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Winston W. Royce (1929–1995) was an American computer
scientist, director at Lockheed Software Technology Center in Austin, Texas, and
one of the leaders in software development in the second
half of the 20th century.
He was the first who described the Waterfall model for software
development, although Royce did not use the term "waterfall" in
that article,  neither
coined he the term 'waterfall' nor advocated the waterfall model as
a working methodology.
Royce was born in 1929. He studied at the California Institute of
Technology, where he received a BS in physics and an MS in aeronautical engineering and finally a PhD
in aeronautical engineering under Julian David Cole. He worked over
35 years in management, engineering, research, and teaching. Since
the 1970s he was director at Lockheed Software Technology Center in
Austin, Texas. In 1995 on June 7, he died at his home in Clifton,
Virginia. In 1975
he had received the AIAA Information Systems Award.
His son is Walker Royce, Vice President of IBM's Worldwide Rational Lab Services, and author
of "Software Project Management, A Unified Framework", and a
principal contributor to the management philosophy inherent in the
Royce published several books and articles.
- 1959. Transonic flow over a non-lifting, slender body of
revolution. Pasadena : California Institute of
- 1997. Software Engineering Project Management. 2nd
edition. With R. Thayer & Ed Yourdon.
Articles, a selection:
- 1970. "Managing the Development of
Large Software Systems: Concepts and Techniques". In:
Technical Papers of Western Electronic Show and Convention
(WesCon) August 25-28, 1970, Los Angeles, USA.
- 1989. "Lockheed's Software Technology Center". In: Modern
software engineering, foundations and current perspectives.
Peter A. Ng (ed.). Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. Pp. 561-578.
- 1991. "Current Problems." In: Aerospace Software
Engineering, edited by Christine Anderson and Merlin Dorfman,
5-15. Washington, D.C.: American Institute of Aeronautics and
- 1992. "Status Report: Computer-Aided Prototyping". In: IEEE
Software 9(6): 77-81 (1992)
- ^ Dr. Winston W. Royce (1929 -
1995) at www.informatik.uni-bremen.de. Retrieved 27 Oct
Entstehungskontext, Markus Rerych, Institut für Gestaltungs-
und Wirkungsforschung, TU-Wien. Accessed on line November 28,
Winston W. Royce at
interaction-design.org. Retrieved 27 Oct 2008.
Alan M. Davis, "Tracing: A Simple Necessity Neglected," in:
IEEE Software, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 6-7, Sept., 1995
Meet our thought leaders
at IBM Rational. Retrieved 27 October 2008.
Royce Winston List of
publications from the DBLP Bibliography Server.