The Software Factory becomes true

The Production Line software DevOps in conjunction with Continuous Delivery promises not less than the realization of the software factory.  Management is in the process of creating the right conditions for ist realization – or the path to failure. A brief historical excursion – how it does not work The promise of the software factory […]

The colour of DevOps & Continuous Delivery

The color of Continuous Delivery

A bad joke – hoping that Scott Adams might forgive me the exploitation of his art… However, this just shows how long we remember his wonderful comic strips. This strip that I slightly defamiliarized with regard to Continuous Delivery, dates to the end of 1995. Today, it is legend and its usage in this blog […]

Die Software-Fabrik wird wahr

Die Software-Produktionsstraße DevOps in Verbindung mit Continuous Delivery verspricht nicht weniger als die Realisierung der Software-Fabrik. Dabei hat es das Management in der Hand, ein solches Unterfangen die angemessenen Voraussetzungen für eine Realisierung zu schaffen – oder eben den Weg zum Scheitern zu bereiten. Ein kurzer historischer Abriss – wie es nicht funktioniert Das Versprechen […]

„Unterhalb von 20 Entwicklern machen große Projekte keinen Sinn“

Click here for the English version Auch in Zeiten der Agilität ist kann auf Projektmanagement nicht verzichtet werden. Obwohl -oder gerade weil – ich immer wieder mit so bescheuerten Kommentare konfrontiert werde, wie z.B: „Wieso gibt es hier einen Projektleiter? Ich dacht Sie machen SCRUM.“ – Kandidat für eine Entwicklerposition – „Warum können Sie die […]

Über Projekt Management (German version)

Click here for English version Die Projektanfragen, die mich in der letzten Zeit erreichen unterscheiden sich von denen früherer Jahre – Projektanbieter fordern zwar noch Erfahrungen in einer oder optional mehreren der allseits bekannten Projektsteuerungsmethoden (Prince2, PMI etc.) vorausgesetzt, allerdings wird, so meine ich bemerkt zu haben, weniger Wert auf eine bestimmte Methodik oder Zertifizierung […]

Reality catches up with my book …

… „Drones as a Service“: In the form of the DARPA project/program “OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics” (OFFSET) The objective is to control a swarm (more than hundred) of combat drones in real time! As you see in the DARPA solution (DARPA-OFFSET-program), it aspires on human controllers heavily supported by artificial intelligence, enabling each individual human in […]

First approach towards actually autonomous drone operation

Hexacopter

Now Google or to be precise: Alphabet’s innovation lab X has started a burrito delivery using autonomous drones. Moreover, this drone operation did not happen in a private testing area but on the public campus of the Virginia Tech! Similar to the ideas presented in my book, there is no human permanently controlling every drone. […]

Drones on Demand (DoD) The „real“ thing

In my book „Drones as a Service“ I introduce the term „Drone on Demand“ (DoD) as a general term that stands for the provision ov UAV’s to a customer. In contrast, the term DaaS is more specific as it stands for a standardized delivery of UAV services via UAVs in the form of an IT […]

The development of UAV infrastructure gains speed

Today I stumbled over a company –Asylon- a startup that is going to provide the world with deployable infrastructure to support drone operations as I described in my book “Drones as a Service” (DaaS): Asylon The concrete products of Asylon are still under development but do cover some of the infrastructure components I described in […]

The future catches up with my book „Drones as a Service (DaaS)“

As I already read, Amazon applied for a patent for a multi-use docking station for drones (Multi-use UAV docking station systems and methods, Appl. No.: 14/576,082). OK – Amazon already applied for their patent in December 2014 when I started the work on this book „Drones as a Service“. Since I did not store my […]

„Below 20 developers, large projects make no sense“

Even in times of agility, we cannot go without project management. Although -or just because- I am somtimes confronted with such comments, such as: „Why is there a project manager here? I thought you were doing SCRUM. „ – Candidate for a developer position – Or „Why cannot you add the desired change to Release […]

On Project Management

The project requests, which have reached me in the last time, differ from those of previous years – project tenderers still require experience in one or optionally several of the known project control methods (Prince2, PMI etc.) provided. However, I think to have noticed that project tenderers put less weight on a particular methodology or […]