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Cooperation and knowledge exchange

Cooperation and knowledge exchange

“You learn something new every day...” as unspectacular as that may sound, it perfectly captures the quintessence of the meeting on Monday and Tuesday (May 7 and 8, 2018). Under the title “Cooperation and Exchange of Views” representatives of KAGes/MedUni Graz, the Geriatric Health Center of the City of Graz (GGZ), AUVA, Azienda ospedaliera Perugia (AOPG), Ospedale San Camillo Forlanini in Rome and APUS Software GmbH met in Graz. All involved were in absolute agreement on the extreme strategic importance of HR duty planning for the efficient operation of a hospital.

The Large Engine Competence Center as our new customer

The Large Engine Competence Center as our new customer

The Large Engines Competence Center or LEC is one of the world’s leading large engine research facilities. It focuses on the development of environment friendly, efficient, and robust large engines. The development of engine-specific software is another part of the LEC portfolio.

APUS Software GmbH specializes in solutions for complex client software requirements, placing great emphasis on quality, communication and transparency.

It is a matter close to our hearts to try to make the world a little bit better with what we do. This gives our technical work a deeper meaning besides value creation. Acccordingly, we are delighted to have the opportunity to assist LEC in the planning and development of a new software product.

Manage Agile Berlin 2017

Manage Agile Berlin 2017

On the website (http://www.manage-agile.de/home.html) Manage Agile is described as follows:

The Manage Agile Conference focuses on "Agile Leadership" and targets leaders in agile companies. The presentation topics at Manage Agile go far beyond IT, to include agile HR, making agile product contracts and building agile organizations. At Manage Agile the key players in things Agile get together to exchange views. That makes this conference THE networking platform for modern company and project management.

This year’s Manage Agile took place from 13-15 Nov. 2017, and I was fortunate enough to be there, not just as an attendee but to my great pleasure also as a presenter, with an adaptation of the “Death of an employee review” presentation I gave with Gerhard at Agile Austria 2017 in June in Graz.

Due to a schedule conflict with DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH I was not able to be there for the start of the conference, but on the 2nd day I raced from Frankfurt to Berlin on the ICE and was able to catch some interesting presentations and discussions. I won’t soon forget the podium discussion on "Agile Leadership" with the provocative and polarizing author Niels Pflägling, author of Organize for Complexity. How to Get Life Back Into Work to Build the High-Performance Organization, due to the abundance of disrespectful comments in the discussion. By contrast, I was very impressed by the keynote “Back to work - how business theaters can turn into real companies again” by Lars Vollmer, author of the book of the same name. His central statement was that all activities and rules in a company that do not directly serve customers are just “business theater” that prevents worthwhile work from getting done.

Despite the stress of travel and my relatively short time at the conference, I went home with many impressions and ideas, and was gratified to receive some very positive and interesting feedback on my presentation.

- Rene Pachernegg -

AirContact‘17

AirContact‘17

AirContact'17 started with exciting insights and a tour of Böhler Aerospace in Kapfenberg. While the weather exacted its tribute - it did get chilly outside after awhile - it was certainly impressive to see what an influence Austrian companies have on international aviation. The first day closed with a networking evening, interesting discussions and a great meal. The second day featured a specialist conference with a deeper look at how air travel may develop in the next 30 years.

Digital Future Congress 2017

Digital Future Congress 2017

Yesterday around 200 businesspeople gained some fascinating insights into the future of IT at the Digital Future Congress 2017. Presentation topics included automotive, sensors and IT, digitization in the health industry and in research, corporate culture, the digital paradigm shift in IT management and threats to Industry 4.0 from cyberattacks. In the Worldcafe and the relaxed wrapup, interesting ideas were discussed and exchanged. This great success motivates us to point the way to and help create the future of digitization next year again with great presentations.

The Vienna Fire Department as New Client

The Vienna Fire Department as New Client

The Vienna Magistrate (MA 14) has engaged us to create personnel, organization, and administration software for MA 68 Vienna Fire Department. We’re very glad to enjoy their confidence and look forward to the coming months. The task will not be an easy one. It is quite comprehensive, but with our expertise from two decades of duty planning software and planning for over 30,000 people, we feel well able to meet the challenge.

Agile Facilitiation Lab 2017

Agile Facilitiation Lab 2017

The 2nd Agile Facilitation Lab was held last Friday and Saturday at the Klugbauer seminar hotel. Accompanied by the glorious weather of a classic Styrian autumn, the 27 participants learned, laughed, and tried out new facilitation methods, indoors and outdoors. We experienced the Coaching kata and Lego Serious Play as different tools for complex issues, and learned new methods for team formation, contemplation, and problem-solving. On Friday there was an NLP workshop wiith René Pilz, where we opened up the NLP method box and found out that NLP doesn’t really belong to the “dark side.”

Thanks to everybody who was there. for your participation, ideas, and sessions!

We also thank our co-sponsors JIPP.IT, NETCONOMY, Ranorex, Transferio and UNYCOM, and the moderators Gregor Karlinger, Rene Pachernegg, Christine Pompenig, Katharina Seke, and Stefan Wunder. We’re glad you were with us!

If you don’t want to miss the Agile Facilitation Lab 2018, then stay tuned!

Agile Coach Camp Austria (ACCAT17)

Agile Coach Camp Austria (ACCAT17)

Just a week ago we were at the Agile Coach Camp Austria 2017 (#ACCAT17), and the ideas from it are still bouncing around in our heads. What sounds like a class field trip, and felt like a get-together with good friends, was actually intended as an opportunity to exchange views and findings on the subject of agility. The event is designed as an open space, so there are always great discussions of specific issues and problems from the agile coaching. This time, 55 Agilists, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and freelance Coaches put their clever heads together. What came out of it was a bouquet of ideas that we can immediately put into action.

AutoContact'17

AutoContact'17

Last week we were at AutoContact’17, and it confirmed what we had already observed - the future is E and autonomous. On that, at least, everyone agrees. The tremendous shift we’ve seen in many other industries is not stopping at automative. It’s still in the future, but the future has already started. That was the unanimous tenor at AutoContact’17. Everyone is looking for their new position in the game, or facing the challenge of complete self-reinvention. It’s easy enough for the software industry, but a major challenge for, say, a valve maker, since E-mobility will definitely mean less fluids to move around in a car. So there is still much to do. The last comparable shift was 120 years ago, when steam gave way to the internal-combustion engine. A sense of anticipation is in the air.

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