OMG Board of Directors Announces adoption of Essence Standard as official OMG standard

June 20, 2014 in News

On June 16, 2014 the Object Management Group (OMG) announced that its Board of Directors adopted “Essence Kernel and Language for Software Engineering Methods” as an official OMG standard.

http://www.omg.org/news/releases/pr2014/06-16-14.htm

“We’re very excited that Essence has been adopted as an official OMG standard,” said Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and CEO of OMG. “By providing a common set of core concepts and language, Essence allows practitioners to flexibly construct and adapt software engineering methods. A very large ‘thank you’ to our members in the Essence 1.0 Finalization Task Force for getting it through the OMG technology adoption process.”

Initial Essence Training Certification Process Announced

June 16, 2014 in News

In April the Initial Essence Training Certification Process was completed and approved by every member of the executive committee of SEMAT consisting of June Park, Paul McMahon, Mira Kajko-Mattsson, Ian Spence, Arne Berre, Shihong Huang, and Michael Goedicke. The work on this process was led by Paul McMahon who is vice president of SEMAT Inc. The process was adopted in late April, and IJI has, as expected, applied and has been approved as an authorized training and certification institute.

Refer to the Initial Training Certification Process for more information on how to apply to become an authorized Essence Training and Certification institute.

Interview on InfoQ: Using SEMAT in Agile Adoption

June 4, 2014 in News

InfoQ has interviewed Ian Spence and Ivar Jabobson based on the CACM paper “Agile and SEMAT-Perfect Partners”: http://www.infoq.com/articles/semat-agile-adoption