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Coaching

We offer coaching and change management engagements to support organizations in their transformation towards innovative, fast moving, data-driven and/or ecosystem-centric businesses.

Category: Coaching

Length: From weeks to months

Format: Regular coaching meetings and supporting workshops

Reviews

We offer this review allowing organizations to be reviewed using external experts regarding the readiness and maturity of organizations to strategically engage with their ecosystems.
Review is often performed by a team and entails both a survey as well as in-depth interviews with key persons. As an end results, organization receives a report which can be the starting point for a change management process or a training/workshop session.

Category: External expert review

Deliverable: Review report

Related services Follow-up workshops and trainings available

We offer this review allowing organizations to be reviewed using external experts regarding the speed (or lack thereof) in their development processes.
Review is often performed by a team and entails both a survey as well as in-depth interviews with key persons. As an end results, organization receives a report which can be the starting point for a change management process or a training/workshop session.

Category: External expert review

Deliverable: Review report

Related services Follow-up workshops and trainings available

We offer this review allowing organizations to be reviewed using external experts regarding the organizational ability and skills with using data from products and customers.
Review is often performed by a team and entails both a survey as well as in-depth interviews with key persons. As an end results, organization receives a report which can be the starting point for a change management process or a training/workshop session.

Category: External expert review

Deliverable: Review report

Related services Follow-up workshops and trainings available

We offer this review allowing organizations to be reviewed using external experts regarding, for example, software architecture or review following Architects organization (CAFFEA) framework.

Review is often performed by a team and entails both a survey as well as in-depth interviews with key persons. As an end results, organization receives a report which can be the starting point for a change management process or a training/workshop session.

Category: External expert review

Deliverable: Review report

Related services Follow-up workshops and trainings available

Self-assessment surveys

Boschonian offers this self-assessments survey for organizations to assess themselves regarding the presence of roles, practices and effective communication links necessary for Agile Architecting. As an end result, organization receives a report on their assessment, which can be used as a starting point for workshop/training session or change management process.

Category: Assessment survey

Deliverable: Assessment report

Related services Follow-up workshops and trainings available

Boschonian offers this Assessments survey for organizations to assess themselves regarding the readiness and maturity of organizations to strategically engage with their ecosystems. As an end result, organization receives a report on their assessment, which can be used as a starting point for workshop/training session or change management process.

Category: Self-assessment survey

Deliverable: Assessment report

Related services Follow-up workshops and trainings available

Boschonian offers this Assessments survey for organizations to assess themselves regarding the organizational ability and skills with using data from products and customers. As an end result, organization receives a report on their assessment, which can be used as a starting point for workshop/training session or change management process.

Category: Assessment survey

Deliverable: Assessment report

Related services Follow-up workshops and trainings available

Boschonian offers this self-assessments survey for organizations to assess themselves regarding the speed (or lack thereof) in their development processes. As an end result, organization receives a report on their assessment, which can be used as a starting point for workshop/training session or change management process.

Category: Self-assessment survey

Deliverable: Assessment report

Related services Follow-up workshops and trainings available

Talks and keynotes

Peter Drucker, the management guru, once famously said that companies need to do two things well: marketing and innovation. Everything else is cost and can be outsourced. For software intensive industries, this is obviously as true as for any other industry. In most organizations, software R&D focuses on efficiency, but our research shows that the focus really should be on innovation as a means to drive revenue growth. Modern innovation approaches require mechanisms to continuously collect customer feedback. We refer to the set of mechanisms that software R&D uses to involve customers as an “experiment system”. The presentation presents the key challenges surrounding innovation in software, presents the concept of experiment systems and then discusses several industrial cases.

The Waterfall Software Development style has recently been replaced by Agile methods. This has created empowered development teams, able to to iteratively focus on delivering customer value. However, the role of Software and System Architecture has been left out of the Agile framework, especially in large projects, creating a gap between the iterative way of working of the teams and the static development of the architecture. Architects might initially design an architecture that soon diverges from the implemented code and that does not support the delivery of new and unforeseen customer value. It is therefore important to rethink architecture development and management in an Agile perspective, or else to introduce Agile Architecting. To do so, practices, roles and communication styles need to adapt to the Agile methods, and at the same time Agile teams need to include Architecture management in their Agile practices. We explain what are the problems related to the lack of Agile Architecture and how to set up an organizational solution.

