Category Archives: 3.3.8 PROD

Impressions from Business Plan Presentations in PROD

Below, please find some photo impressions from the project presentations in PROD, our software product management course. Students were given key use-cases from FAU startups and presented their findings in the form of an investor pitch. Thanks, teams, for all your hard work!


Pricing of Enterprise Software Products

Today, Nikolay Harutyunyan taught his first teaching case in PROD, our software product management course. The case was on pricing enterprise software products. Also present was Ernst Haagsman of Jetbrains, the original case author. Both Nick and Ernst are graduates of FAU’s International Information Systems program. Congratulations, Nick, for a job well done!

Teaching Time Slots for Summer 2016

For clarification purposes, here are the precise teaching time slots for the upcoming summer semester 2016:

  • AMOS—Wednesdays: Lecture at 10:15-11:45 Uhr, exercises at 12:30-14:00 Uhr or 14:15-15:45 Uhr
  • ARCH—Thursdays: Lecture + exercises at 14:00-17:00 Uhr, coaching at 12:30-13:55 Uhr
  • KOLL—Tuesdays: Seminar at 12:15-13:45 Uhr
  • FLOSS—Tuesdays: Lecture + exercises at 14:00-17:00 Uhr

There is still inconsistent information flying around; we hope the systems will have sorted out themselves soon.

This Summer 2015 Semester’s Industry Speakers

The summer semester 2015 is shaping up nicely with several industry guest speaker appearances in our AMOS and PROD courses. Below is the line-up. Typically, these presentations are open to the public. In this case, they are not, because out class rooms are too full to accommodate any guests.

  • 2015-05-19: Matt Richards of OwnCloud on “Hard Software Marketing Choices” in PROD
  • 2015-06-24: Rolf Kintscher of Senacor on “Challenging Scrum” in AMOS
  • 2015-07-01: Diamantis Gikas of Siemens Automation on “Lessons from the Agile Trenches” in AMOS
  • 2015-07-08: Felix Mannewitz of Siemens Legal on “Open Source Governance” in AMOS

We are grateful to our industry partners for providing such an amazing line-up of speakers and we can’t wait to see and hear them in action!

Lessons from Netdosis CEO Markus Stipp

Today in PROD, our product management course, we studied the teaching case “Two-sided markets in the Internet age”, a case on FAU startup Netdosis and part of our growing teaching case collection PM by Case. After we finished our work, Netdosis CEO Markus Stipp took the stage and walked us through the critical decision stages of this startup, which was sold in 2014 to an established Berlin-based hospital software company. Thank you, Markus, for teaching us!

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Recording of First Class Session of PROD Available

For students who missed the first day of class of PROD, our software product management course, we recorded the session. Please see here to view the session https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/p5e90nyoi7u/. (Sadly, it will require Adobe Connect and also the microphone pick-up was pretty poor. I guess we will record it again next year.)

PROD off to a Good Start!

PROD, our course on software product management, is off to good (fully booked) start. We can’t fit anyone else into the room any more and spilled over into online teaching. Below, please find some photo impressions.

Continue reading PROD off to a Good Start!

Teaching Time Slots for Summer 2015

For clarification purposes, here are the precise teaching time slots for the upcoming summer semester 2015:

  • AMOS—Wednesdays: Lecture 10:15-11:45 Uhr, Exercises: 12:15-15:45 Uhr
  • ARCH—Thursdays: Lecture + exercises 14:00-17:00 Uhr
  • KOLL—Mondays: Seminar 12:15-13:45 Uhr
  • PROD—Tuesdays: Lecture + exercises 14:00-17:00 Uhr

There is still inconsistent information flying around; we hope the systems will have sorted out themselves soon.

Heads-up on Summer 2015 Course Organization

During the upcoming summer semester (SS15) we will be teaching our usual courses AMOS, ARCH, and PROD. We will have 10 ECTS projects available for AMOS and ARCH, but not for PROD. We will post the project descriptions soon as we are nearing completion. If you are curious, you can already learn more about available projects on the StudOn sections of the courses.

All three courses are Master-level courses. For this coming summer semester, for the last time we will accept Bachelor students to support backwards compatibility, however, please be advised that these courses require performance on a Master student level. If you are a Bachelor student, you may want to delay participation until you started your Master’s degree.

Also, all our courses are available to all students across the engineering faculty, as well as IIS students. We welcome not only INF and IIS, but also MT, ME, CE, IUK, etc. students. In general, we are open to everyone who wants to take it, we simply may not have been able to figure out how to input this into UnivIS (yet).