All Press Releases for July 15, 2010

Dr. Ivar Jacobson and Kurt Bittner of Ivar Jacobson International Release Paper That Outlines How Organizations Can Close the Gap Between Business and IT

Dr. Ivar Jacobson and Kurt Bittner release article that discusses problems between business and IT. The paper, which guides readers through 10 fundamental steps organizations need to take to get started, is available for distribution.

    OTTAWA, ON, July 15, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- From the time that computers were first applied to solving a business problem more than 50 years ago, there has been a communication gap between business and IT. For almost as long we have sought solutions, but the gap grows only wider, until it now is a chasm that needs a fairly substantial bridge.

From the business, you may hear that "we have no confidence in IT's ability to deliver useful solutions", or "we have limited visibility of progress, risks and problems", and "we don't know how we should measure the value of our investments in IT." From IT you may hear that "they (the business) don't fund the projects adequately", or "they don't know what they need", or "they don't know what is possible to develop". Each side feels the other is responsible for the problem. And, you know, both are right.

It has been said that a sign of insanity is doing the same thing time and again and expecting different results...

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Ivar Jacobson

Dr. Ivar Jacobson is a father of components and component architecture, use cases, aspect-oriented software development, modern business engineering, the Unified Modeling Language and the Rational Unified Process. His latest contribution to the software industry is a formal practice concept that promotes practices as the 'first-class citizens' of software development and views process simply as a composition of practices. He is the principal author of six influential and best-selling books.

Kurt Bittner

Kurt is Chief Technology Officer of Ivar Jacobson International, Americas. He has worked in the software industry for more than 25 years in a variety of roles including developer, team leader, architect, project manager and business leader is the co-author of "Use Case Modeling", "Managing Iterative Software Development Projects" and "The Economics of Iterative Software Development".

All media can email [email protected] to receive the article.

Ivar Jacobson International is a global services company that helps software organizations transform and improve the way in which they develop software solutions as well as guide them in meeting the expectations of the business.

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