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Rational software expert: Kelli Houston

Kelli Houston - Developed the notion of process and information slots as the foundation for a reusable method framework.

- Spearheaded development of the IBM method authoring method (MAM), serving as method architect and project technical lead.

- Founder and current leader of the IBM Rational Method Composer (RMC) Special Interest Group (SIG).


Kelli is a consulting IT specialist at IBM Rational. She is the method architect for the IBM internal method authoring method (MAM) and is on the team responsible for integrating IBM methods. She leads the IBM Rational Method Composer (RMC) Special Interest Group (SIG) and provides consulting and mentoring services to customers and internal IBM consultants on effective use of Rational Method Composer (RMC).

Kelli has presented at a number of conferences and delivered numerous courses, workshops, and Webinars to both internal and external audiences. She co-authored Building J2EE Applications with the Rational Unified Process and Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with Applications, 3rd Edition, and was a contributing author for Component-Based Software Engineering.

She has developed several key product components for IBM Rational, including:

Kelli holds a BS in computer science from the University of South Florida and an MS in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.