Tool Support

Ivar Jacobson International (IJI) is proud to support the SEMAT initiative and to offer a range of tools, training and consulting services to help teams improve the effectiveness and transparency of their ways of working and for organizations to embed effective and highly adaptive development practices based on the Essence standard.

Explore IJI’s Practice Library

The first free to-browse library of Essentialized Practices includes team-level agile practices, agile-at-scale practices as well as iterative, incremental, architecture, requirements and others. Get started at: https://practicelibrary.ivarjacobson.com

Acquire Professionally Printed Alpha State Cards and other Useful Practice Cards

Alpha State Cards - based on the Essence standard - are a simple, easy way to track status of a software project and help plan next steps. Alphas represent key performance indicators for a software development project. These cards are entirely method, life-cycle, process, practice and even philosophy independent, so it doesn’t matter what your personal belief system is - they can apply to any type of software project.
Access a PDF of the cards https://www.ivarjacobson.com/publications/tools/alpha-state-cards-pdf-version or buy a professionally printed pack https://www.ivarjacobson.com/publications/tools/alpha-state-cards

IJI has created Practice “poker cards” based on the Essence standard and these can be accessed and printed off from each browsable practice in the IJI Practice Library https://practicelibrary.ivarjacobson.com/start or you can order professionally printed packs. There are plenty of card games that you can play to help optimize your team’s way of working.
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     Agile Essentials Professionally Printed Poker Cards https://www.ivarjacobson.com/publications/tools/agile-essentials-cards
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     Agile at Scale Professionally Printed Poker Cards https://www.ivarjacobson.com/publications/tools/agile-scale-essentials-cards

Build, Share and Collaborate Your Practices with IJI Essence Enterprise 365

This is a one-stop shop solution to create, amend, collaborate and publish your software development practices. Essence Enterprise 365 gives organizations the tools to apply the OMG® Essence standard to build and collaborate on practices that work seamlessly together to form tailored, cohesive, and extensible ways-of-working. The solution suite consists of:

  • Practice Library – A library of 25 proven agile, scaled agile and iterative/incremental practices and 3 starter methods for browsing and selection for use by organizations and teams
  • Practice Exchange – A practice network for sharing and elaborating practices and methods within development organizations for use across projects of all types and size
  • Practice Workbench – A tool to create, amend, and publish Essence practices and methods

Learn more: https://www.ivarjacobson.com/essence-enterprise