Grady Booch

Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope
Grady Booch

Name: Grady Booch

Born: February 27, 1955

Computer-related contributions

  • One of the original authors of UML (Unified Modeling Language) and was also one of the original developers of several of Rational's products.
  • Recognized for his work in software engineering, software architecture, and collaborative development environments.
  • He now is part of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center serving as chief scientist for Software Engineering.

Significant publications

  • Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with Applications (2007).
  • The Unified Modeling Language User Guide, Second Edition (2005).
  • The Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual (2004).
  • The Complete UML Training Course (2000).
  • The Unified Software Development Process (1999).
  • Object Solutions: Managing the Object-Oriented Project (1995).
  • Software Engineering with Ada (1983).

Honors and awards

  • Recognized as an IEEE Fellow (2010).
  • Named an IBM Fellow (2003).
  • Inducted as a Fellow of the ACM (1995).


"A fool with a tool is still a fool."