Unlock Your Methods & Practices

RESPONSIVE - TRANSPARENT - MEASURABLE

Essence unites the myriad of disconnected, conflicting, costly, contradictory and transitory methods and practices and is freely available for the world of software engineering to apply. Essentialization is the act of applying the Essence Kernel to:

  • Create modular practices that can be independently selected and applied
  • Create ‘pluggable’ practices from different sources that can be plugged together to form a cohesive team way-of-working
  • Build extensible practice libraries that will evolve and grow organically over time
  • Present ‘modularized’ processes that consist of connected modular practices
  • Select the appropriate practices to achieve the best business results
  • Rapid health and progress feedback regardless of practice or methodology
  • Change out practices to respond to changing demands
  • Way of working is transparent to meet regulatory & compliance requirements
  • Key competencies can be measured and managed to ensure skills are on track

Measurable Value

Essentialization Creates Modular Practices

Good teams hate doing things that make no sense and add no value in the context of their endeavor. Essentialized methods are built by teams by selecting the practices that they need. Pre-assembled practice packs enable teams to hit the road running and adjust the approach in flight.


ESSENTIALIZING ACHIEVES LOWER COST OF DEVELOPMENT AND FASTER START-UP!


Essentialization Provides Adaptive Ways of Working

Improvement is blocked at every turn by rigid processes that are no longer fit-for-purpose. Method change is painful and expensive and the results are hard to assess. Each Essentialized practice serves a clearly defined purpose and achieves clearly defined outcomes and teams can swap individual practices in and out, avoiding the trauma of pervasive method change.

ESSENTIALIZING LEADS TO BETTER STAFF MOTIVATION AND REDUCED TIME TO VALUE!


Essentialization Provides Active Guidance

Most methods are disparate ‘activities to do’ and ‘things to produce’, making it hard to see the bigger picture. Essentialized Practices map to universal health indicators, giving constant progress feedback and directional advice.

ESSENTIALIZING MINIMIZES COST-OF FAILURE/REWORK


Essentialization Provides Universal Progress Indicators

All projects within an organization share some attributes and need to be governed and compared so that resourcing and investment decisions can be made. Essence provides an organization with a universal set of health and progress indicators.

ESSENTIALIZING DRIVES BETTER ROI & INCREASED CUSTOMER SATISFACTION


Essentialization Drives Measuable Capability Improvements

Organizations train hundreds, even thousands of engineers in methods that don’t address their needs or the challenges they are facing. Essence-enabled organizations use practice-based training to target real and present needs Practices are immediately applied, embedding learning by doing. Practice-based learning assets and accreditation drive skills uplift and capability improvement.

ESSENTIALIZING DRIVES A BETTER QUALIFIED & MORE RESPONSIVE WORKFORCE!


Better
Faster
Cheaper
Happier