Roman Mildner

Author Archive for Roman Mildner

Roman Mildner is a Project Manager Professional (PMP), executive management consultant at United Mentors, and a book author . He has worked in the IT industry since 1992 and as a manager consultant since 1998. He focuses on process improvement services with an emphasis on Automotive SPICE and strategy consulting. For more details, please visit his United Mentors home page.

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The TCC

TCC – the Team Capability Coach – is a quality leadership project role, aiming at maximizing the effectiveness of process quality assurance. A TCC is an approach that combines and extends quality assurance-related roles of a “Quality Manager” and essential elements of a “Scrum Master” in a single integrated concept.

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What makes a good QA process manager?

The job title “quality assurance manager”—in short “QA manager”—may suggest that the job is boring, ambiguous and uncreative. One particular species of QA manager, however, deserves particular attention: the “process quality manager”.

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Quo Vadis, Atlassian?

Atlassian has become a very attractive vendor of project management applications. An acquisition of Atlassian would have numerous implications to business across many engineering-centric industries. The question may be not “if” but “when Atlassian will become acquired?”

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On the Difference Between an Audit and an Assessment

“Audits” and “Assessments” may appear similar, but they are substantially different.

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Megatrend: The Post-Freemium Economy

Once upon a time, newspapers were bought at the newsstand, sending letters required postage stamps, and tickets had to be bought to watch movies. There was no such thing as a free lunch. That is about to change, and the word “free” is taking on a different meaning.

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Megatrend: Cheap Clean Energy

Energy is the blood of the economy, but fossil energy sources are becoming scarce. They also suspected of causing global warming. They pollute the air in our cities. Fossil fuels are becoming more and more expensive, thwarting the economic progress around the world. We must – and will – solve this problem.

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Megatrend: Projectized Organizations

There is only one organizational form that can keep up with the increasing pace of global markets: the Project.

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Megatrend: Open-Source Economy

Intellectual property has been an important asset of innovative businesses for centuries. Protecting new technologies, however, will soon become a largely obsolete strategy.

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Megatrend: Ubiquitous Connectivity

Everything seems to be interconnected these days: computers, mobile phones, cars, even watches and pacemakers. Yet it is only the beginning.

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The Perfect Laptop

This is what my perfect laptop would look like. Now why on Earth can’t I have it?