Die Open-Source-Forschungsgruppe, Teil der Forschungs- und Lehrallianz Praktische Softwaretechnik der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, arbeitet anwendungsbezogen und industrienah. Insbesondere binden wir gern Industrieunternehmen in unsere Lehre ein, um Studierende soweit wie möglich und sinnvoll an die industrielle Realität heranzuführen. Die teilnehmenden Industriepartner im Gegenzug erhalten Zugang zu unseren Studierenden und können mit ihnen an interessanten Aufgaben aus der Praxis arbeiten. Diese Aufgaben dürfen gern nicht-trivial sein und stellen idealerweise eine konkrete und wichtige Frage dar, welche sich dem Unternehmen stellt.
Die folgenden Lehrveranstaltungen stehen aktuell für ein Industrieengagement zur Verfügung:
Continue reading Aufruf zur Industriebeteiligung an der Lehre
PROD, the product management seminar, started today. For the first time, we will be using teaching cases. Below some photos from the course.
Continue reading Product Management Course Started! (PROD SS13)
In our research we apply, among other methods, case study research, and in our teaching we use teaching case studies. Occasionally, I have to explain the difference, so here is a quote from (Yin, 2009, p.9), which explains it well. (Yes, blogs can serve nicely as external memories…)
[..] the purpose of the “teaching case” is to establish a framework for discussion and debate among students. The criteria for developing good cases for teaching—usually of the single and not the multiple-case variety—are different from those doing research [...] Teaching case studies need not be concerned with the rigorous and fair presentation of empirical data; research case studies need to do exactly that.
Yin, R.K. (2009). Case Study Research: Design and Methods (fourth Edition). Sage Publications.
Abstract: Software plays a significant role in the context of modern enterprises. CRM, ERP, Billing and Accounting systems are some of the examples of the information system components which have become inseparable parts of daily operations in almost every enterprise. An organization’s specific needs and requirements for information systems are evolving into dozens of software engineering projects that need to be managed. Pursuing the aim to optimize these projects’ outcomes in terms of quality, costs and time, customers and software development teams face a dilemma of choice – which software engineering process model to use?
Continue reading OSR Group Thesis: How and Why to Go Agile
Yesterday we had a highly engaging discussion with Richard Seibt on software and Internet start-ups and entrepreneurship. Thank you, Richard, for teaching us! Not exactly fire-side, but at least classroom! Please find some photo impressions below.
Continue reading Impressions from Fireside Chat with Richard Seibt on Entrepreneurship
Abstract: This is a master thesis for the program International Information Systems. In this thesis work the situation of a software company and its product is analyzed. The situation is written in form of a Harvard Business Case with a lucid narrative. The case will be taught in Product management course in the university. Although the specific situation of one company was evaluated, thousands of firms with strongly customer-focused product development face similar challenge. The problem arises when listening to customers’ requests poses threats to product innovation and hence its market position. The main questions are if firms should disrupt their customers and what are the effects of disruptive and sustaining innovations on the firm’s business. Along with the main case, there are teaching note and class discussion guide, so that the teacher had more material to discuss the case with students. The thesis work is licensed CC-BY-3.0.
Continue reading OSR Group Thesis: Should Firms Disrupt Their Customers?
Most of our courses are graded following a simple pattern as described below. (If a link from a module description in UnivIS led you to this page then that module will be graded according to these rules.)
Continue reading General Course Grading Guidelines
Today in PROD, Alexander Zimmermann, Geschäftsführer (CEO) of Solyp GmbH, taught us about morphin a consulting business into a product organization. One of the hardest task for a business leader, for sure! Thank you, Mr. Zimmermann, for teaching us! Below, please find some photo impressions.
Continue reading Impressions from Alexander Zimmermann’s Talk on Morphing an Organization from Projects to Products