Blog

To download a presentation, right-click on the image and save the linked file. You will obtain a .mov file (Quicktime movie) that contains the presentation. Why a movie and not a standard PDF? Because PDF files don’t preserve visual transitions between slides, and I do make a point of threading slides together to preserve the visual flow. I find it as important as logically linking the ideas of the story you are telling. Also, I use more and more videos in my presentations.

Do you struggle to derive value from the business case of product changes? Many organizations do. Teams eager to fix issues or develop new products often perceive business cases as red tape. Rarely does product management provide the motivation to […]

Read more

This material was first presented at the 30th Integrated Process Excellence Symposium in Orlando (FL, USA) under the title “Should Variant Management be a Core Business Process?”. Many organisations struggle to meet a demand for broader product portfolio while reducing […]

Read more

This postĀ appeared in the CMII newsletter of April/May 2017 Do you struggle to meet a demand for broader product portfolio while reducing operating expenses? Many organizations do [1]. Over the past century, demand looped from high variety and low volume, […]

Read more

To satisfy the growing demand for customised solutions, companies struggle to balance flexible system engineering with short lead time and profitability. This struggle has driven the development of variability management (VM) techniques. VM aims to combine the scale economies of […]

Read more

Customers no longer consider configuration special: They expect it. This expectation applies both to simple goods like t-shirts or yoghurt and to sophisticated products composed of heterogeneous hardware and software like cars or ships. The software product line community has […]

Read more

To prevent ill-formed configurations, highly configurable software often allows to define constraints over the available options. As these constraints can be complex, fixing errors introduced during configuration can be challenging. Although several fix-generation approaches exist, their applicability is limited because […]

Read more

For more than 30 years, knowledge-based product configuration systems have been successfully applied in many industrial domains. Correspondingly, a large number of advanced techniques and algorithms have been developed in academia and industry to support different aspects of configuration reasoning. […]

Read more

Different playground this time! This was my first presentation of our spin-off project CONF&Ti to a jury of business angels, coaches, and CEOs. To up the ante, the background, challenges, solutions and perspective had to be covered in 7 mins. […]

Read more

Presenting empirical results is very often harder than it seems. You have to satisfy those picky about the research method and those who care only about the results. In this presentation, the challenge was to squeeze everything in 15 minutes […]

Read more

Probably the most challenging speech I gave so far. The worst part of publicly defending a PhD thesis is that you put renown experts, colleagues, friends, and relatives in the same room. This basically means that you have to satisfy […]

Read more
Close