- Helped to create the IBM Rational Unified Process.
- Spearheads adoption of agile practices both inside and outside IBM, writing books and articles, offering adoption assistance, and co-chairing conferences to carry out this mission.
- Initiator and driver of the Eclipse Process Framework Project.
- Key thought leader behind OpenUP.
As development manager for the IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP) and IBM Rational Method Composer, Per Kroll is responsible for strategy in the process area. He is also project leader on the Eclipse Process Framework Project, an open source project which centers on software practices.
Per has a twenty-year background in software development for supply chain management, telecom, communications. He co-authored The Rational Unified Process Made Easy – A Practitioner’s Guide with Philippe Kruchten, and Agility and Discipline Made Easy – Practices from OpenUP and RUP with Bruce MacIsaac. A frequent speaker at conferences, Per has authored numerous articles on software engineering.
Per’s key areas of expertise include agile development.
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