Egon Wuchner

Co-Founder & CEO of Cape of Good Code. Egon has a Master in Mathematics from the University of Augsburg. He worked for 18 years at Siemens. His main focus was software architecture, quality and analytics. Egon was also an internal consultant for these topics and trained international teams. Egon's focus is on product development and consulting.
Co-Founder & CEO of Cape of Good Code. Egon has a Master in Mathematics from the University of Augsburg. He worked for 18 years at Siemens. His main focus was software architecture, quality and analytics. Egon was also an internal consultant for these topics and trained international teams. Egon's focus is on product development and consulting.
Software Due Diligence Sheds a Lot of Light on the Unusual Risks Associated With Tech Targets (Part 1)

Software Due Diligence Sheds a Lot of Light on the Unusual Risks Associated With Tech Targets (Part 1)

December 16, 2020 by Egon Wuchner

Introduction

This blog series also appeared as an article in the 11/2020 issue of the German M&A Review magazine. The specific issue of M&A Review can be found here.

The blog series addresses the following aspects of software due diligence:

  1. the reasons why software targets present particular valuation risks. And why a focused software due diligence is a prerequisite for assessing technological risks in the acquisition of software companies, 
  2. the fields of investigation of software due diligence and why a mix of tools and experience is necessary for this, and
  3. the process of software due diligence and its deliverables.

In the following 1st part of the three-part series, we are going to discuss the first point about the particular valuation risks of software targets.

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Cooperation and Knowledge Sharing for Remote Agile Development

Cooperation and Knowledge Sharing for Remote Agile Development

June 01, 2020 by Egon Wuchner

Introduction

Remote work and remote agile development have been one of the remedies in this day and age of the Corona consequences. During the last weeks, I have come across several articles, posts and blogs about the pitfalls of remote working teams and recommendations on how to take countermeasures against missing collaboration.

I think the McKinsey article on “Revisiting agile teams after an abrupt shift to remote” [1] is an interesting contribution worth considering. I am going to refer to some other sources, but do not claim any completeness with respect to the topic. But across all articles, I have been missing some simple but effective means of not only promoting a more collaborative mindset but making cooperation actually happen.

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