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  • Security in agile procedures
    Software and infrastructure projects are subject to fundamental change. The trend today is towards small, agile teams that work independently of each other and often spatially separated from each other. They develop completed subprograms that communicate with each other via coordinated interfaces and thus form an overall system. The agile approach brings with it fundamental advantages that are particularly useful in complex projects. For decades, attempts have been made to reconcile security and features. From our point of view, one step along this path is the integration of the Security Ambassador function into the agile development teams. Starting with Sprint zero, the ambassador works on an equal footing with the functional requirements at the product goal and has overall external responsibility for product safety. This addition to the agile model combines an agile approach with a holistic view of security based on the experience of our projects in recent years. By consistently treating the security requirements as equal targets, the security of a system can be assessed and therefore certified; a characteristic of supervision that is now required. Overall, IT security becomes a measurable quality feature such as functional product features that can be transported to the outside world and monetarized as a product feature.
  • Key Factor Motivation - Manage More Complex Software Development Projects
    Agile methods are a key determent in software development. The successful application of the agile methodology, such as Scrum, DSDM or Kanban is highly dependent on the (intrinsic) motivation of the parties involved in software development projects. Hence, maintaining, controlling and increasing motivation becomes inevitably throughout any project. In order to guarantee a high level of motivation, three consecutive elements have been found to be crucial. Nevertheless, a high degree of transparency has been proven to be the main condition to guarantee the following elements in motivation management. It has been previously been proven that 1. Establish an overarching, long-term project vision 2. Concretize stages and milestones and 3. Illustrating dependencies transparently, are needed to maintain employee’s motivation.
  • Regulatory system 2018f. - High point of the regulatory wave sets standards for the financial industry
    Extensive regulatory requirements for financial service providers and FinTechs in field of data protection, money laundering regulation (AML), risk management and supervisory architecture. From a regulatory point of view, 2018 is marked by a wealth of innovations and changes that have rarely been the case so far. However, the outlook for 2019 is expected to ease only slightly. The much-cited "regulatory wave" is not coming to an end; on the contrary, it sees its peak so far in 2018. Although the regulatory agenda of European and national supervisory authorities proves that the important framework parameters have now been withdrawn, the finishing touches have yet to be applied. Meanwhile, with increasing automation and data automation of business processes, the proportion of necessary technological transformations is also increasing exponentially. Solution approaches for ensuring the transparency of machine decisions in order to be able to provide accountability in a comprehensible and traceable manner Use of deep learning on higher dimensional data and their combination in order to satisfy the complexity of the real world In the following article we provide an overview in sense of first guidance on these topics.