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Michael J. Vizdos

The Enterpise Unified Process: Extending the Rational Unified ProcessAbout the Authors

Scott Ambler is a senior consultant with Ronin International, Inc. specializing in software process improvement, adoption, and mentoring. He has contributed to the RUP and has been working with organizations since 1999 to adopt and extend the RUP. He is the thought leader behind the Enterprise Unified Process (EUP), Agile Model Driven Development (AMDD), the Agile Data (AD) method, and the process patterns of the Object-Oriented Software Process (OOSP). He has worked in the information technology (IT) industry since the late 1980s in a wide range of roles within a variety of industries, including financial, retail, military, and health. He has either authored or co-authored numerous books, including The Object Primer, The Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture, Agile Database Techniques, and the four-book Unified Process series. He is a senior editor with Software Development (http://www.sdmagazine.com) and an international speaker in the IT field.

John Nalbone is a senior consultant with Ronin International, Inc. He has worked in the information technology (IT) industry since the late 1980s in a variety of roles. Although he started his career as a coder, his experience covers a wide range, including being an analyst, designer, architect, developer, project manager, and process engineer. He has worked on a variety of projects over the years, including debugging operating systems, developing expert systems, and enterprise architecture efforts, with a number of different clients, including startups, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. His current focus is on helping companies with their process improvement efforts; in particular helping them to adopt both the RUP and/or the EUP.

Michael Vizdos is President of Ronin International, Inc. Michael has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry and has worked in all aspects of the system lifecycle. He came to Ronin with a variety of experience, including six years at Electronic Data Systems and two start-up companies. His specialty is building successful Professional Services teams, and he is also a Certified Scrum Master (http://www.michaelvizdos.com). Michael speaks and writes about various process IT-related topics.

Ronin International, Inc. is based in Evergreen Colorado, just outside of Denver. The team at Ronin is known and respected as a market leader for planning, improving, and implementing various software practices throughout the world. Ronin consultants are in the "knowledge transfer" business. Their goal is to transfer knowledge from their experts to your team members. They work with clients to develop working software, create or improve new software process improvement efforts, and facilitate long-term strategic planning sessions for your IT organization.

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