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KESL logo frog onlyKruchten Engineering Services Ltd. (KESL) was founded in 2003, when I (Philippe Kruchten) left IBM, shortly after its acquisition of Rational Software. KESL had initially 2 employees: Nicolas Kruchten and Michael Trautmansdorff, two engineering graduates from U of T, and some associates such as Leslee Probasco and Björn Gustafsson. As of the beginning of 2009, I am now alone in KESL. Nicolas is now at Plotly in Montréal. See

Besides my life as an academic at the University of British Columbia (see below), I still offer consulting and training services through KESL, and continue to write and speak on software architecture, on the software development process, or more generally on engineering and the engineering profession.

I can be contacted at:

2906 West 37th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6N 2T9   Canada
+1 (604) 418-2006 (cell)
Philippe  ât  Kruchten  dôt com (do the usual conversion)

UBC LogoI am now a professor emeritus of software engineering, in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, where I once held an NSERC Chair in Design Engineering. I used to teach software engineering, more specifically software project management, and two interdisciplinary project courses on innovation, entrepreneurship, system engineering. I also did some very modest research in software architecture and software processes, with a handful of graduate students, and many collaborators around the world.

The coordinates of my academic persona are:
2332 Main Mall, Kaiser 4046
Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z4  Canada
pbk  ât  ece  dôt ubc  dôt ca (do the usual conversion)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 2, 2020 10:19 GMT-0800

    Dear Philippe,

    Good afternoon.

    I am looking for the slides of Software Architecture: A Mature Discipline?

    My response ‘Good Enough’ Architecture” vs “Science of Systems Architecting” can be the reason after the fact why I got interested in your presentation and liked it.

    Best regards,

    José Antonio

    • Philippe Kruchten permalink*
      June 2, 2020 10:47 GMT-0800

      José, thanks. slides are up in the talk tab.

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