Conceptual Foundation

"Enterprise Agility", "Agile Enterprise Engineering", "Enterprise Agile Transformation" are in the IEM core focus. This focus area is built on multiple disciplines, including "The discipline of Enterprise Engineering", a foundational journal article and manifesto, led by Professor Jan Dietz and Jan Hoogervorst .

Dr. Joseph Barjis was one of the co-authors of this foundational research work and a member of the original research group that founded this research at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

This research work was published in the Int. J. Organisational Design and Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp.86–114
(now the journal is called Organizational Design and Enterprise Engineering, published by Springer).

Community Building

IEM is actively fostering community building and disseminating knowledge and practice of Agile at scale. The “Enterprise Agile” Meetup , which is a global community now, was founded by Gervais (Jay) Johnson in 2014 and later joined by colleagues, became a global community in Silicon Valley that attracted close to 2K members.

Enterprise Agile – Global Community

Original Location: San Francisco, CA
Size: approx. 2000 members
Organized by: Gervais Johnson and
Joseph Barjis
Ron Lichty
Gopal Renganathan
Piyush Sheth

Prominent speakers used this platform to share their expertise and knowledge (in no special order):

Allen Holub (internationally recognized software architect), Joe Justice (author of the Scrum Master: The Agile Training Seminar for Business Performance), Pia Maria, Johanna Rothman, Kevin Goldsmith (one of the creators of the Spotify Org), Carlos Valumbrosia (founder of Product School), Mary and Tom Poppendieck, Diana Larsen, Manual Pias (author of team topology), Em Campbell Pretty (renowned author), Rich Mironov, Ron Lichty, Sally Elatta (CEO and founder of AgilityHealth), and many more..

Videos of past presentations can be viewed in the community YouTube channel.