International Association of Software Architects (IASA). In the past he was,an Eclipse Process Framework (EPF) committer and a Jolt Judge at the Jolt Awards.


Ambler has co-developed the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) decision process framework with Mark Lines, the Enterprise Unified Process (an extension of the Rational Unified Process), and Agile Modeling.


Scott Ambler has published several books and articles. A selection:

  • Ambler, Scott (1995). The Object Primer: the application developer’s guide to object-orientation. SIGS Books. ISBN 1-884842-17-8. 
  • Ambler, Scott (1998). Process Patterns: building large-scale systems using object technology. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-64568-9. 
  • Ambler, Scott (2002). Agile Modeling: Effective Practices for EXtreme Programming and the Unified Process. J. Wiley. ISBN 0-471-20282-7. 
  • Ambler, Scott; Constantine, Larry (2002). The Unified Process Transition and Production Phases. CMP Books. ISBN 1-57820-092-X. 
  • McGovern, James; Ambler, Scott; Stevens, Mike; Linn, James; Sharan, Vikas; Jo, Elias (2003). The Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture. Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-141275-2. 
  • Ambler, Scott (2003). Agile Database Techniques: effective strategies for the agile software developer. Wiley Publishing. ISBN 0-471-20283-5. 
  • Ambler, Scott (2004). The Object Primer 3rd Edition: Agile Model Driven Development with UML 2. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-54018-6. 
  • Ambler, Scott; Vizdos, Michael (2005). Enterprise Unified Process: Extending the Rational Unified Process. Prentice Hall PTR. ISBN 0-13-191451-0. 
  • Ambler, Scott; Sadalage, Pramod J. (2006). Refactoring Databases: Evolutionary Database Design. Addison Wesley Professional. ISBN 0-321-29353-3. 
  • Ambler, Scott; Lines, Mark (2012). Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Practitioner's Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise. IBM press. ISBN 978-0132810135. 
  • Lines, Mark; Ambler, Scott (2015). Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Small Team's Journey from Scrum to Continuous Delivery. Disciplined Agile Consortium. ISBN 978-1497544383. 
  • References

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