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The ICGSE 2011 arranges three high quality tutorials that will provide interesting insights for both industry practitioners, as well as researchers:

MORNING: Stragic planning for Global Software Engineering

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Marc Gill'ard

Marc Gill'ard MBA MSc is partner and owner of the Dutch strategy consulting firm Verdonck, Klooster & Associates (VKA).


Rini van Solingen

Rini van Solingen

Rini van Solingen (prof.dr.ir.) is professor in Global Software Engineering at Delft University of Technology and Chief Technology Officer at iSense Prowareness


GSE is often started out of cost considerations: reducing the labor cost of the software engineers. This is just one of the strategic reasons, but definitely not the most important. IT development is an investment where benefits and return on investment need to be managed more dominantly. This tutorial gives the attendees insight in the full scope of strategic drivers for developing software globally. The tutorial provides guidelines for a well founded business decision; when to apply GSE and when not. In the tutorial, participants gain knowledge and experience in considering the full portfolio of business drivers in direct relation to their strategy. Furthermore, they have used some practical tools in an exercise setting and understand how to continue this in their own situation, company and/or organization. After this tutorial participants have an overview of the business drivers for successful GSE strategies and understand the business decision process to fully leverage GSE opportunities. Furthermore, participants gain insight in the essence of the business case for GSE, the main decisions in the sourcing strategy for GSE and into the organization of GSE. The participants have practiced with aligning corporate strategy with the current GSE deployment of their own company/organization.

About Rini
Rini van Solingen (prof.dr.ir.) is a part-time full professor in Global Software Engineering at Delft University of Technology (department of Electronics, Mathematics and Computer Science). Furthermore, Rini is Chief Technology Officer at iSense Prowareness. Rini is an expert in industrial product-, process and performance improvement of software and systems development. Especially in contexts with (globally) distributed development teams. Rini's specialties are: design and deployment of distributed development organizations (onshore/nearshore/offshore), Scrum coaching, training and deployment support, and establishing RoI analyses and developing quantitative business cases for GSE. He is a frequent speaker and teacher at business conferences and courses. He received a M.Sc in Computer Science from Delft University of Technology and a Ph.D in Technology Management from Eindhoven University of Technology, both in the Netherlands.


About Marc
Marc Gill’ard M.Sc. MBA is partner and owner of the Dutch strategy consulting firm Verdonck, Klooster & Associates (www.vka.nl). With 100 highly experienced professionals VKA develops and implements corporate strategy for Dutch corporates and government. Marc is manager of the Strategy and Architecture practice. In his client engagements he consults the major Dutch multinationals and government on strategy, innovation and sourcing. Marc has over 15 years of experience in the field of business-IT alignment. Marc started his carrier in software development and managing IT projects. Marc publishes frequently in periodicals like Holland Management Review, Management Executive and Finance & Control. He is a regular guest lecturer at several bachelor and master studies, e.g. at the University of Amsterdam and The Hague University. He enjoys the role of chairman and key-note speaker at conferences. Marc achieved his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) in 2001 and his master in Information Technology at Delft University of Technology in 1994. In 2007 he completed the executive education program Leading Professional Service Firms at Harvard Business School.



MORNING: Global Software Engineering – Lessons from Industry

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Christof Ebert

Christof Ebert

Managing Director, Vector Consulting, Germany

Managing global software engineering on an industry scale has rapidly become a key competence for successful engineers and managers. The diversity of suppliers, cultures and products require dedicated techniques, tools, and practices to overcome challenges. This tutorial summarizes experiences and guidance from industry in a way to help knowledge and technology transfer. It looks to processes and approaches for successfully handling global software development and outsourcing and offers many practical hints and concrete explanations to make GSE a success. Session attendees can raise specific questions from industry practice or academic research to get first-hand insight into GSE state of practice as well as new thoughts and trends that will shape the future.

Christof Ebert is managing director at Vector Consulting Services. Prior to that, he held engineering and management positions for fifteen years in IT, transportation and aerospace. Over the years he had set up several offshoring sites and supported numerous companies in mitigating global software engineering and outsourcing risks and thus get concrete benefits from such programs. He is the author of "Going Global - Distributed Software Development, Outsourcing, and Supplier Management" which appears in its second edition at Wiley IEEE in 2011. He serves on the executive board of the IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE) series, teaches at the University of Stuttgart and is a SEI certified CMMI Instructor.

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AFTERNOON: Coaching Distributed Agile Projects


Jaroslav Prochazka and Tomas Turecek

Have you ever tried to make heterogeneous group of people to go the same direction? It is quite difficult, right? And now, imagine this situation in distributed environment when you have not met those people yet and you should convince them over the phone to do so. Well and this is our daily bread. We walked the way in our company in last four years from advising local developers to coaching of leadership team of company having 17000 employees worldwide.

The goal of this tutorial is to share the lessons learnt that enabled us to walk this long way. Among others we will focus on how to solve unsolvable problems, how to provide different perspectives, involve people and how to be their thinking partners.

We plan to introduce our lessons learnt in interactive way with group discussions and games.

About Jaroslav

Jaroslav Prochazka works as a Lean coach at Tieto Corporation and has been about 10 years in IT, started as Java developer. He has 5+ years coaching and mentoring experience in distributed environment: coaching development, support and maintenance teams inside and outside Tieto.

He has worked with about 400 people and has trained more than 800 people so far.

Jaroslav earned his PhD at University of Ostrava in 2007 and is also teaching Software development and Information Systems there. He speaks at international conferences like IBM RSDC Conference 2009 or Information Systems Development 2010.

About Tomino

Tomáš Tureček has been working in IT for more than 10 years. At the moment he works as a Lean coach at Tieto Corporation (17000 employees). He has more than 5 years experience from 15 distributed deliveries where he was implementing Agile and Lean principles.

Tomas has earned his PhD degree at VSB Technical University of Ostrava where he has been giving lectures from area of software development for more than 9 years already. Among others he contributes to communities around such as Java User Group or IT Academy and speaks at prestigious international conferences such as XP2010.



Tutorial Chair

Morten Jensen
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Last Updated on Monday, 29 August 2011 12:46