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After decades of software development and project organisation I focus on designing, consulting and coaching efficient and agile development processes, also for platform based product development.
I live in Germany, I like riding my bicycles and driving my Tesla S85D and eating cheesecake.

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Tidbits TOC

  >Self-Organized< Controlled vs. Self-Organized

When in a technical development organization the existing processes get heavyweight and complex, then replace them by basic efficient rules for individual responsibility, like replacing a technically overloaded intersection with a simple roundabout.

  >Process Reuse< A Process should be Reuse of Best Practices

In many engineering companies the processes are being considered as too much paperwork, project cost overhead or simply not really helpful. The engineering processes should be an expert guide for the engineering projects. Therefore reflecting the past project's experience into the processes may be a good idea.

  >Process Requirements< Design Processes as Sets of Requirements

Do your processes look like a once-and-forever exoskeleton to the projects, instead of an intrinsic approach that becomes a real part of the projects? This changes when processes are designed as requirements sets that are reused in the projects.

  >Agile Organization< Every Agile Organization has a Non-Agile Environment

An agile project team might act in a non-agile department, an agile department might be organized within a non-agile company, an agile company might serve a non-agile customer, ... and this works well when the agile organization learns to act at the border to its non-agile environment.

  >Variability Management< Reduce Product Portfolio Problems with Variability Management

When one product succeeds, the idea for a variant quickly comes up, and soon a new product family starts scaling. This is good, but often struggles when it comes to bug fixing or feature dependencies. A solution approach can be found in variability management.

  >Driving a real EV< What happens when you drive an EV?

Everyone thinks they know what it means to own an EV (electric vehicle). I also thought I know everything about it, because I did a lot of research before I bought my Tesla Model S. Then I learned something new almost every week.