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Robert Martin (Uncle Bob)


President and Chief Executive Officer, Object Mentor

Location: Gurnee, IL 60031

(847) 249-4209



Robert C. Martin has been a software professional since 1970. In the last 35 years, he has worked in various capacities on literally hundreds of software projects. He has authored "landmark" books on Agile Programming, Extreme Programming, UML, Object-Oriented Programming, and C++ Programming. He has published dozens of articles in various trade journals. Today, He is one of the software industry's leading authorities on Agile software development and is a regular speaker at international conferences and trade shows. He is a former editor of the C++ Report and currently writes a monthly Craftsman column for Software Development magazine.
Mr. Martin is the founder, CEO, and president of Object Mentor Incorporated. Object Mentor is a sister company to Object Mentor International. Like OMI, Object Mentor is comprised of highly experienced software professionals who provide process improvement consulting, object-oriented software design consulting , training, and development services to major corporations around the world.

Selected Publications
Pattern Languages of Program Design 3
Edited by Robert C. Martin, Frank Buschmann, Dirk Riehle,
Addison Wesley, 1997, ISBN 0201310112
Designing Object Oriented C++ Applications using the Booch Method
Robert C. Martin,
Prentice Hall, 1995, ISBN 0132038374
More C++ Gems
Edited by Robert C. Martin,
Cambridge Press, 1999, ISBN 0521786185
Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices
Robert C. Martin,
Prentice Hall, 2002
Extreme Programming in Practice
James Newkirk and Robert C. Martin,
Addison Wesley, 2001, ISBN 0201709376
UML for Java Programmers
Robert C. Martin,
Prentice Hall (2003)

Articles I've written

The Land that Scrum Forgot
What goes wrong with so many Scrum projects?  Why does the velocity start out high, but then precipitously decline?  Why do some Scrum teams eventually give up on Scrum?  What’s going wrong?


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