EuroAsiaSPI² 2015 Key Notes
We proudly present the Key Notes for the EuroSPI² 2015 Conference.
The transition from a classical to an agile software development procedure needs a structured and strategic roll out to realize the estimated values of the transition phase. Quality assurance as part of the software development has also to be designed to realize its targets of the agile transition for adequate project and program quality assurance. Besides effectivity also the economically aspects have to implement in value driven agile product quality assurance. This tension between effectivity and economy will be shown on the example of the Volkswagen group IT. The transition is mapped to the SPI Manifesto to demonstrate the currency of the in 2009 established values and principles for software process improvement.
Alexander received the Dipl. Ing. (Master) degree in 2004 in computer engineering from Technische Universität Berlin. He is IT Quality Manager at Volkswagen AG. He was Senior Management Consult-ant for software quality management at Software Quality Systems AG after working as quality engineer for Mercedes Benz Technology GmbH. His interests include software engineering, software quality management and risk- & complexity management.
As an area of medical informatics the aim of an HIS (hospital information system) is to achieve the best possible support of patient care and outcome and administration by presenting data where needed and acquiring data when generated with networked electronic data processing. Hospital Information Systems main demands are correct data storage, reliable usage, fast to reach data, secure to keep data on storage and lower cost of usage. Sisoft, having 300+ staffs, is a world leading organization that has built one of the most widely used Health Information Systems globally. The HIS of Sisoft has been deployed in over 700+ Hospitals across EMEA. Now Sisoft aims at offering its solutions on Centralized Database and on Cloud. So now, it's called by Sisoft "Healthcare on Cloud".
TSE (Turkish Standards Institution) is the leading government body which prepares, implements and certifies international and European
standards in the Turkish industry since 1960. TSE is full member of ISO, CEN/CENELEC, EOQ, CCRA and related to many other
international organizations. TSE is authorizing member of CCRACommon Criteria Recognition Arrangement and Common Criteria (IT
Product Security Standard) Certificates are recognized within 26 countries. TSE has set up a group of ISO/IEC 15504 (and Automotive
SPICE) assessors and performs assessments in leading IT industry. TSE IT Test and Certification Department also gives certificates from ISO/IEC 27001 IT Security Management System, ISO/IEC 20000-1 IT Service Management System, ISO/IEC 25051 Software Quality(COTS), ISO EN 9241-151 (Web Usability), ISO/IEC 40500(Web Accessibility), ISO/IEC 19790 Crypto Modules, ISO/IEC 24759 Crypto Test Techniques, Certified Ethical Hacker, Iqnet-Qweb mark, Basic Level Security Certification, Site Security Certification, Pentest Company Certification standards and criteria. And develops many IT and IT security standards for the sector. TSE holds a key note at EuroSPI, coedited the books, and supports the conference by the political and industry network.
Mariye Umay Akkaya is the head of the IT Test and Certification Department of the Turkish Standards Institution. She has a Computer
Engineer and Information Science degree with MSc from Bilkent University/Turkey. She started to work at Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) in 2003 and is currently the head of the IT Test and Certification Department of TSE and Turkish Common Criteria Certification Scheme. She was the Technical and Quality Responsible of Turkish Common Criteria Certification Scheme and IT Department. She is also responsible for many IT Test and Certification Standards such as ISO/IEC 15408-Common Criteria, ISO/IEC 27001(ISMS), SPICEISO/ IEC 15504, ISO 19790 and 24759-Crypto Modul and Algorithm Certifications etc. as an inspection and certification expert. She is currently a voting member of Common Criteria- CCRA, CCMB, CCDB, CCES and CCMC committees, NATO CC_Cat on behalf of TSE and Turkey.
