Grady is the author of six best-selling books, including the UML Users Guide and the seminal Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with Applications. He writes a regular column on computing and the human experience for IEEE Software. Grady has published several hundred articles on software engineering, including papers published in the early '80s that originated the term and practice of object-oriented design (OOD), plus papers published in the early 2000's that originated the term and practice of collaborative development environments (CDE).
Grady is an ACM Fellowan IEEE Fellow, a World Technology Network Fellow, a Software Development Forum Visionary, and a recipient of Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming award plus three Jolt Awards. He has given the Turing Lecture and was awarded the Lovelace Medal by the British Computer Society. Grady was a founding board member of the Agile Alliance, the Hillside Group, and the Worldwide Institute of Software Architects, and now also serves on the advisory board of the International Association of Software Architects. He is also a member of the IEEE Software editorial board. Additionally, Grady serves on the board of the Computer History Museum where he helped establish work for the preservation of classic softwareand therein has conducted several oral histories for luminaries such as John Backus, Fred Brooks, and Linus Torvalds, and previously served on the board of the Iliff School of Theology.
Grady received his bachelor of science from the United States Air Force Academy in 1977 and his master of science in electrical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1979.
When not traveling, Grady lives in Maui and in Colorado, but he also lives virtually as the avatar Alem Theas. Grady's interests include reading, traveling, singing, playing the Celtic harp, and kayaking.
At random times, the laws of physics do not apply to him. He is not dead yet.