Nicholas Malahosky Blog

3 weeks ago

TargetConf2018 Guest Speaker: Jorge Rivero

The first ever Targetprocess International Customers Summit is just over a week away. Remember, you can always find our full speaker list, schedule, hotel recommendations, and other important details at our event page.

We hope you can join us in Berlin this month to share your story, learn from other users, and speak with us in person.

Jorge Rivero

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Title: 
Innovation Director
Company: Vinci Energies
Session title: From a traditional WBS to a collaboration platform

For teams used to planning and managing projects with a typical WBS (work breakdown structure) approach, adapting to Agile can be daunting. It’s more than just changing a tool—it means rethinking the way you plan and manage your projects.

Targetprocess was implemented by several Business Units at Vinci Energies to give more transparency to projects using traditional PM approaches, and to provide an opportunity for teams to improve their efficiency and customer satisfaction while managing projects. Jorge will share the story of this transformation.  

Bio:

Jorge Rivero, born in Spain 1970, started his career in the automotive and food Industry at different international positions in the electrical and automation areas.

In 2007, he joined the Industrial Division of Vinci Energies in Germany (Actemium), changing his perspective from end customer (proposes the challenge) to system integrator (delivers the solution). In Actemium, he extended his experience to Chemical and Life Science industries, and further developed his passion for People and Project Management.

With a degree in informatics from the University of Valladolid, and with his extensive experience in the electrical and automation fields, his additional involvement in IoT and I4.0 was natural. From his actual position as Innovation Director at Vinci Energies Germany, he is fully committed to further tear down the walls between both engineering domains, taking advantage of Vinci Energies’ solid positioning in both fields.

3 weeks ago

TargetConf2018 Guest Speaker: Alankar Trivedi

The first ever Targetprocess International Customers Summit is just a few weeks away. Remember, you can always find our full speaker list, schedule, hotel recommendations, and other important details at our event page.

See you in Berlin!

Alankar Trivedi, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
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Title:
Development Service Manager
Company: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Session Title: Expanding the borders of Targetprocess: Non-IT setups for any team

Alankar will be presenting a few unique use cases for using Targetprocess for non-IT purposes. These processes and setups could prove useful for any organizations or teams looking to unify information on meetings, collective efforts, or customer support. You can expect to see:

  • Processes for recording and updating meeting minutes
  • A setup for sprint retrospectives
  • Business cases for desktop support

Bio:

Alankar spent 4 years as Head of Development at Comensura, where he was responsible for all development teams and technology-related processes and workflows. Comensura has been using Targetprocess for nearly a decade (for both IT and non-IT purposes) to help manage the supply of people in large organizations across public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Five months ago, he assumed his new position of Development Service Manager at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers—one of the fastest growing professional engineering organizations in the world.

1 month ago

TargetConf2018 Guest Speaker: Bruno Lefever

The first ever Targetprocess International Customers Summit is fast approaching. We hope you can join us in Berlin on May 16-18 to share your story, learn from other users, and speak with us in person.

In addition to the workshops and presentations from our own team, we'll also be hosting a number of guest speakers who will present their unique business cases and experiences with Targetprocess. We'll share the full details on these talks as they come in, but you can always find our full speaker list, schedule, hotel recommendations, and other details at our event page.

See you in Berlin!

Bruno Lefever, AE

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Title: 
Enterprise Transformation Coach
Company: AE
Session Title: Evolution to a network organization with empowered teams using TP3

A few years ago, the CEO of AE, Bruno Denys, was inspired by Niels Pflaeging’s talk: 'Organize for Complexity'. Bruno Lefever's talk will reflect this inspiration, and share ways to trigger and motivate high performing people, in order to ultimately stimulate their entrepreneurship to achieve a higher grade of professional well-being.

