Meet the experts

Rational expert: Peter Haumer

Rational expert: Peter Haumer

- Lead author of OMG’s Software and Systems Process Engineering Meta-Model, SPEM 2.0

- Solution architect and leading software designer of IBM Rational Method Composer, the Eclipse Process Framework, and the IBM Unified Method Architecture that unified the development process representations between Software Group and Global Services.

- Solution architect for next generation process improvement and governance solutions in IBM Rational’s Measured Capability Improvement Framework.

Dr. Peter Haumer is a solution architect at IBM Rational responsible for defining next-generation product solutions and service offerings related to process improvement and management. He works closely with clients, IBM stakeholders, as well as leads development projects that realize products and solutions for enabling development teams to adopt, refine, and continuously improve their agile development practices. One key focus of his research is the vision to directly support agility@scale, continuous process assessment and improvement, as well as practices-based lean governance across all of Rational's products. He is also interested in adopting business analytics ideas for software development as well as defining measured capability improvement approaches. He is an in-depth technical expert of the Jazz platform and its collaborative application lifecycle management products. He helps and mentors many client and IBM-internal development teams implementing and tailoring Jazz-based solutions to support their development processes.

In the past Peter worked as the lead designer for the Rational Method Composer product platform and the Eclipse Process Framework. Part of that work included the creation of IBM’s Unified Method Architecture that unified the method representation schemas for several groups within IBM including the Global Services Method, the Rational Unified Process, the Summit Ascendant methods, and IBM Practices for Agility@Scale. The original new ideas of that work led to five patent submissions. This work also created the fundament of the Eclipse Process Framework and OMG’s SPEM 2.0 specification. Peter represented IBM at the OMG in the SPEM 2.0 initiative. He served as lead author, submission lead, and Finalization Task Force lead of the resulting SPEM 2.0 specification.

Peter also worked as a senior professional services consultant for the IBM Rational brand. He performed on-site consulting and training, and he assisted and coached customers to be successful with the Rational Unified Process and many of Rational solutions. His areas of expertise include software process improvement, requirements management, object-oriented analysis, design, and implementation for enterprise application architectures. Before joining Rational, he worked in basic research in the areas of requirements engineering and flexible process-integrated CASE tool architectures. Peter received his doctorate in computer science from the Technical University Aachen, Germany. He has published 25 articles and presented at more than 50 international conferences and workshops.

Key publications