Learning from Others and by Doing

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” [Confucius, born 551 BC, philosopher and teacher]

Would you believe that combining experience and imitation could get you faster results then finding results by try and error?

Would you believe that you can accelerate your development process and develop products more efficiently when you can easily draw on knowledge and practice by somebody with lifelong experience with computers for more than 45 years.

When you are developing software products the information presented below is useful for you.

Identify your challenges

  • You want to keep assigned schedules
  • You have to react to changing requirements
  • You want to reduce overhours
  • You want to visibly satisfy your customers
  •  You want to cope with performance restraints
  •  You want increased quality with reduced costs of development
  •  You want to apply your lessons learned for future projects


Become aware !

  • Is your current process “agile” or “lean” or something else?
  • What are good results in the past?
  • How would you like to improve? (Apart from costs)
  • Where did recent attempts to improve fail?

See your chances to improve !

  • Can the process be improved or the type of process changed?
  • Do you need a different method to control your progress?
  • Seems education of developers useful? (in what fields)


Costs will be reduced

  • development costs of projects
  • maintenance costs for the software produced
  • personnel costs


For managers and leading developers


The current processes are analyzed and weaknesses are identified. External help by the “workshop master” will avoid the traps of “blind spots” in the assessment of the possibilities for improvement.At the end of the workshop a measurable increase of the development productivity has been achieved.

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Coaching is done in an one-to-one way. While it startcoachingsmallindexs with  an immediate assessment with the manager continual talks are scheduled via telephone or direkt Skype-sessions.Normally coaching will be done during a specific task interval. That could be t
he implementation of a new version or during the installation of a new development process.

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for testers, test managers and requirement engineers


There exist specific certifications for software (ISTQB®) testing at various levels as well as for requirements engineering (IREB®). Training is done in workshops, lasting between three and five days, depending on the level of certification.

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Hans Hartmann
Accr20161125_hansoriginalbusinesscardbwedited Trainer for ISTQB®,IREB®, Quality Assurance and Agile Processes

  • Computer experience since 1970
  • 15 years Development and Research
  • 16 years of Testing and Testing Management
  • 15 years Teaching at Universities (Vienna, Leipzig)
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