Bruno will walk you through AE’s transformation journey of evolving from a traditional hierarchical organization to a network organisation. People and professional motivation are the driving forces in such a transformation. The session will illustrate this using real life examples on how Targetprocess was used to enable change. Get ready to learn about backlogs based on networked collaboration and short term value creation.

Bio

Inspired by methodological work, Bruno began his career in 1988 as an analyst-developer, and acquired the basic skills of model driven software engineering. He’s been convinced of this approach from the very beginning.

He continued his career as a consultant and worked on numerous consultancy assignments. These assignments had one common denominator: organizing work based on a structured methodology. He delivered successfully a broad range of assignments in various industries (insurance, telecom, banking, services, utility, etc.) on functional analysis, ICT architecture, strategic architectural work, business-ICT alignment, business improvement, and project/program management.

In 2004, Bruno acquired the PMI project management professional certificate (PMP). He joined AE in 2006 as a competence center manager, coordinating the various competence centers for business ICT alignment. Apart from this, Bruno kept an active consultancy role in various recent assignments: project management, enterprise architecture and strategic alignment.

Originally primarily active in IT departments, he extended his activities to the full breadth of an organization to serve business improvement needs by working on communication between business and technical departments.

The basis of nearly 30 years experience in the consultancy business (business and ICT side) gives Bruno a wide ‘chameleon’ capability, allowing him to suggest and apply corrective actions for strategic projects.

He has an in depth understanding in the following domains and has put these into practice in recent missions:

• Change management • Business improvement • Quality management • Methodology based solutions and approaches • Service-centric systems engineering • Component based analysis and architectures • Business – IT alignment • IT strategy • Agile teamwork • Project management, PMI implementations. • Rescue of complex projects in trouble • Applying agile at scale • Agile transformation of organizations

1 month ago

TargetConf2018 Guest Speaker: Jürgen Müller

The first ever Targetprocess International Customers Summit is fast approaching. We hope you can join us in Berlin on May 16-18 to share your story, learn from other users, and speak with us in person.

In addition to the workshops and presentations from our own team, we'll also be hosting a number of guest speakers who will present their unique business cases and experiences with Targetprocess. We'll share the full details on these talks as they come in, but you can always find our full speaker list, schedule, hotel recommendations, and other details at our event page.

See you in Berlin!

Jürgen Müller, Swiss Healthcare Performance Group

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Title:
 Founder and Managing Partner 
Company:
 Swiss Healthcare Performance Group
Session title: Digital Transformation in Healthcare  Inselspital Switzerland

Enacting digital transformation at healthcare institutions is a big challenge—not just for the IT department, but for the entire company. Both the health system as a whole and the health of each individual must benefit from the digitization of processes. In such a transformation, IT teams will generally need to:

  • capture customer requests
  • prioritize and visualize their status
  • order them to running projects and prioritize across projects, based on company strategy
  • ensure that everything can be planned based on available team resources
  • make use of different methods such as Scrum or PRINCE2 for the implementation of requests
  • control the entire process, from demand to delivery

Inselspital (the University Hospital of Bern) took on this challenge over a year ago, choosing Targetprocess to help back up their transformation. Jürgen Müller consulted with hospital management and helped the organization to undergo the necessary process and tool changes, ensuring that every step drove medical innovation and improved the resulting patient care.

Jürgen will tell the story of this transformation, and describe how every company can continuously improve the processes and tools that align, plan, and visualize work.

Bio:

Jürgen Müller has over 20 years of experience in program, project, and portfolio management though his previous employment as CIO and (Interim)-Manager for several healthcare providers and university hospitals in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. He started his professional career as a management consultant with Accenture in 1996.

As a founder and acting partner of the Swiss Healthcare Performance Group, Jürgen is now responsible for coaching C-Level and management representatives through the development and implementation of new (IT) strategies, as well as portfolio, program, and innovation management.

Together with the largest university hospital in Switzerland, he developed a new approach for using Targetprocess as an agile portfolio and project management tool to guide customers through their journeys of digital transformation.