Category: Talk

Length: 45 – 90 minutes

Related services Follow-up workshop and 2-day course available

Architecture Techical Debt: Causes, Consequences and Trends

Uncertainty, business changes, time pressure, mistakes, and many other factors concur to the accumulation of software and other development artifacts that are sub-optimal: such accumulation is nowadays recognized as unavoidable. Sub-optimal software, as well as artifacts used to develop and maintain it, are said to contain Technical Debt: in other words, implementing sub-optimal artifacts might bring some advantage in the short term, which is considered the same as taking a financial debt. However, due to the accumulated Debt, software companies might have to pay an additional cost, or else the interest on the debt. The interest is represented by several extra-activities and costs caused by the sub-optimal solutions. The total interest paid can be substantial in the long term, even leading to development crises. It’s therefore important to first recognize this phenomenon and then to continuously assess and prioritize the refactoring of Technical Debt in order to avoid crises.

Category: Talk

Length: 45 – 90 minutes

Related services Follow-up workshop and 2-day course available

Software Ecosystems: Implications for Strategy, Business Model and Architecture

Software ecosystems are the logical destination for any successful software product or software product line. Once an organization has established a a product or product line with a significant number of customers, there will be more requests from customers for functionality than what the organization can build itself. Also, independent solution providers and third party developers will increasingly ask for access to the platform in order to build customer (segment) specific solutions on top of the products and platform. A successful software ecosystem provides an incredibly powerful, valuable and durable competitive advantage to the platform company and an effective way for third party developers to focus their energy on the most differentiating functionality. This presentation provides the participants with an understanding of the forces leading to the creation of a software ecosystem, a theoretical framework and taxonomy of software ecosystems, guidelines on how to initiate a software ecosystem, several industrial examples and cases and exercises to apply the principles to a specific case.

Category: Talk

Length: 45 – 90 minutes

Related services Follow-up workshop and 2-day course available

Asking users what they would like to have built is probably the worst question in the history of software engineering. Users don’t know what they want and it’s the engineer’s job to find this out. Answering this question requires a systematic approach to exploring a broad set of hypotheses about functionality that might add value for customers at different stages of development. This talk introduces the notion of Innovation Experiment Systems as a systematic method for optimizing the user experience of existing features, developing new features as well as developing new products. The method uses different techniques dependent on the stage of development, including pre-development, development and commercial deployment. In each stage, frequent customer involvement, both active and passive, is used to constantly establish and improve the user experience. The method is based on data from eight industrial cases and stresses the importance of speed and rapid iterations in development. The talk uses numerous examples from industry are used to illustrate the concepts.

Category: Talk

Length: 45 – 90 minutes

Related services Follow-up workshop and 2-day course available

Speed, Data and Ecosystems: The Future of Software Engineering

There are three areas where the companies seeking to survive and thrive in this new world need to be world leading: speed, data and ecosystems. Speedis concerned with converting new customer insights into deployed solutions in hours and days rather than months and years. Effective use of data coming from the field, both in development as in the applications themselves, is critical to ensure that we are building the right products that can successfully act autonomously where humans were involved earlier. Finally, successfully integrating ourselves in our business and technology ecosystems such that speed and data-driven development and execution expand beyond the boundaries of the company is crucial for success. This talk presents the implications for organizations that seek to continue to be successful.

Category: Talk

Length: 45 – 90 minutes

Related services Follow-up workshop and 2-day course available

Trainings

Architecture Technical Debt: Causes, Consequences and Trends

Challenge
Technical Debt can account for 37% of wasted time and effort. The inefficient management of Technical Debt can create an overhead of 25% of wasted time.
Solution
Strategically manage Technical Debt: Process, Tools, Organization
Course content
Causes, Consequences and Trends in Technical Debt accumulation. Strategic Adoption of Technical Debt Tracking. CAFFEA framework for managing Architectural Technical Debt AnaConDebt – analysis method and tool of Contagious Debt for prioritization. AnaConDebt Light – tool for tracking and prioritizing Technical Debt items. Estimating Modularity refactoring for components.

Category: Training

Delivery form: 2 day workshop using company case

Length: 2 days

Target audience Product managers, Architects, Engineers, R&D management

Software Ecosystems: Implications for Strategy, Business Model and Architecture

Challenge
Once an organization has established a a product or product line with a significant number of customers, there will be more requests from customers for functionality than what the organization can build itself. Also, independent solution providers and third party developers will increasingly ask for access to the platform in order to build customer (segment) specific solutions on top of the products and platform.
Solution
A successful software ecosystem provides an incredibly powerful, valuable and durable competitive advantage to the platform company and an effective way for third party developers to focus their energy on the most differentiating functionality.
Course content
An understanding of the forces leading to the creation of a software ecosystem, a theoretical framework and taxonomy of software ecosystems, guidelines on how to initiate a software ecosystem, several industrial examples and cases and exercises to apply the principles to a specific case.

Category: Training

Delivery option 1: 2 day workshop using fictive case to introduce the concepts

Delivery option 2: 2 day workshop using company case

Length: 2 days

Target audience Product managers, Architects and engineers, R&D management, CTOs and other technology responsibles

Challenge
Most features that we build are (hardly) ever used. Features that are used have not been built optimally. We lack insight into the use of our products due to the lack of data or analysis of it. The opportunity cost of building the wrong stuff is hurting competitiveness.

