Author Archives: Hans-Jürgen

About Hans-Jürgen

I am Chief Scientist of Kugler Maag Cie GmbH, an independent, international consulting company, specialising in the improvement of business and product development processes – from analysis, consultancy, and operative implementation to training and coaching. Most customers work in the context of emerging critical systems, such as automotive and transport. These require leading edge techniques to be deployed and organizational readiness for future challenges to be established. I have 35 years of experience in the software determined systems sector. As adjunct Professor, University of Limerick, I was Industry Director of Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, which I helped to establish. Previously I was a lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, a director of software product and services companies, and Technical Director of the European Software Institute. I was involved in the design of means for industry-wide competence development in the automotive sector, and I conducted the first independent organizational software development capability assessment in the automotive industry in Germany. In my opinion the key competitive factor of the future will be a personal and organisational ability to embrace rapid change of the ecosystem and to proactively and continuously implement sustainable change. I have an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Dortmund and an M.A. of Trinity College Dublin. In 1986 I was awarded the IFIP Silver Core.

Workshops at Software Competence for the Future

Software Competence for the Future at the Open Forum Stuttgart 16-17 May 2013 Workshops at Software Competence for the Future, 15 May 2013 Agile Systems Development Using Kanban Why do so few product development projects keep to their original time … Continue reading

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Software Competence for the Future – Program Highlights

Software Competence for the Future at the Open Forum Stuttgart 16-17 May 2013 Program Highlights Open Innovation with Project House – Michael Bartl, Hyve SCALARE: Does the Automotive Industry Learn? – Jesús Bermejo, Schneider Electric Open Interface Definition in GENIVI … Continue reading

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Bridges, not Walls

Software Competence for the Future at the Open Forum Stuttgart 16-17 May 2013 Software Competence for the Future is an open discussion platform which connects networked technologies with new way of structuring and managing intra- and extra-organizational collaboration. Software Competence … Continue reading

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Organizational Culture

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Culture and Change

Organizational change is something that is thought of as happening backstage. People have lives one can follow or take an interest in, but organizations are mostly seen as administrative structures, as “social machines” to achieve the benefit of scale. The sterling work … Continue reading

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New Drug Supports Change

One of the  greatest inhibitors of change – personal or organizational – is fear. There are different sources of fear which combine to lock current behavioral patterns: fear of the unknown, fear of failing, etc. In highly competitive environments such … Continue reading

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I have a dream …

… and dreaming is good, not just for relaxation. Last night I watched “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”, a very enjoyable comedy. The characters and behaviors portrayed are so typical — not only for everyday life, but also for the … Continue reading

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