Management for Professionals

The Road to a Modern IT Factory

Industrialization – Automation – Optimization

Editors: Abolhassan, Ferri (Ed.)

  • ​Presents critical success factors for a global acting IT service organization
  • Introduces methods and technologies for the optimization and increase of efficiency in a time of transformation
  • Focused for strategically acting professionals
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About this book

IT is currently going through one of its most critical phases of transformation. IT vendors and IT service organizations are revolutionizing their production and service processes, adopting industrial practices. It is only through the consistent transformation into factory-like structures that quality, effectiveness and efficiency can be increased. By integrating professional concepts and methods taken from the context of industrial production, it is possible to meet functional and qualitative requirements from the departments and therefore from the end user. On top of that this new paradigm enables the implementation of optimal processes in the organization. An interdisciplinary team of authors addresses the current challenges for global IT services organizations and describes the process of IT industrialization. The transformation of the IT industry towards the model of an IT factory is the core theme of this book, which takes the latest findings from applied research, consulting and IT business practices and combines them into a consistent and innovative approach to IT services.

About the authors

Dr. Ferri Abolhassan is Director of Production & Systems Integration at T-Systems International. He joined T-Systems in September 2008 and holds a doctorate in computer science. Dr. Abolhassan started his career in research and development in 1987 at Siemens in Munich. From 1989 to 1991 his work in the field of parallel computer architecture brought him to IBM in the United States. Between 1992 and 2001, Dr. Abolhassan held various management positions at SAP. As Senior Vice President of SAP’s global "Retail and Consumer Products" business unit, he successfully developed and marketed SAP’s channel management solution in the retail sector.

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From the book reviews:

“The organization of this collection of papers into six broad topics makes the book easy to read … . editor has successfully combined the writing of 28 separate authors to deliver a fairly consistent feel. … The book is topical, and an interesting view of the state of rapid change within the IT industry. … If you work in the IT industry and want to know where you may be in five years’ time, then this is a must read.” (David B. Henderson, Computing Reviews, December, 2014)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Abolhassan, Ferri

    Pages 1-8

  • The Challenges of Modern IT

    Uebernickel, Falk (et al.)

    Pages 11-32

  • Transformation in the IT Industry

    Grimme, Katharina (et al.)

    Pages 35-41

  • From Project to Product Orientation

    Löffler, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 43-48

  • The IT Product Factory

    Löffler, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 49-55

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eBook $59.99
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Hardcover $79.99
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Softcover $79.99
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  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52435-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Road to a Modern IT Factory
Book Subtitle
Industrialization – Automation – Optimization
Editors
  • Ferri Abolhassan
Series Title
Management for Professionals
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-40219-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-40219-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-40218-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52435-0
Series ISSN
2192-8096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 210
Number of Illustrations and Tables
61 b/w illustrations
Topics