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Management & Technical Leadership

Technical Leadership

Founder, Chairman and CEO
Dr. Ivar Jacobson received his Ph.D. in computer science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, was rewarded the Gustaf Dalén medal from Chalmers in 2003, and made an honorary doctor at San Martin de Porres University, Peru, in 2009. Ivar has a flourishing career in both academia and business. He has authored ten books, published more than a hundred papers and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences around the world. Ivar is a father of components and component architecture - work that was adopted by Ericsson and resulted in the greatest commercial success story ever in the history of Sweden, and it still is. He is the father of use cases and Objectory, which, after the acquisition of Rational Software in 1995, resulted in the Rational Unified Process, a widely adopted method. He is also one of the three original developers of the Unified Modelling Language. But all this is history. Ivar founded his current company, Ivar Jacobson International, which since 2004 has been focused on using methods and tools in a smart, super light and agile way. This work resulted in Ivar becoming a founder and a leader of a worldwide network, SEMAT, which has the mission to revolutionize software development based on a kernel of software engineering. The kernel has been realized as a formal OMG standard called Essence.
Chief Scientist, SAFe® Fellow & SPCT
Ian specializes in large-scale agile adoptions and practice-based organizational change. An experienced agile coach he has worked with hundreds of projects to introduce iterative and agile practices, working with development teams ranging from 5 – 150 people. He has also led numerous successful, large-scale transformation projects in fields as diverse as government, telecommunications, finance, and internet start-ups, working with development organization of 5 – 5,000 people. Ian is a certified SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) and his vast experience leading large-scale agile transformations provides him with vast experience coaching, training and consulting on the Scaled Agile Framework. His current interests are agile for large projects, agile out-sourcing, and driving sustainable change with agile measurements. He is also the co-author of two influential software development books, "Use Case Modeling" and "Managing Iterative Software Development Projects", and the team lead for the development of the SEMAT kernel.
SAFe Fellow
SAFe 5.0 for Teams
SAFe 5.0 SSM
SAFe 5.0 SASM
SAFe 5.0 POPM
SAFe 5.0 RTE
Principal Consultant
A Certified Scrum Master and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Brian is an experienced agile coach, consultant, trainer, and change agent. He has spent the last 20 years in the software and IT consulting industry as a practitioner and coach, and is one of the Founders of IJI in the UK. Brian specializes in the adoption of key software development practices in a pragmatic and sustainable way. He has broad expertise in agile, iterative and incremental software development processes such as SCRUM, the Essential Unified Process, the Unified Process, and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). He has particular expertise in the requirements space and has used, taught and consulted in the Use Case approach for the last 20 years. Brian has experience across the entire development lifecycle encompassing business modeling, requirements management, user experience, architecture, analysis, design, test and project management. He works at all levels with individuals, teams, teams of teams, programs, coaching senior management, and strategic support to organizational improvement programs.
Principal Consultant
Roly’s primary role at IJI is helping organizations to improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of their delivery teams, programs, portfolios and organizations, especially through the optimized application of lean and agile principles and practices at different levels and scales across the organization. Roly has 30 years’ experience in the IT industry and has been actively involved with, and a passionate advocate of, software development methods and tools throughout his career. He is very experienced in a number of disciplines and roles, including business analysis, business change, requirements engineering, software architecture, design, development and testing, team leadership, process engineering, training, coaching and consultancy. He has worked on many diverse applications, from embedded real-time systems to large-scale government and commercial projects and programs, using methods and tools ranging from traditional “waterfall” development methods, through object-oriented analysis and design approaches, to modern iterative, incremental, agile and lean practices.
SAFe 5.0 for Teams
SAFe 5.0 SSM
SAFe 5.0 SASM
SAFe 5.0 POPM
SAFe 5.0 SDP
Principal Consultant, SAFe Fellow, SPCT
Brian was one of the first trainers outside of the Scaled Agile Academy to qualify as a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) having worked with the framework since its initial inception ten years ago. Brian regularly delivers the SAFe Program Consultant training, co-teaching with Ian Spence and occasionally collaborating with Dean Leffingwell. Brian has been involved in SAFe implementations at numerous companies across Europe including hybris, PZU, Ford, Nordea, NHS Blood + Transplants, Etihad Airlines, Sony Playstation and LV Insurance. Brian is a highly proficient Agile and Scrum coach and trainer with extensive management experience in both corporate and small company situations, backed up with 11 years of software development experience.
SAFe Fellow
SAFe 5.0 for Teams
SAFe 5.0 SSM
SAFe 5.0 SASM
SAFe 5.0 POPM

Executive

COO
Graham's primary role is ensuring that our consulting teams deliver the highest quality services to our customers globally. Graham has over 15 years of experience in the software development industry, particularly within UK Government. He has led teams and helped companies in the design and implementation of change programs to improve their software development capability. Graham is also highly skilled and experienced in use-case driven requirements management, along with agile development methods including Scrum, user stories and agile estimating and planning techniques. He is also a certified Scrum Master. Graham has presented to both the SEI European and North American Software Engineering Process Group conferences on process improvement in the area of software development measurement and analysis.
Executive Board Member
www.teyi.se founder and serial entrepreneur Agneta Jacobson is a facilitator for the co-creation of digital innovations and the creation of disruptive opportunities based on technology. She is currently working as Head of Strategic Partnerships at AI Innovation of Sweden, www.ai.se. She is the founder of the Innovation Strategy Forum, an executive group of more than 160 innovation and strategy managers from 80 large organizations in Sweden. This network provides a neutral, non-competitive meeting place to discuss the latest disruptive technologies and to identify opportunities for co-creation. Agneta was the COO of the Stockholm IT Region (2016-2018), a joint effort of public and private executive representatives aimed at fostering the IT industry in the Stockholm region. Member organizations of the Stockholm IT Region during this time include: Invest Stockholm, KTH, RISE, IBM, Cisco, Intel, Tieto, Microsoft and CGI. In addition, she has many years of experience in the agile software development. In 2000 she founded and was the CEO of Jaczone - an AI tech startup - which in 2007 merged with Ivar Jacobson International (IJI). At IJI, Agneta managed the sale, deployment and support of complex technical and business solutions, major customer contracts and long-term agreements, global channel and OEM relationships, enterprise partnerships with customers and technology partners in a diverse set of industry verticals in both the private and public sector.