Carsten Ruseng Jakobsen


Senior Process Improvement Manager, Systematic Software Engineering A/S

Location: Aarhus Denmark


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


Carsten Ruseng Jakobsen is a Project Manager at Systematic Software Engineering A/S an independent software and systems company focusing on complex and critical IT solutions within information and communication systems. Since September 2005 Carsten has been responsible for implementing Lean and Lean Software Development in Systematic. Carsten has during his 8½ year at Systematic actively contributed to Systematic's journey towards a successful CMMI level 5 appraisal in November 2005 through the projects he has managed. He has also contributed as part of the central software process improvement (SPI) team at Systematic where he has been responsible for designing and implementing a measurement program compliant with CMM level 3, and recently to integrate agile methods like Scrum and story based early testing into existing procedures in a way where CMMI level 5 compliance is maintained. Carsten is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scrummaster.

Work experience

Systematic, Scrum Master / Scrum Coach / Change Manager
January 2006 - Present, Aarhus, Denmark
2006 I led the adoption of Scrum in all development teams in Systematic. I started in November 2005 from a Lean improvement, that I realized in early january 2006 was about Scrum. By the end of 2006 all teams had adopted Scrum, and I had figured out how to combine CMMI and Scrum. Aug 2006 - May 2007 Scrum Master - I was CSM on a specific team 2007 - 2012 Scrum Coach and Change Manager - I have managed and improved the scrum implementation in Systematic, and published my experiences in several articles: [1] J. Sutherland, C. Jacobsen, and K. Johnson, "Scrum and CMMI Level 5: A Magic Potion for Code Warriors!," in Agile 2007, Washington, D.C., 2007. [2] C. R. jakobsen and K. A. Johnson, "Mature Agile - with a twist of CMMI," in Agile 2008, Toronto, 2008. [3] C. Jakobsen and J. Sutherland "Scrum and CMMI - going from good to great" in Agile 2009, Chicago, 2009. [4] C. Jakobsen and J. Sutherland "Mature Scrum at Systematic" in Methods and Tools, August 2009, 2009. [5] C. Jakobsen and Tom Poppendieck "Lean as a Scrum Trobleshooter" in Agile 2011, Salt Lake City, 2011. At Agile 2011 I also presented how I have contributed to scale Scrum from development teams to the whole company.