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Ivar Jacobson Speaks about Agile and Essence in this podcast
Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, invited Dr Ivar Jacobson to his podcast to speak about his work defining the essence of software engineering.
Dr Ivar Jacobson talks about Use Cases in Agile Development - Podcast
Key Takeaways Use Case 2.0 expand on the ideas embodied in user stories Some up-front design is needed in all software development projects For any product you need the...
Key Takeaways Use Case 2.0 expand on the ideas embodied in user stories Some up-front design is needed in all software development projects For any product you need the...
Alpha State Card Games Guide - Agile Coaching Games
This instructional guide provides a brief introduction to the Alphas and presents seven different games that can be played with the Alpha State Cards by software development teams.
In the 6th blog of our series, Brian and Ian present the Contract Bridge game played with the Scrum Essential cards. The game is useful wherever there is a perceived boundary between a Scrum Team and...
In the fifth blog post of this series, Brian Kerr and Ian Spence an experience report of a team learning and applying the Practice Mapping game. The power of this game is to see inside the mind of...
In the fourth blog post of this series, Brian Kerr and Ian Spence provide directions to use the Scrum Essential Cards to play the Practice Mapping game. You can use this game to test the...
In part three of this blog series, Brian and Ian review how a team played the Practice Patience game. They had been a Scrum team for over 6 months and were used to holding more traditional open ‘...
In this blog article, the authors share the first game that can be played using the Scrum Essential Cards. Use Practice Patience as a great way to perform a holistic retrospective on your Scrum ...
Picture of the box cover of a pack of Scrum Essentials Essence based cards.  Co-designed by Ivar Jacobson International and Scrum Inc.
IJI has recently had the pleasure of working with Jeff Sutherland on a set of Essence cards that faithfully represent the Scrum Guide. As well as acting as a handy physical, and online glossary, the...
This two day class will equip delegates with the skills and techniques necessary to effectively elicit, communicate, and manage their requirements using use cases.
Agile Software Development Method Prisons - Tear down the prison article
The way we develop software struggles to keep pace with changes in technology and business. Even with the rise of agile, people still flip-flop from one branded method to another, throwing away the...
50 years of Agile Software Engineering
On June 1st, Dr. Ivar Jacobson delivered a keynote address at the annual International Conference on Software Engineering. Ivar shared his views on the history of software engineering to date and...
Features or Use Cases for Agile Development?
In this first of a new series of blog articles, author Roly Stimson discusses how Use-Case slices are a simple but powerful technique to identify and prioritize small increments of releasable value...
In the second of this Use Cases in Practice series of blog articles, author Roly Stimson discusses how a use case model provides a simple, big, visible picture that provides critical value context,...
In this first of a new series of blog articles, author Roly Stimson discusses how Use-Case slices are a simple but powerful technique to identify and prioritize small increments of releasable value...
Image depicting the focus on writing good PI objectives - the title / logo for the series of four blogs around Writing good Planning Increment PI Objectives
A short series of articles on crafting effective, well-formed objectives as part of the SAFe® Program Increment (PI) / Big Room Planning activity. A series of four related articles: 1. Why...
Image depicting the focus on writing good PI objectives - the title / logo for the series of four blogs around Writing good Planning Increment PI Objectives
A short series of articles on crafting effective, well-formed objectives as part of the SAFe® Program Increment (PI) / Big Room Planning activity. A series of four related articles: 1. Why...
Use Case eLearning Flyer Preview
Use-Case 2.0 brings together the lightness of user stories with the power of modeling, into a single agile requirements management framework. Learn how to quickly and simply build a use-case model,...
Image depicting the focus on writing good PI objectives - the title / logo for the series of four blogs around writing good Planning Increment PI Objectives
A short series of articles on crafting effective, well-formed objectives as part of the SAFe® Program Increment (PI) / Big Room Planning activity. A series of four related articles: 1. Why...
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A short series of articles on crafting effective, well-formed objectives as part of the SAFe® Program Increment (PI) / Big Room Planning activity. A series of four related articles: 1. Why...
Using Use Cases and Scrum Together
In the second of this Use Cases in Practice series of blog articles, author Roly Stimson discusses how a use case model provides a simple, big, visible picture that provides critical value context,...
Agile Features and Use Cases for software development
In this first of a new series of blog articles, author Roly Stimson discusses how Use-Case slices are a simple but powerful technique to identify and prioritize small increments of releasable value...
Agile Gaming Cards to grow your agile skills through Essence
In the 6th blog of our series, Brian and Ian present the Contract Bridge game played with the Scrum Essential cards. The game is useful wherever there is a perceived boundary between a Scrum Team and...
Agile Methods? Tear Down the Method Prisons! Set Free the Practices!
The way we develop software struggles to keep pace with changes in technology and business. Even with the rise of agile, people still flip-flop from one branded method to another, throwing away the...
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In the fifth blog post of this series, Brian Kerr and Ian Spence an experience report of a team learning and applying the Practice Mapping game. The power of this game is to see inside the mind of...
Learn About Agile Contracts with IJI
As Agile Software Development practices become more and more popular both customers and suppliers are looking to find ways to have more agile contracts. Contracts that reflect and exploit the...
Agile Practice Mapping - using Essence Agile Cards
In the fourth blog post of this series, Brian Kerr and Ian Spence provide directions to use the Scrum Essential Cards to play the Practice Mapping game. You can use this game to test the...
Scrum Essential Learning - Learn Scrum with Essence Cards and Coaching
In part three of this blog series, Brian Kerr and Ian Spence review how a team played the Practice Patience game. They had been a Scrum team for over 6 months and were used to holding more...

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