Free Avro Viewer

Avro is a data serialization system. The core is Avro schema which can be used to describe the structure of datasets very much like XML Schema or JSON Schema. Avro is primarily used in Big Data scenarios for which it offers special features like schema evolution. This is a typical Avro file:

{"namespace": "net.pleus.domain", "name": . . . → Read More: Free Avro Viewer

Video: Requirements management in the agile world

The video of my JAX 2018 session Lösungen in Rekordzeit: Scrum im Kontext von klassischem Anforderungsmanagement is now online on JAX TV.

Fintech Success Story

In 2017 PLEUS Consulting supported Yareto GmbH in the development of their new independent comparision site for the automotive finance industry. Yareto is a fintech company that specializes in automotive financing. In 2016 the corporate startup was founded to build a brand new comparision site for the automotive finance industry. The site enables car . . . → Read More: Fintech Success Story

JAX 2018: Management of Requirements and Quality the Agile Way

Between the 23th and 27th April 2018 JAX will be taking place at Rheingold Halle in Mainz.

On the 23th I am going to give a presentation about the way agile companies turn ideas into valuable software in a short time and how this differs from classic requirements engineering practices.

On the 24th I . . . → Read More: JAX 2018: Management of Requirements and Quality the Agile Way

Video: Agile Myths, Trends and Best Practices

The video of my JAX 2017 session Agilität: Mythen, Trends und Best Practices is now online on JAX TV.

Agile Culture Cards

People are born with an agile mindset. Many of them lose it throughout their career as they are shaped by an industrial culture which is based on ideas like the lone warrior and error avoidance.

Establishing an agile mindset amongst the team members is a challenging task, especially in non-agile organisations. Behaviours and habits . . . → Read More: Agile Culture Cards

Don’t leave broken windows unfixed

The Broken Windows theory was developed in 1982 in the US in the area of crime prevention. The theory describes norm-setting effects of urban disorder. Simply put, it means that if the windows of a building are broken the likelihood of further broken windows increases. This is a metaphor to stress that environmental and . . . → Read More: Don’t leave broken windows unfixed

Decision-making Poster

Agile teams work in a widely self-organized way. This raises the question who actually takes descisions in such a context. Depending on several factors such as corporate culture the way decisions are taken can differ. To build trust and support for descisions amongst the team it can be helpful to understand the way a decisions . . . → Read More: Decision-making Poster

JAX 2017 Sessions Download

The slide deck from my JAX 2017 sessions can be downloaded here.

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Bank11 Success Story

In 2016 PLEUS Consulting supported Bank11 in the development of their brand new sales financing system VICTOR 3.0.

Bank11 is a credit institution that specializes in sales financing. In 2016 the bank decided to replace their existing software with something new. To be able to meet the challenging requirements in terms of quality, customer satisfaction . . . → Read More: Bank11 Success Story