In August 2017, Skandia began their transformation to a Scaled Agile way of working using SAFe® with the support of Ivar Jacobson International (IJI). Prior to the programme, Skandia’s work culture was very much a centralized, plan driven over analytical approach. Since the introduction of the Scaled Agile Framework from IJI, they have changed to a ‘let’s get going’, experiment, trim and adjust approach that has impacted the entire business in very positive ways.
Webcasts & videos
Presented by SigSoft with Dr. Ivar Jacobson & Guests
In late 2018 and early 2019, Sigsoft (Special Interest Group on Software Engineering) arranged a webinar series with Ivar Jacobson and his colleagues. They were recorded by SigSoft and are available for viewing on SigSoft’s website via registration. The three webinars are: ‘50 Years of Software Engineering, so what now’, ‘Essence in Action’, and ‘What is Essence?’
The dbPalace team and IJI’s SAFe Fellow Ian Spence share their thoughts on the team’s successes and how globally dispersed self-managing/self-improving teams introduced significant, notable change - programme increment by programme increment.
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 benefits of an agile way-of-working on both sides of the relationship. In this quick 30 minute overview webinar renowned Agile consultant and IJI Chief Scientist Ian Spence will explores Agile contracts, common contracting models and their applicability and the most common impediments to agile contracts.
A Four Part Webinar Series
Effective Product Management requires constant interaction with the customers and the developers, and awesome listening, negotiation, synthesis, communication and leadership skills, all of which can easily get lost if our focus is purely on which User Stories to focus on next. In this series of webinars, Ian Spence explores the value of treating Features as first class citizens as part of a hypothesis-driven approach, and how we can then use the analysis of these Features to improve our development value streams