London, UK Ivar Jacobson International (IJI) today announced that it has joined forces with Scaled Agile, Inc. as Gold Tier partners. The agreement will provide Scaled Agile, Inc. with a global delivery partner with proven experience of applying agile software development practices at enterprise-scale, as well as enabling IJI contribution to the future of the Scaled Agile Framework®.
IJI believes that the Scaled Agile Framework, developed by Dean Leffingwell and a key offering of Scaled Agile, Inc., is the best openly-available framework for managing agile software development at scale, and has already proven the approach at numerous global customers, including some of the largest companies in the world.
“With large organizations, there are several dimensions to scaling agile effectively that need to be addressed”, said Sion Roberts, IJI CEO. “One of these involves the ability to make agile work on large projects and programmes, that are often business critical, technically complex, and operate under strict governance regimes. Another is to get agile adoption working successfully across a broad community of practitioners – it’s about people, culture and behaviour. Both of these aspects require an approach to managing the transition that enables sustainable, lasting change. By bringing together our experience with Scaled Agile, Inc. and the Scaled Agile Framework, we are creating an effective new formula for large scale agile success”.
”I am excited about the prospects of working closely with Scaled Agile – I am confident that this will become a very fruitful partnership that will provide high value to our joint customers. IJI provides a proven agile delivery capability for large enterprises with global operations, based on a foundation of well-known industry best practices; whilst the Scaled Agile Framework is an excellent approach for agile projects and programmes, regardless of their size, complexity and distribution”, said Ivar Jacobson, founder of IJI.
The Scaled Agile Framework is a proven, publicly-accessible knowledge base for implementing agile practices at enterprise scale, consisting of approximately 300 pages of guidance. Its primary interface is the “Big Picture” graphic which highlights the individual roles, teams, activities and artefacts necessary to scale agile from the team, to teams of teams, to the enterprise level. It has been successfully applied in programs ranging from only 50-100 people, to enterprises employing thousands of software developers. For more information on the Scaled Agile Framework, visit: www.scaledagileframework.com.
“The Scaled Agile Framework is being applied worldwide and I am proud to have IJI as a partner in helping enterprises achieve the business benefits that the framework can help provide. Their global presence, technical and process expertise, and practical experience will benefit organizations as they apply the framework in their business context”, said Dean Leffingwell, Chief Methodologist of Scaled Agile, Inc.
About Ivar Jacobson International
IJI is a global services company providing high quality consulting, coaching and training solutions for customers implementing enterprise-scale agile software development. IJI improves the performance of software development teams by introducing new practices, and removing barriers to their wider adoption. Through the provision of high calibre people, innovative practices, and proven solutions, IJI ensures that its customers achieve strong business/IT alignment, high performing teams, and projects that deliver. For more information on IJI, visit: www.ivarjacobson.com.
About Scaled Agile, Inc.
Scaled Agile, Inc.’s mission is to help enterprises achieve the capabilities, culture and business benefits that successful implementation of scaled Lean and Agile practices can provide. To achieve this, Scaled Agile provides consulting, training, certification and process tooling based on the Scaled Agile Framework, a proven, publicly-facing knowledge base of effective practices for Lean | Agile adoption at enterprise scale. Visit www.ScaledAgile.com for more details.
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