The Chair of Software Engineering, especially Mobile Applications works to consistently carry out the social aims of the university – to teach, research and transfer the knowledge gained in that process into practical applications, rather than hoarding it in an ivory tower.
Our focus in terms of applications is on the areas of software processes, software architecture, business processes and component-based software development for web and mobile applications. In that process aspects of the New School of IT – mobility, elasticity and agility – aggravate many of the problems that have traditionally faced the field of software engineering.
Agility, one of the key concepts of the New School of IT, is more and more exceeding the limits of development departments in order to respond to changing requirements in the IT sector – shifting from slow-going continuity to quick innovations. The increasing overlap between application development and operations is crucial in this process; however it involves a change of thinking.
Agility, mobility and elasticity are the key concepts of the New School of IT.
But how agile should und can software development be? How closely connected should IT development and IT operations be? How can you create a common understanding of the project and thereby focus correctly on its crucial points? These are questions which are, along with others, discussed in the php magazine’s article „New School of IT – Software zwischen Flexibilität und Planung“ of September 10, 2014.
The world of IT is continuously changing. Therefore digital companies have to face new challenges again and again.
The three key concepts of the New School of IT - agility, mobility and elasticity – act as the driving force of today’s and future changes.
What can well-established companies learn from start-ups and how is this connected to agility, the key concept of the New School of IT?