Interview with Ivar Jacobson - Part 2

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The inside story of the history of UML; how did it all start? Who was involved? How did it become a standard and a success?

Dr. Ivar Jacobson is a father of components and component architecture, use cases, the Unified Modeling Language and the Rational Unified Process.  He has contributed to modern business modeling and aspect-oriented software development. Lately he has been working on a smarter way to deal with methods and tools in a superlight and agile way.  He has developed a practice concept that is now being adopted by both developers and tool vendors. Right now he is working with a team of software leaders with the mission to build a widely-adopted, strong foundation under software engineering, tentatively called Methods Need Theory.

He is the principal author of six influential and best-selling books. 



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      Putcha V. Narasimham

      I have read Ivar Jacobson through UML User Guide.  It is delightful to see him talking.
      I particularly admire Ivar Jacobson particularly because he proposed and promoted Use Case Diagram and Use Case Descriptions as the starting point for "Giving Shape and adding content to the System to be developed".  I have closely studied these two aspects of UML and I wish to interact with him over the e-mail.
      It is nice to know he is now leading OMG to simplify and make UML Useful. 
      Let have his e-mail ID.

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