Grady Booch

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Grady BoochName: Grady Booch

Born: February 27, 1955

Computer related contributions

  • One of the original authors of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) 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.


  • 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 Association for Computing Machinery (1995)


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