Software Due Diligence sheds a lot of light on the unusual risks associated with tech targets (Part 2)

Software Due Diligence sheds a lot of light on the unusual risks associated with tech targets (Part 2)

January 26, 2021 by Egon Wuchner

Introduction

In the following second part of  the blog series, we are going to discuss the fields of investigation of a software due diligence.

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.

In Part 1 we talk about the reasons why software assets present particular valuation risks. The last, third part, deals with the process of a software due diligence and its deliverables.

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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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Architecture Hotspots – Despite Good Dependency Structures

Architecture Hotspots – Despite Good Dependency Structures

October 29, 2020 by Konstantin Sokolov and Ural Sezer

This topic has been published as “Architektur-Hotspots aufspüren” in the 01/2020 edition of JAVAPRO.
The complete article in German is available here as PDF.

Introduction

Structural dependency analyses are of limited significance. In some cases they do not capture the essential architecture hotspots, as we will show by means of a code example. The feature modularity concepts presented here are a new way of understanding system complexity. They aim at identifying architecture hotspots that increase the (maintenance) effort for new features.

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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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