My goal is to offer excellence in what I do. My personal conviction is that excellence is best achieved by striving for simplicity in processes and solutions.
Improving Development Engineering
The difficulties that companies have in software engineering, are seldom unique. Despite dramatic difference in detail, underlying patterns exist. The breadth and length of my experience in many different roles and companies has given me an unusual insight into the patterns that apply to software engineering. My goal is to find an evolutionary, step-by-step strategy to help resolve the difficulties that you face. This is essential to both to ensure high acceptance and to make change manageable.
Architecture and Design
In my heart I still see myself as an architect and designer, despite my extensive experience in other disciplines. Reviews of existing system and software architectures, incremental improvement or original development of architectures have been my recurring themes for many years. If system or software architecture is your focus, I will assist in finding simple and clear solutions that will achieve your goals.
Good development processes are a foundation for engineering quality. Describing and codifying development processes makes it possible to understand how an organization really works. This understanding is the essential first step towards improvement. The next step is to find the right strategy for controlled introduction of changes while avoiding disruption. Having been the driver of process evolution for many years, I am confident that I can provide effective and useful consulting to support you in your quest for excellence.
Software is an engineering discipline and not an artistic endeavor! Formal models such as ASPICE partition software engineering into the sub-disciplines of requirements, architecture, design, implementation, integration and test. They also show software engineering as part of a larger whole, including system engineering, project management and other supporting disciplines. These disciplines are not independent of each other, they are individual threads in the fabric of the system lifecycle. My experience enables me to offer consultation and support in all of these disciplines. More importantly, it enables me to more easily find the areas in which communication fails. These failures in communication are the most common root cause of problems in software engineering.
Having been on both sides of the supplier-customer relationship and having 8 years of experience as the Harman liaison with QNX, I am aware of the problems that can arise and how efficient solutions must be structured. My goal is to simplify supplier management so that it becomes simple.
ENHANCING YOUR COMPETENCE
SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
As the importance of software has grown in the world, so has the need for good engineers. Unfortunately for employers, good engineers have become hard to find. The push towards specialization, the accelerating rate of change and the exponential growth of complexity are all factors which only exacerbate this problem. The solution is ongoing professional training from experts. The training catalog listed below covers a broad palette. When booking a seminar or workshop, it is always possible to tailor the content to fit your needs. All seminars are offered in house, at your location. The seminar language can be either English or German.