Electrobit Special Device Platform
The Elektrobit business project started at Software Factory at the beginning of 2012 and is centred on the Special Device Platform and the development initiatives related to the platform. The goal is to develop action models which improve the development work of the teams spread across the world and the transparency of software and hardware development, as well as improving the means used to measure that development. The transparency of development is essential in agile and Lean operating models, in order to avoid unnecessary design costs or work, amongst other considerations. Cultural differences and operating models are typical barriers to transparency. Within the project, an attempt is made to define which issues are important from a transparency point of view, and what transparency demands of the people who work in the development teams.
Tieto Open Application Suite
Tieto Finland Ltd has made use of co-operation with Software Factory to develop an entire product line assembled from open-source components during 2011: Tieto Open Application Suite. A community of developers has also been planned and set up around the product line, working together with Software Factory.
Tieto Open Application Suite contains various platforms which offer companies all-encompassing lifespan services cost- effectively. Software Factory has provided a diverse testing ground where it has been possible to try out things that could not be carried out in a normal critical business environment.
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Münch is the representative of the University of Helsinki in the International Software Engineering Research network. ISERN is a community that believes software engineering research needs to be performed in an experimental context. By doing this we will be able to observe and experiment with the technologies in use, understand their weaknesses and strengths,tailor the technologies for the goals and characteristics of particular projects and package them together with empirically gained experience to enhance their reuse potential in future projects.
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Münch is is Vice Chairman of the German Association for Software Metrics and Cost Estimation (DASMA). DASMA e.V. is a registered non-profit association. Since its foundation in 1993 the DASMA aims to promote discussion about software metrics and estimation of IT projects, as well as to foster the sharing of knowledge and experiences on this topic.