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Essentialization / Essence

Presentation at CA World - November 2016

A new, cutting-edge approach can help you harness the principles of disparate software methodologies to accelerate adoption and deliver value. Essence, a modular standard created by the Object Management Group
and promulgated by SEMAT (Software Engineering Method and Theory), provides a method-agnostic, common language for re-using software practices. Companies using Essence have seen dramatic cost-savings, process
improvements and even new business creation. Essence enables configuration of the 17 best-known agile methodologies in the market into smaller, foundational atomic “bricks” of re-usable practices. Currently the CA
Technologies stack (CA PPM, Agile Central, CDM, Release Automation and Service Virtualization) is one of the unique environments that support all of these re-usable bricks of Agile practices.

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.

InfoQ Article - June 2016

Key takeaways in article:

*What issues can SEMAT help address within an organisation.
*What is the best way to train people in the use of SEMAT so that its understood and used.
*Why are the SEMAT cards important?
*How can SEMAT be applied to the Enterprise, Programmes and Projects.
*How can the use of SEMAT be scaled out across your organisation.

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
Agile Team work

We must work as a team! Teamwork is critical! There’s no ‘I’ in team!

We must work as a team! Teamwork is critical! There’s no ‘I’ in team!

These mantras are plentiful and many Agilists believe that success at the team level is the foundation to success at the organizational level. But what does it really mean to work as team and is there a common recipe to build and grow a successful agile team? Agile believes in principles before practices and in multi-disciplined, self-organizing teams. All teams need direction and guidance, but with an agile approach no one should be telling the team how to do their job. Teams need to be empowered to make choices rather than be told exactly what to do. But sometimes things can start to unravel and too much time and energy can be wasted arguing about the basics. You can forget about scaling agile if your team is unable to clearly demonstrate the value of agile at the team level.

But, get the basics right at the team level and engaged, highly motivated, cross-functional teams of teams can follow.

Team Work

The software development industry is a revolving door of information and technology. New and innovative solutions are being executed every day. As the Industrial Internet continues to flourish, there must be solutions to the growing need for empowerment within software teams.

The solution may be as simple as creating a common ground that facilitates both vocabulary for practice definition and a framework for the assembly and analysis of methods.

RedHat_Essence_Berlin

WE HAVE DIFFERENT WAYS TO DO THINGS AND THAT'S OK!

Presentation & Speaking Notes - Ed Seymour, Cloud Domain Architect from Red Hat looks at how SEMAT helps Red Hat manage an assortment of approaches when working with varied and disparate clients; how it provides a consistent view across all projects irrespective of the approach taken, even if SEMAT was not considered during project initiation. Furthermore, he looks at how SEMAT is helping Red Hat patch the holes in existing approaches, and providing a framework for developing new practices to support evolving techniques, and emerging technologies.

Fujitsu-Essence-Berlin

USING ESSENCE TO DELIVER TOGETHER - PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE AT FUJITSU

Presentation & Speaking Notes - Ste Nadin, Chief Architect, Business and Application Services at Fujitsu Services presented at Essence in Practice an OMG Special Meeting in Berlin, June 2015. Nadin explores how Essence has been used at Fujitsu for successful delivery of end to end customer solutions.

Industrial Scale Agile White Paper

Reproducing the Successes of Agile Ways of Working at Ever Increasing Scales

Industrial-scale agile means that agile at any-and-every scale is business-as-usual for an organization, across its entire portfolio, and that this capability is continuously sustained and strengthened. This paper examines two leading frameworks that provide guidance on how to achieve success within this kind of “complexity at scale” challenge space - David Snowden’s Cynefin framework and Max Boisot’s I-Space framework.

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