3D printers – almost daily news channels and magazins publishing reports and articles about them. The 3D printers produce small colorful and sometimes complex items made of plastic. Some of these items are used for business purposes too. But printing objects made of steel? Yes, it’s available and it will open new dimensions. Printing a
Companies are complex structures. Analyzing these structures is essential for optimizing the processes and changes for better results. Using the concept of the 5 Dimensions helps to get quick and complete information about the organization. This information is the base for every next step on the way to improve the efficiency of the company. What
Digital Natives are everywhere – more than 3.400.000 hits at Google. And Digital Adult – what’s that? If you’re not a Digital Native, you could be a Digital Adult … Digital Native Digital Natives are born after 1980. They are grown up with the Internet and they don’t know how to live without being connected
Scrum – an efficient way to run software projects. Valuable modules are delivered early and continuously. Reacting to changes and new demands is a key strength of scrum. Agile working helps to get optimal output with great flexibility. But this flexibility makes it hard to answer the 2 questions: When will the project be finished?
The holodeck – a facility on Star Trek Next Generation and Star Trek Voyager. 3D holograms are generated on this deck. The crews can enter the projections and interact with the holograms. They use this equipment for trainings, simulations, reflection of special situations and for recreation too. Yes, these are just TV series. However, the
One month with the Apple Sport Watch: my old watch is retired – and my Apple Sport Watch is on my arm. At the beginning it was a bit strange, but now I’m using it for messages, short telephone calls and for sports. It works pretty well – my polar is much better. But the Apple Sport
Limited budgets and tight schedules are an integral part of many IT projects. Agile working styles and continuous change processes increase the pressure on project managers and IT consultants. The resulting workload can easily exceed the capacity of any individual and lead into burnout. Burnout among employees is a genuine threat and costs a lot
Generally, I like meetings. They are good for gathering information, delivering one’s results and becoming aware of the project status. Even more importantly, all team members meet in the flesh and decisions can be made fast and easily. Sometimes … Sometimes meetings are a real pain. Why? Because they’re poorly organized: before, during or after
IT projects are deployed in complex environments. Budgets and time to market are limited. Difficult hardware and software environment, high demands on safety and compliance, variable conditions, many interfaces and countless other factors influence the progress of the project. All these factors put project managers, consultants, developers and product owners under a lot of pressure.
Microsoft Office 365 is a suite consisting of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Exchange, and SharePoint, operated by Microsoft as a cloud service, in which no cost for either dedicated server or for ongoing services (backup, patches, updates etc.) are incurred on the user. Especially for small businesses Office 365 is a good choice. Word. Excel,
Teams are the basis of nearly every IT-project. Project managers, analysts, hardware-specialists, software-engineers, sales people, future users, and other shareholders form this team. The formal structure and the objectives are fixed at the start of the project, but the path to a successful team is still long. Systemic coaching can accelerate building a successful team,
Spotify enables to stream music on any device: smartphone, tablet, PC, Mac, Tuner or also on smart TVs. History: Long time ago you wanted to buy music? You had to go to a record store and buy a single or even the whole LP. Later the compact cassette enabled to carry music around. Next step:
Systemic Coaching has conquered his place in the business world and could do a good job in the IT-world too. I will show the advantages of these practices and some examples of use in this series of blogs. Let’s start with the basics: What do I mean when talking about systemic coaching? Systemic Coaching Looking in
Got problems with my iPhone 5: The battery collapsed at 25% state of charge. Entered www.apple.at and found the support side easily. Open a new support case and got a recall at the agreed time. Replacing the device was the offered solution. Next day TNT delivered the device. After 2 hours work (backup/restore) the new