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Vector Consulting Services Newsletter February 2011


Dear reader,
the economy will continue growing in 2011 in many industries. Companies are investing and at the same time improve their efficiency. Our practice articles highlight topics worth considering at the begin of the year. Visit us on the EfficiencyDay 2011, that we organize on 22. February together with Hanser Publishing Group. We look forward to exchanging ideas with you!

Dr. Christof Ebert & Dr. Dieter Lederer
Managing directors of Vector Consulting Services
Your Partner in Achieving Engineering Excellence

Highlight: EfficiencyDay 2011 on 22. February in Stuttgart  ↑

Many ambitious cost-reduction programs miss their targets or strangle entire product areas. How can you successfully increase efficiency and reduce costs? Get hands-on information at the EfficiencyDay 2011, that we are organizing together with Hanser Publishing group. Learn from companies such as Bosch, Continental, EADS, and Siemens how they improved efficiency.

See the programme of the EfficiencyDay 2011 and register...
Read our experiences in efficiency improvement and how we can help you...

Experiences: CMMI Version 1.3 - Updates and Usage  ↑

The updated version 1.3 of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is now available. The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) has improved the CMMI together with its industrial partners such as Vector. Recent experiences, insights and evolving practices such as agile development and collaborative team-work across corporate boundaries are integrated.

Read our brief overview with the key innovations of the CMMI v1.3 ...
Find out about our CMMI activities, inhouse training options or arrange a focussed upgrade training ...

Benchmarking: Tools for Collaborative Teams  ↑

Software engineering involves people collaborating to develop better software. Collaboration is challenging, especially across time zones and without face-to-face meetings. We therefore use collaboration tools all along the product life cycle to let us work together, stay together, and achieve results together. This article provides an overview of tools and technologies for improved collaboration.

Read our study with a benchmark on collaboration tools...
More Vector articles on tool support...

Opinion: Trends in Engineering 2011 - Innovation, Quality and Efficiency   ↑

Economic growth will continue across industries in 2011. Vector Consulting Services (VCS) has spoken with clients from various industries to identify where technical product development is heading and what themes are relevant for 2011 and beyond. We have outlined five major trends and supplemented with concrete recommendations. These trends and guidance are freely available for you.

Proceed directly to the trends...

Humor: Dilbert and Strategy   ↑

Strategy means to be prepared. This can also be misunderstood. Take a minute and enjoy Dilbert interpreting strategy and customer focus his own peculiar way.

Watch the fun video...

Events:    ↑

Looking for trainings and workshops on engineering and management topics? We offer a broad variety, either at our worldwide Vector training centers, or inhouse at your place...

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