Track: ICT Process Improvement, Organisation, and Governance
Most problems in ICT development and maintenance are of human nature, not technological obstacles. The co-operation in teams and projects is key to success. Basis for it is a common understanding of the governing values and policies of the organisation and of the processes tailored to their spirit and fostering the achievement of the business goals.
Process engineering facilitates co-operation by providing the chance to establish a common view on how the work should be done. ICT organisations face the challenge to have enforced processes to reduce cost but keep the processes flexible so that the teams can quickly adapt their approach to the rapidly changing requirements. Besides process capability the attitude of continuous improvement is of paramount importance: nothing is constant, to master changes is key. Only fast learning and adapting organisations are competitive and likely to survive.
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Karol Frühauf is co-founder of INFOGEM AG in Switzerland, since 1987 consulting in the field of software project and quality management, software requirements engineering and test management. He worked 12 years for BBC Brown Boveri & Cie in the area of power system control in different positions and helped since 1987 as consultant many companies to measurably improve their processes and software products. Karol is co-founder of IREB International Requirements Engineering Board. He co-authored two books on project management and testing and is a frequent speaker, tutor, and teacher in the field of software engineering. Karol initiated the Bridge Guard residence for artists and scientists in Štúrovo, Slovakia. He published one collection of poems with photographic illustrations and is on duty in two foundations for music.