Mar 2, 2008
features Part Two 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
Engineering at Chalmers
Institute of Technology in Gothenburg and a
Ph.D. from the Royal
Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
he proposed the use of software
components in the development of the new generation of
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 requirements.
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 Objectory
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
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 Eclipse.
The essay for this cast is titled “Social Media and Process
Improvement." The essay discusses the impact of
social media on the practice of process improvement.
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 29 will feature an interview
with Murali Chemuturi on estimation. Murali’s
take on estimation is razor sharp and will be a valuable addition
to your knowledge base. Your thoughts and
comments would be a welcome addition . . .