Management & Technical Leadership

Technical Leadership

Dr. Ivar Jacobson
Founder and Chairman
Dr. Ivar Jacobson is a father of components and component architecture, use cases, aspect-oriented software development, modern business engineering, the Unified Modeling Language and the Rational Unified Process. His latest contribution to the software industry is a formal practice concept that promotes practices as the ‘first-class citizens’ of software development and views process simply as a composition of practices. He is the principal author of six influential and best-selling books, and is a regular keynote speaker at software industry conferences around the world.
Ian Spence
Chief Scientist
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.
Pan-Wei Ng
CTO Asia
Dr. Pan-Wei Ng has multiple roles within Ivar Jacobson International. As a member of the Technology Office, Pan-Wei defines best practices in architecture, use cases, iterative development, business modeling, active software and aspects. He develops materials for some of these best practices and conducts research in other best practice areas. Pan-Wei also actively works on customer accounts to enable companies and project teams to adopt these best practices quickly and safely. Pan-Wei works alongside practitioners and ensures that the best practices developed are both relevant and practical.
Ed Seidewitz
CTO Americas
Ed is experienced in agile system architecture and development in both the commercial and government sectors, ranging from business process analysis, to system architecture to full implementation of enterprise-class information systems, deployed in the data center or in the cloud. He has leading expertise in the Unified Modeling Language (UML), including involvement in the continued evolution of the standard, as well as a background in state of the art information system technologies. Ed has strong skills in leadership, oral and written communication and technology transfer. He enjoys learning new things and teaching others. Ed’s specialties include: agile development, enterprise and system architecture, business and technical modeling, use case analysis, and UML.
Brian Kerr
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.
Roly_Stimson
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.
Brian Tucker
Principal Consultant
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 five 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 and Nordea. 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.

Executive

Rick Morrow
CEO
Rick has spent more than 25 years working in various finance roles with publicly traded, high technology, international companies. He started his career in public accounting then moved to industry where he worked with a large defence company. Rick later took a position at GSI Group (then Lumonics) where, following a merger of Lumonics and General Scanning, he became Controller of the company’s largest business unit. From there, he moved to JDS Uniphase where he spent more than seven years—mostly as Director of a major business unit. He has also worked as an independent consultant. He is a Certified General Accountant based in Ottawa.
Agneta Jacobson
Executive Board Member
Agneta co-founded and was the CEO of Jaczone from April 2000 to May 2007, at which point the company was acquired by Ivar Jacobson International. Previously, Agneta held various roles at Rational Software including those of Director of Process Development, Process Engineer and Key Account Manager for the Nordic region. Agneta is a worldwide speaker at software development seminars and conferences and co-author of the book The Object Advantage: Business Process Engineering with Object Technology by ACM. Agneta has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Linköping in Sweden. She has been developing solutions for software development for 20 years.
Graham Marsh
Head of Service Delivery
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.