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Ivar Delivers Keynote at SECR Russia

The way we develop software struggles to keep pace with changes in technology and business. Even with the rise of agile we still see people flip-flopping from one branded method (or to be more fashionable framework) to another throwing away the good with the bad, and behaving more like religious cultists than scientists.

Dr. Ivar Jacobson delivered this presentation at a keynote address at SECR Russia in October 2017. He revisited the history of methods, explained why we need to break out of our repetitive dysfunctional behavior, and introduced Essence: a new way of thinking that promises to liberate the practices and enable true learning organizations.

The Critical Roles Executives, Product Managers and Release Train Engineers play in Enterprise scale agile software development.

In May 2017, agile leaders from the banking, insurance, telecom, technology and publishing sectors gathered with Ivar Jacobson International (IJI) at the Tower of London to discuss the important role executives, product managers and release trains engineers play in a successful agile transformation programme. With clients from Deutsche Bank, SimCorp and Mastercard participating in the panel discussions, guests heard first-hand what it really means to adopt, resource and carry out these roles in large, often quite traditional, internal software development organisations.

Better Predictability of Delivery and Closer Connectivity to the Customer

  • Better quality and better predictability of delivery
  • The entire product division talking the same language using the same concepts
  • More responsive delivery with the ability to demo features to clients as the teams are developing them

Presentation by Ian Spence at Agile Warsaw

A simpler view of SAFe—Essential SAFe—was created to help even more teams to scale effectively. In this presentation Ian reviews:

  • The basics of scaling — what do we mean by scaling and when is SAFe applicable
  • Essential SAFe — what is it and how can it help
  • How to be safe with SAFe — how and when to go beyond the essentials

Dr. Jacobson Presents at IoT Solutions World Congress, October 2016

The IoT with its expected huge number of products will need a multitude of methods. Mandating a one-size-fits-all method was an old dream that never worked in practice. 60 years of having monolithic methods in system development is also enough. Let’s break their tyranny using smarter Essence-based methods.