In a context of Service economy, the Governance, Risk and Compliance of service eco-systems are enabled by leading technologies in order to increase the assurance level on the services delivered through targeted actions on processes, people and technologies.In the Luxembourg and Greater region area, the TIPA® RDI line has been developed since 2003 with the aim to combine the ISO/IEC 15504 standard on Process Assessment with the IT nfrastructure Library (ITIL). It led to the development of the “TIPA for ITIL” as an open framework for the assessment and improvement of IT service management processes. TIPA artefacts (reference models, methods and tools) support the evaluation, direction and monitoring of service systems and eco-systems and are distributed worldwide.During the keynote, we will illustrate the TIPA landscape with a service system, innovation and value mindset. The interoperability, integration and compliance aspects, and the complementarities of the “TIPA for ITIL” framework will be demonstrated via various cases related to IT service management and other contexts. This will be seen from a broad perspective targeting IT services, management systems, information security, e-archiving, risk management and project management.
Béatrix Barafort graduated as a Software Engineer in the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (France) and has worked from 1988 to 1996 in a software house in Lyon for software development projects in banks and insurance companies. Then she joined Public Research Centre Henri Tudor in Luxembourg where she has led R&D process assessment and improvement projects based on the ISO/IEC 15504 standard (Process Assessment), mostly in Software Engineering and IT Service Management. At the beginning of 2015, the Tudor centre merged with another public research centre to become the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). Béatrix is now heading an R&D Group on “Process Quality Improvement” encompassing the TIPA® initiative (open framework for process assessment including TIPA for ITIL). She is actively involved in standardization activities in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 (Software and Systems Engineering) and in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC40 (IT Service Management and IT Governance). She was editor of the published ISO/IEC 20000-4:2010 standard for an IT Service Management Process Reference Model. In 2014, she has been the local organizer of the 21st international EuroSPI conference in Luxembourg.
Today, corporations perform specific Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) activities with the goal of achieving business value gain. Technology Adoption (TA) and Process Improvement (PI) are the two of the most common examples for such activities. These activities result in failure very often, and in cases of success, various transformations are induced in business. However, both successes and failures expose the need of socio-technical approaches. Still, many viewpoints on these activities are heavily biased towards technical approaches. One of the main reasons for this bias is the lack of conforming guidance. In order to redress this deficiency, based on Work Systems Theory (WST) the Holistic Work System Framework (HWSF) was demonstrated in our previous study. In this study, HWSF work is further developed using Analytic and Observational Evaluation methods according to Information Systems (IS) Research Design Science Guidelines (IS RDSG). The results verify the HWSF’s unique features’ novelty and prove its necessity as a conforming WS guide. This study and its results also show valuable practices for moving the WST and IS RDSG maturity one step forward, bridging the gap between former and future studies.
Dr. Egemen Özalp, studied at Ankara, Middle East Technical University (METU), Informatics Institute, and at the University of Ulm, Germany. Since 2006 he is chief senior researcher at Tübitak Uzay, the Space Technologies Research Institute of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.
No profession is free from “hypes” and this is especially true for software engineering, which is still perceived by many as an immature profession compared to other engineering disciplines. These “hypes” are usually advertised as “silver bullets” that solve many problems in software management and engineering, such as higher quality, faster time-to-market, lower cost, more motivated employees or even more innovation. Of course the most recent hype is best suited for today’s problems and is supposed to replace the previous ones.
Software systems are becoming essential for society and today we rely more and more on software systems: communication, health care, transportation and even production are now software “defined”. As a result the costs and risks emanating from defects in software are rising quickly: personal or government data is distributed in public, planes crash and even trading firms can go bankrupt, all because of software defects. At the same time software systems are becoming more complex and networked while software engineering is still often just following “hypes”.
Improving software engineering can only be effective when it deals with the engineering team, the engineering processes, the project and development organization and management at the same time. Each “hype” in software management and engineering addresses only certain aspects and many contain valuable ideas. But none of them is a “silver bullet” that solves all problems and fits to the context of the development organization.
Effective and long-lasting improvement needs a deep understanding of the different approaches and the ability to find a good balance between them: balanceability.
Alexander Much studied mathematics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Cambridge (UK). In 2000 he joined SuSE Linux and in 2004 Elektrobit Automotive GmbH,where he worked as software architect, quality and safety manager.
He leads the centre of competence for software systems engineering,dealing with system aspects such as quality, safety, security or reliability.
He is a SPICE and safety assessor and enjoys working with people in software organizations to improve management and engineering practices.