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22 February 2013 @ HOOD

Ivar Jacobson International and HOOD work together to bring Enterprise-Scale Agile Software Development to Germany

Ivar Jacobson International Brings Enterprise-Scale Agile Software Development to Germany.

HOOD GmbH signs up to become certified business partner delivering services to support IJI’s Essential Practices and EssWork in Germany.

February 21st 2013
London, UK

Ivar Jacobson International (IJI) today announced that HOOD GmbH (HOOD) has become an IJI Business Partner in Germany. This is IJI’s first business partner in the region and marks the beginning of a relationship where HOOD will be taking IJI’s innovative practice-based development approach to the German market.

IJI’s practice-based approach to software development enables consulting firms and end customers to easily create flexible, tailor-made development approaches to exactly fit the needs of their project. The approach uses lean and agile principles and enables the application of agile software development to strategic, enterprise-scale projects.

The approach is supported by IJI’s Essential Practices and EssWork, both of which will be licenced by HOOD under the terms of the agreement.

“The Essential Practices are lean and light – they provide just enough guidance to support agile development approaches across large communities of practitioners. In this way they are a real enabler of enterprise-scale agile software development. I am very happy to have HOOD on-board as our first business partner in Germany”, said Agneta Jacobson, VP Sales & Marketing for IJI.

HOOD will go through IJI’s standard partner certification process, to ensure the quality of services delivered using the IJI approach. Once certified, HOOD will be able to provide Essential Practice and EssWork based consulting, coaching and practitioner certification services to its customers.

“Taking the Essential Practices into our portfolio has allowed HOOD to deliver additional value to our clients in Germany. Our partnership with IJI and our certification will enable us to transfer the benefits of an adaptable process to clients in a professional and authentic manner “, said Rupert Wiebel, Managing Director for HOOD GmbH.

For more details on IJI’s practice-based development approach, visit:

For more details on IJI’s certified business partner program, visit:

About IJI:

IJI is a global services company providing high quality consulting, coaching and training solutions for customers implementing enterprise-scale agile software development. IJI improves the performance of software development teams by introducing new practices, and removing barriers to their wider adoption. Through the provision of high calibre people, innovative practices, and proven solutions, IJI ensures that its customers achieve strong business/IT alignment, high performing teams, and projects that deliver. More information available at:

About HOOD:

HOOD is a leading provider of requirements management and requirements engineering services in Germany. HOOD is an organization that people want to work with. Customer satisfaction is the basis for our business and we want to be established as a reliable and long term partner for all our customers. We ensure that all results are delivered with consideration to the customer’s business and culture. More information is available at:

Press contacts:

For Ivar Jacobson International:
Andy Mutton
+44 (0)7779 119801

For HOOD GmbH:
Rupert Wiebel
+49 89 4512530

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