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Michael LoebbertMichael Loebbert The Culture Imperative of Leadership

10/02/2008 by Michael Loebbert

We rely in the majority of decisions and actions on the cultural patterns of organizations, in which we live. Most of these patterns and values with which we steer ourselves are unconscious. Only rarely we object to them. Some individual patterns are actively learned by training or by serious “injuries”. Think about how you drive a car: You coordinate hand, foot and eye, adhere to the rules and respect the rights of other road users. Brain researchers describe this with the training of our synapses. “What has proved working and repeatedly gone through or what is equipped with high energy, engraves our actions and behavior.”

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Marcel MorfMarcel Morf Integrating HP PPM with HP Quality Center – As Simple as It Looks?

09/30/2008 by Marcel Morf

Very often, the processes of change & transport and quality management in the IT organzation are technically not very tightly integrated. Although organizationally, they are well coordinated, with both processes being clearly defined, digitized, automated and constantly improved, I doubt if their integration is tight enough.

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Michael LoebbertMichael Loebbert A Question of Culture

09/22/2008 by Michael Loebbert

Perhaps you know the history of the PT Cruiser. Sure, you have seen this car on the street, the look is retro, fuel consumption is too high, technology and security are average. When Daimler joined in the responsibility for Daimler Chrysler, the PT Cruiser was just launched and taken for a flop. The production was driven down and banned into a small factory in Mexico. But it came different. The demand could no longer be served and customers were dissatisfied. – Today the PT Cruiser is a sales success.

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Marcel MorfMarcel Morf Fresh from SAP TechEd Las Vegas: Panaya 3.2

09/19/2008 by Marcel Morf

At SAP’s TechEd conference, the new releases of Panaya Support Automation 3.2 and Panaya Upgrade Automation 3.2 have been announced.

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Gerd FladrichGerd Fladrich Test Management – Much Quality for Little Money

09/03/2008 by Gerd Fladrich

From my point of view, there are three key components for reaching the goal „high quality at low costs“ in test management: adequate methods, adequate staffing, and adequate tools – each at the  right time. If one of these factors are neglected, the  project threatens to fail.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi ITIL, PRINCE2, PMI – Just Paper Tigers?

09/01/2008 by Marco Gerussi

Historically developed IT structure
Within their IT organizations, enterprises historically distinguish between project business, IT operations and IT development. In addition to these separate areas, there are several processes and systems for project requests, notification of incidents and problem management.

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Michael LoebbertMichael Loebbert Hungry for Change

08/19/2008 by Michael Loebbert

How hungry are you for change? – Clearly, ‘change’ is in itself not a serious management approach. Without content and its implementation change remains an empty talk. Successful executives connect therefore contentful imagination with execution. In the recent study “Enterprise of the Future” by IBM (www.ibm.com/enterpriseofthefuture) executive officers, selected all over the world, tell about theirs imaginations of the company in the future.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi Is Tool-Supported Test Management Profitable?

08/18/2008 by Marco Gerussi

Every software project targets at providing high-quality software within the frame of a cost and time schedule. tool-based IT test management usually accompanies the whole software development process and partly adds to reaching this goal. This includes tasks like requirements management, test planning, test design, test execution, test evaluation as well as a superordinate defects management.

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Nicolaj AmmannNicolaj Ammann Poker – Change Management’s Fruit Fly

08/12/2008 by Nicolaj Ammann

As many others amongst my friends, I am addicted to poker. When I say poker, I am referring to the omnipresent Texas Hold´em Poker, and not to one of the Draw Poker versions that to my opinion rank among the games of pure chance.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein E2E SAP Testing – Halfway Under Control?

08/05/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

In many blogs, we have discussed the deficiencies in SAP testing. Changes to an existing system are the order of the day. Again and again, errors are corrected, customizing and programs must be adapted, new functions are rolled out. Also, technical changes as hot fixes and service packs must be installed, as well as upgrades. In view of the large number of changes, problems with testing is not want you really want. But most SAP customers have come to terms with it, solving retroactively the problems involved with rolling out badly or incompletely tested changes – amidst the applause of the business. This is quite an effort, but still considered a more sensible approach than testing the whole software system.

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