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Alpha State Card Games Guide

Package of all Alpha State Cards 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.

A Starter Pack of Agile Practices Presented as a Deck of Cards

Agile rightly puts great store on the critical importance of transparency in all things at all times. To build trust and enable predictability, we need it to be transparently clear to all stakeholders what we are doing, how we are doing it, why we are doing it that way, and how well it is going - i.e. what progress are we making towards achieving the required outcomes.

The Agile Essentials puts a toolkit of productive process tools literally into the hands of software development professionals, where it can deliver value every day in prompting and guiding the team and supporting team communication and collaboration.

Ending Method Wars: The Successful Utilization of Essence at Munich Re

"Could you please describe how an endeavor in application development progresses over time in a healthy way?" In 2010 Munich Re's application development department was asked this question. But as simple as the question may sound, it is as hard to answer. Even more so in a group of people with different views and experiences. One of the big challenges is the lack of a common language to allow the group to discuss, share and compare their ways of working. ESSENCE, an OMG standard finalized in June 2014, provides definitions and tools to overcome this challenge: it enables efficient discussions about a way of working, the identification of the essential elements that teams should share, the sharing of practices and processes, and the unambiguous documentation of defined ways of working. In this manner ESSENCE was successfully utilized at Munich Re to define a common way of working for all endeavors.

Presentation @ Essence in Practice: A Revolution in Software Engineering

Essence is a super-light foundation of software engineering including elements we always have, always produce and always do. Its application allows team to work in a super agile way and it turns software development to become more of an engineering discipline than just a craft. On top of Essence organizations are now developing practices and at the OMG Technical Meeting Special Event on June 18, 2015 in Berlin, Germany, speakers from companies such as MunichRe, Fujitsu, RedHat and Ivar Jacobson International shared their experiences in using Essence.

Presentation @ Essence in Practice: A Revolution in Software Engineering

Essence is a super-light foundation of software engineering including elements we always have, always produce and always do. Its application allows team to work in a super agile way and it turns software development to become more of an engineering discipline than just a craft. On top of Essence organizations are now developing practices and at the OMG Technical Meeting Special Event on June 18, 2015 in Berlin, Germany, speakers from companies such as MunichRe, Fujitsu, RedHat and Ivar Jacobson International shared their experiences in using Essence.

Presentation @ Essence in Practice: A Revolution in Software Engineering

Essence is a super-light foundation of software engineering including elements we always have, always produce and always do. Its application allows team to work in a super agile way and it turns software development to become more of an engineering discipline than just a craft. On top of Essence organizations are now developing practices and at the OMG Technical Meeting Special Event on June 18, 2015 in Berlin, Germany, speakers from companies such as MunichRe, Fujitsu, RedHat and Ivar Jacobson International shared their experiences in using Essence.

Presentation @ Essence in Practice: A Revolution in Software Engineering

Essence is a super-light foundation of software engineering including elements we always have, always produce and always do. Its application allows team to work in a super agile way and it turns software development to become more of an engineering discipline than just a craft. On top of Essence organizations are now developing practices and at the OMG Technical Meeting Special Event on June 18, 2015 in Berlin, Germany, speakers from companies such as MunichRe, Fujitsu, RedHat and Ivar Jacobson International shared their experiences in using Essence.

A Lean and Lightweight Governance Approach for Agile Software Development

Alpha State Cards are a simple, easy way to track status of a software project and help plan next steps.

Dr. Jacobson's Keynote Address at Internet+

Dr. Ivar Jacobson delivered a keynote presentation at the TAI Internet+ Conference in Beijing, China on July 28, 2015. *This keynote address is in English with Dr. Jacobson pausing for Chinese translation.

How to Be Lean and Agile with Process, Checkpoints and Governance

Learn how to use simple cards and checklists to achieve lean governance for agile software development projects and programs. First presented as a webinar by Ian Spence on 23rd April 2014.

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