Solution
Apply data-first principles. Transition towards data-driven decision making.

Course content
Stairway to Heaven – speed, data & ecosystems. HYPEX and QCD models. Streaming analytics and data-driven code. Instrumentation to collect relevant data. Hypotheses, experiments and analysis. Building a data-first organizational culture.

Category: Training

Delivery option 1: 2 day workshop using fictive case to introduce the concepts

Delivery option 2: 2 day workshop using company case

Length: 2 days

Target audience Product managers, Architects, Engineers, R&D management

Challenge

Most features that we build are (hardly) ever used. Features that are used have not been built optimally. We lack insight into the use of our products due to the lack of data or analysis of it. The opportunity cost of building the wrong stuff is hurting competitiveness.

Solution

Apply data-first principles. Transition towards data-driven decision making.

Course content

Stairway to Heaven – speed, data & ecosystems. HYPEX and QCD models. Streaming analytics and data-driven code. Instrumentation to collect relevant data. Hypotheses, experiments and analysis. Building a data-first organizational culture.

Coaching
We offer coaching and change management engagements to support organizations in their transformation towards innovative, fast moving, data-driven and/or ecosystem-centric businesses. Category: Coaching Length: From weeks to months Format: R Read More
Reviews
We offer this review allowing organizations to be reviewed using external experts regarding the readiness and maturity of organizations to strategically engage with their ecosystems. Review is often performed by a team and entails both a su Read More
We offer this review allowing organizations to be reviewed using external experts regarding the speed (or lack thereof) in their development processes. Review is often performed by a team and entails both a survey as well as in-depth interv Read More
We offer this review allowing organizations to be reviewed using external experts regarding the organizational ability and skills with using data from products and customers. Review is often performed by a team and entails both a survey as Read More
We offer this review allowing organizations to be reviewed using external experts regarding, for example, software architecture or review following Architects organization (CAFFEA) framework. Review is often performed by a team and entails Read More
Self-assessment surveys
Boschonian offers this self-assessments survey for organizations to assess themselves regarding the presence of roles, practices and effective communication links necessary for Agile Architecting. As an end result, organization receives a r Read More
Boschonian offers this Assessments survey for organizations to assess themselves regarding the readiness and maturity of organizations to strategically engage with their ecosystems. As an end result, organization receives a report on their Read More
Boschonian offers this Assessments survey for organizations to assess themselves regarding the organizational ability and skills with using data from products and customers. As an end result, organization receives a report on their assessme Read More
Boschonian offers this self-assessments survey for organizations to assess themselves regarding the speed (or lack thereof) in their development processes. As an end result, organization receives a report on their assessment, which can be u Read More
Talks and keynotes
Peter Drucker, the management guru, once famously said that companies need to do two things well: marketing and innovation. Everything else is cost and can be outsourced. For software intensive industries, this is obviously as true as for a Read More
The Waterfall Software Development style has recently been replaced by Agile methods. This has created empowered development teams, able to to iteratively focus on delivering customer value. However, the role of Software and System Architec Read More
Architecture Techical Debt: Causes, Consequences and Trends Uncertainty, business changes, time pressure, mistakes, and many other factors concur to the accumulation of software and other development artifacts that are sub-optimal: such acc Read More
Software Ecosystems: Implications for Strategy, Business Model and Architecture Software ecosystems are the logical destination for any successful software product or software product line. Once an organization has established a a product Read More
Asking users what they would like to have built is probably the worst question in the history of software engineering. Users don’t know what they want and it’s the engineer’s job to find this out. Answering this question requires a sy Read More
Speed, Data and Ecosystems: The Future of Software Engineering There are three areas where the companies seeking to survive and thrive in this new world need to be world leading: speed, data and ecosystems. Speedis concerned with convertin Read More
Trainings
Architecture Technical Debt: Causes, Consequences and Trends Challenge Technical Debt can account for 37% of wasted time and effort. The inefficient management of Technical Debt can create an overhead of 25% of wasted time. Solution Strate Read More
Software Ecosystems: Implications for Strategy, Business Model and Architecture Challenge Once an organization has established a a product or product line with a significant number of customers, there will be more requests from customers fo Read More
Challenge Most features that we build are (hardly) ever used. Features that are used have not been built optimally. We lack insight into the use of our products due to the lack of data or analysis of it. The opportunity cost of building the Read More
Challenge Most features that we build are (hardly) ever used. Features that are used have not been built optimally. We lack insight into the use of our products due to the lack of data or analysis of it. The opportunity cost of building the Read More