Upcoming Industry Talk on Agile Architekturentwicklung beim Aufbau einer Cloud-Plattform by Marcus Mennemeier of Actano GmbH

We will host an industry talk on “Agile Architekturentwicklung beim Aufbau einer Cloud-Plattform” in AMOS, our agile methods course. The talk is free and open to the public.

  • by: Marcus Mennemeier, Actano GmbH
  • about: Agile Architekturentwicklung beim Aufbau einer Cloud-Plattform
  • on: January 11th, 2018, 10:15 Uhr
  • at: TU Berlin, Marchstraße 23, 10587 Berlin, room MAR 4.065
  • as part of: AMOS speaker series

Speaker: Marcus Mennemeier verfügt über 20 Jahre Erfahrung in IT-Projekten für die Automobil-, IT- und Medienbranche. Dabei hat er sich als Unternehmer und Geschäftsführer vor allem mit der Koordination und Konzeption komplexer. Softwareprojekte beschäftigt. Er ist eine strategische Quelle für Ideen und Impulse im Bereich der Plattform- und Softwareentwicklung mit dem Fokus auf kollaboratives Projektmanagement.

Upcoming Industry Talk on Agile in Research by Carina Haupt of Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

We will host an industry talk on “Agile in research” in AMOS, our agile methods course. The talk is free and open to the public.

  • by: Carina Haupt, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR)
  • about: Agile in research
  • on: February 8th, 2018, 10:15 Uhr
  • at: TU Berlin, Marchstraße 23, 10587 Berlin, room MAR 4.065
  • as part of: AMOS speaker series

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Upcoming Industry Talk on Inside an Agile Transformation of 1000+ Employees by Samir Keck of Zalando

We will host an industry talk on “Inside an agile transformation of +1.000 employees” in AMOS, our agile methods course. The talk is free and open to the public.

  • by: Samir Keck, Zalando
  • about: Inside an agile transformation of 1000+ employees
  • on: February 1st, 2018, 10:15 Uhr
  • at: TU Berlin, Marchstraße 23, 10587 Berlin, room MAR 4.065
  • as part of: AMOS speaker series

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Upcoming Industry Talk on Continuous Delivery by Thomas Fricke of Endocode

We will host an industry talk on “Continuous Delivery” in AMOS, our agile methods course. The talk is free and open to the public.

  • by: Thomas Fricke, Endocode
  • about: Continuous Delivery
  • on: January 18th, 2018, 10:15 Uhr
  • at: TU Berlin, Marchstraße 23, 10587 Berlin, room MAR 4.065
  • as part of: AMOS speaker series

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Upcoming Industry Talk on Richtung Innovation – Scrum und Design Thinking (in German) by Radouane el Marjani of 365farmnet

We will host an industry talk on “Richtung Innovation – Scrum und Design Thinking” in AMOS, our agile methods course. The talk is free and open to the public.

  • by: Radouane el Marjani, 365farmnet
  • about: Richtung Innovation – Scrum und Design Thinking
  • on: January 25th, 2018, 10:15 Uhr
  • at: TU Berlin, Marchstraße 23, 10587 Berlin, room MAR 4.065
  • as part of: AMOS speaker series

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Upcoming Industry Talk on Advanced Scrum Master – From Applying Scrum to Understanding Agility by Mario Berger and Martin Wurm of Mister Spex

We will host an industry talk on “Advanced Scrum Master – From applying Scrum to understanding agility” in AMOS, our agile methods course. The talk is free and open to the public.

  • by: Mario Berger and Martin Wurm, Mister Spex
  • about: Advanced Scrum Master – From applying Scrum to understanding agility
  • on: December 14th, 2017, 10:15 Uhr
  • at: TU Berlin, Marchstraße 23, 10587 Berlin, room MAR 4.065
  • as part of: AMOS speaker series

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Register now for Forum Open Source 2017

On June 20th, the the 2017 Bitkom Open Source Forum will take place in Berlin. In my opinion, this is the best vendor-neutral opportunity in Germany to meet and listen to open source experts and how open source is shaping the German and international software industry. I will present my main blockbuster talk on

why software vendors, large and small, “give away their intellectual property” by contributing to an open source project.

Essentially, I will be talking about the business models and industry strategies underlying contribution to and leadership of open source projects, platforms, and foundations. Participation is free, even for non-members, and I recommend you register early (by email) to make sure you get a seat at the table.

Why on Earth?! Why Product Vendors Invest in Open Source Software (Upcoming Talk, in German)

I give industry talks about every other week and stopped advertising them long ago. This one, however, may be of broad interest. I will talk about the economics of strategically creating and leading open source projects at the June 20th, 2017, Open Source Forum of Bitkom in Berlin. Title and abstract below, event details to follow. Subscribe to this blog to stay on top of things!

Title: Was soll das eigentlich? Warum Produkthersteller in Open-Source-Software investieren

Abstract: Intel, Oracle, Fujitsu und andere nehmen Millionen US-Dollar in die Hand, um Linux und verwandte Software zu finanzieren und wir alle nutzen die Software kostenlos. IBM nahm Millionen US-Dollar in die Hand, um die Eclipse Foundation zu starten, nur um ihre späteren Produkte auf eine andere technische Basis zu stelllen. Weitere Unternehmen würden gern signifikant Geld ausgeben, von dem wir alle profitieren, man lässt sie nur nicht, weil sie zu spät an den Tisch kamen. Warum nur? Dieser Vortrag schildert die ökonomischen Grundlagen und strategischen Ziele, welche Unternehmen haben, wenn sie Open-Source-Software nicht nur nutzen, sondern strategisch etablieren und führen wollen. Continue reading “Why on Earth?! Why Product Vendors Invest in Open Source Software (Upcoming Talk, in German)”

Open Source Collaboration—The Other Open Source Innovation (in German)

Below, please find a blog post in preparation of the Bitkom OSS Forum in July 2016.


Open-Source-Software ist zu einem wichtigen Bestandteil von Softwareprodukten geworden. Es gibt praktisch keine Software mehr, die nicht auch auf Open Source aufbaut. Unternehmen, welche Open-Source-Software in ihren Produkten verwenden, machen sich meist Sorgen um die rechtlichen Konsequenzen, welche Open-Source-Lizenzen mit sich bringen. Entsprechend haben Unternehmen Open-Source-Governance und -Compliance Prozesse aufgesetzt, um diese Herausforderungen in den Griff zu bekommen. Am 02.06.16 werde ich für den ASQF in Berlin eine Einführung in gute Open-Source-Governance geben.

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