Roll call: 7 questions for...Paul Urban
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It’s our first roll call of the year and this time we’re calling on Paul Urban. Paul has more than 25 years experience in developing systems, software, and hardware in the embedded and real-time systems industry. He is an OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional Model User, and a senior systems market manager for IBM Rational software and has worked with Rational software in various roles since 1995. Paul is a prolific author on developerWorks and has earned the Contributing Author badge. Learn more from Paul at the Rational Rhapsody enlightenment webinar series.
What books have influenced your ideas and thoughts the most?
What communities, forums or user groups do you turn to for help or technical insight?
What magazines, newspapers and/or information products do you study?
How do you handle defeat and/or failure?
Which (future) standards are seen as important?
To what extent is User Experience integrated with software development in practice?
How do you keep up with changes in the industry?
After hours Paul spends his time supporting his kids in their extracurricular activities (soccer, karate, dancing or cub scouts), and for the few moments he saves for himself he golfs. Paul was part of the 2011 IBM Golf League champion team. Paul’s latest article is Safety-related software development using a model-based testing workflow. Think about this question as you read the article, and feel free to answer the question in the comments section: