Scrum Inc. is partnering with Ivar Jacobson International to build an OMG Essence Standard glossary for Scrum Terms

News provided by Ivar Jacobson International on Tuesday 12th Dec 2017

The new tool will launch in February at Certified Scrum classes taught by the co-creator of Scrum, Dr. Jeff Sutherland in the United Kingdom.

London (12 December 2018) – Scrum Inc., the world’s premier Scrum training and consulting provider, today announced that it has been working with its partner Ivar Jacobson International (IJI), a leading consulting, coaching and training company for enterprise-scale agile software development, to apply Essence to build a navigable glossary of the essential elements of Scrum. This glossary will be used at Scrum Inc. and in Certified Scrum training courses, hosted by IJI and taught by Jeff Sutherland in the United Kingdom in February 2018.

Essence is an open-standard adopted by the Object Management Group that can be applied to describe any practice or framework to easily summarize and communicate the essentials and allow people to mix and match practices from any framework.

Dr. Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum and Founder of Scrum Inc. said, “Ivar Jacobson’s early work in Use Cases, Rational Unified Process (RUP), and Unified Modeling Language (UML) was fundamental to the emergence of agile processes. He has evolved the open Essence Standard as the best way to describe a methodology. We partnered with IJI to apply Essence to create a simple glossary of the events, roles and artifacts of the Scrum framework.”

“As we began collaborating to create the Scrum glossary, it became apparent that IJI would invite the leading Scrum trainers to deliver Certified Scrum Master & Certified Product Owner training classes to its clients,” said chairman and founder of Ivar Jacobson International Dr. Ivar Jacobson. “We are extremely pleased that Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum, has agreed to teach these courses in London next year.”

“By using the Essence cards to describe the essential elements in Scrum, Scrum Inc. provides a simple, intuitive view of Scrum that complements the existing Scrum guide and enables teams to more quickly adopt Scrum and accelerate value delivery," explained Dr. Jacobson. “And that’s not all, although we’re starting with cards the real power is the ability for practitioners to complement Scrum with their own continuous improvement.”

About Scrum Inc.

Scrum Inc., the world’s leading authority on Scrum, provides training, consulting, and coaching that enables organizations to deliver value faster and reduce waste. Scrum Inc. was founded by Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum, and has helped hundreds of organizations, from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups, fundamentally re-shape themselves to dramatically increase productivity, and drive growth.

Scrum Inc. is the preeminent thought leader in the Agile community and publishes scientific papers, case studies, blogs, online educational content, and management and leadership books such as our recent best selling Scrum book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time.

Visit to learn about our consulting services, training courses and online learning resources. Follow us on Twitter @ScrumInc, LinkedIn or visit our blog.

About Ivar Jacobson International

Ivar Jacobson International is a global consulting company that is passionate about improving team performance and optimizing and de-risking the delivery of technology to provide tangible business value. Our team of high-caliber consultants, innovators and strategists have deep knowledge and skills and have empowered some of the world’s biggest brands and government agencies – accelerating software development teams and improving agile value delivery. Our toolkit of intellectual assets and ready-to-go practices enables our consultants to rapidly kick-start engagements tailored to the unique needs of our clients – providing exceptional results with lasting impact.

Visit Ivar Jacobson International to learn more about our consulting, training and coaching services or follow us on Twitter @ivarjacobsonint

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