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Blazing the Trail – Successfully Scaling Agile in a Traditional Environment

Now moving into its third year since introducing the Scaled Agile Framework, the dbPalace team at Deutsche Bank is well beyond the roll-out and introduction phase and results have been significant – from a 35% increase in product delivery to a 50% reduction in defect leakage to faster on-boarding of new businesses – the team has achieved significant results winning multiple industry awards. Listen to the interview.

In a recent blog by Fujitsu’s Rob Devlen, Fujitsu and IJI go Agile with Essence, Devlen describes how Ivar Jacobson International (IJI) worked with Fujitsu to create a workshop to build an understanding of Agile for their top 100 executives and senior managers in the EMEIA region. The blog article describes how we created that interactive workshop with them, facilitated the session and the results obtained. In this article we’ll show you a flavour of some of the content.

Essence is a Key Enabler to Manufacturer’s Agile Transformation

  • An agile way of working spread to 5,000 practitioners within two years by using an Essence-based Practice Architecture
  • A sustainable path to agility was created - teams could incrementally improve their way of working and growing
  • Practices provided standardization which helped practitioners share and learn best practices

Delivering More Value to the Business at Dutch Railways (NS)

  • Better support for Agile programs by supplying development teams with the right amount of work at the right time
  • Delivering more value to the business faster as the development team began to specify realistic specifications
  • Waste was reduced as better feedback from the business and users was incorporated in a timely fashion

Kernel and Language for Software Engineering Methods

  • The OMG ESSENCE standard has helped guarantee consistency across the board for all software development projects
  • It helps create a learning organization by providing a solid basis and framework for the discussion and integration of learning
  • It helps the teams in their daily work to measure progress and health; and it helps Munich Re in scaling agile

Thinking, Communicating and Collaborating Using Essence

Ivar Jacobson International provided a three-day workshop on the Essence standard to the development team at a large multinational corporation specializing in Internet services. Learn about our Essence training and what the team thought.

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