Irene Gerau

“Why Hearts Matter More Than Hz in Agile Software Development”

Excellent software is a result of smart brains meeting high-performance microchips. Not quite. Agile frameworks, such as Scrum, are very common in today’s software development projects. They promise to produce better results for customers in less time. Sounds great! However, what starts with a predefined set of roles and repetitive routines, turns out be effective in certain environments only.  What can such an environment look like? Which advantages and challenges does it offer? And why is it all about the people? This is what I’d like to share with you ‒ based on more than ten years experience in successfully running agile software development projects at SEITENBAU.

Irene Gerau is Head of Software Development and Services at SEITENBAU GmbH in Konstanz. She graduated in Software Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (formerly Fachhochschule Hagenberg, OÖ) and worked as project manager with international teams in Bratislava, Budapest, Paris, and Vienna before she moved to Lake Constanze. Over the past 10 years she has been leading agile development teams at SEITENBAU who successfully implemented software projects for customers in the public and the private sector. Since 2013 she helps shape the Business Unit Software Development and Services at SEITENBAU and is intensively engaged in organisational development and its impact on everyone involved.