Feb 10, 2008
features part one of an interview with Ivar Jacobson, author,
pundit and one of the creators of UML. The
discussion covered topics ranging from methodologies to his new
concept, practices. If process improvement
and methodology are important to you, this is an important
interview full of new concepts.
abridged version of Mr. Jacobson’s Wikipedia biography notes that
he is a Swedish computer scientist he holds a Masters of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers Institute of
Technology in Gothenburg and a Ph.D. from
the Royal Institute of Technology
he proposed the use of software components in the development of
the new generation of software controlled telephone switches Ericsson was developing. In doing this he invented
sequence diagrams, and developed
collaboration diagrams. He also applied state transition diagrams
to describe the message flow between the
Ericsson he also invented use
cases as a way to specify functional software
1987 he quit Ericsson and started Objective Systems. A majority stake
of the company was acquired by Ericsson in 1991 (you can run
but . . .) , and the company was renamed to
October 1995 Ericsson divested Objectory to Rational Software  and Ivar started
working with Grady Booch and James Rumbaugh to first create the UML, and later develop the Rational Unified
2003 Ivar formed Ivar Jacobson International (IJI) which is an
umbrella company for Ivar Jacobson Consulting (IJC)
which operates across 4 continents with offices in the UK, US (West
and East Coast), Scandinavia, China, Korea, Singapore and
November 2005, Jacobson announced the Essential Unified Process or
“EssUP" for short. EssUP is a new “Practice" centric software
development process that stands on the shoulders of modern but
established software development best practice. It is a fresh new
start integrating successful practices sourced from the three
leading process camps: the unified process camp, the agile methods
camp and the process maturity camp. Each one of them contributes
different capabilities: structure, agility and process
described EssUP as a "super light and agile" RUP and IJC have
integrated EssUP into Microsoft Visual Studio Team System and
essay for this cast is titled “We Are All Futurists."
The essay discusses the basis for predicting the
future (can you say estimation) and why some people shy away from
being a futurist. The text of the essay can be
found at www.tcagley.wordpress.com.
Comments and corrections are welcome.
are a number of ways to share your thoughts . .
Events and the next . . .
I have a
couple of free webinars coming up in early 2008.
The first is “Getting Performance Improvement Out of Your Software
Process Improvement" on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:00 AM - 11:30
second is titled “A Cost Effective Approach to Enterprise Wide
Software Process Improvement" May 22nd, 2008 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
information and registration information can be found at http://www.itmpi.org/webinars/
Software Process and Measurement Cast:
Software Process and Measurement Cast will be a special
show. Cast 28 will feature part two of the
interview with Ivar Jacobson. Your thoughts and
comments would be a welcome addition . . .