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Prof. Dr. Tobias Schimmer

né Hildenbrand

Prof. Dr. Tobias Schimmer
Honorary Professor & Chief Development Expert at SAP SE
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment
Research Interest
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Large-Scale Lean and Agile Software Product Development
  • Software Innovation Projects and Lean Startup Approach
  • Software Requirements Engineering and Design Thinking
  • Requirements Management, esp. Traceability and Rationale Management
  • Social Networks in Distributed Software Development
  • Distributed Collaborative Software Development (Methods and Tools)
  • Empirical Software Engineering (Method and Tool Evaluation)
Projects
  • Lean Research project (together with SAP development and SAP Research)
  • Software-Cluster “Softwareinnovationen für das digitale Unternehmen” (SWINNG)
  • GlobaliSE (Development of flexible business software by using global resources)
  • CollaBaWü (Collaborative, Component-Based Business Application Software Development within the Financial Service Provider Domain in “Baden-Wuerttemberg”)
  • V-TRaM – Visual Traceability and Rationale Management

Short CV

Since 9/2019 Honorary Professor at University of Mannheim
Since 8/2018 Co-Founder SAP Innovation Center Newport Beach
Since 1/2009 SAP SE Walldorf (global development organization)
4/2008 – 1/2009 University of Mannheim – Assistant Professor
6/2004 – 3/2008 University of Mannheim (incl. 4 months at University of California, Irvine)
Degree: PhD in Business Information Systems Engineering (“Dr. rer. pol”)
9/1999 – 6/2004 University of Mannheim
Degree: Diploma in Business Administration and Computer Science (“Diplom-Wirtschaftsinformatiker”)
Majors: Business Software Engineering, Business Information Systems, Computer Science, Marketing
Internships Hildenbrand GmbH (not related, 5 months)
alltours flugreisen gmbh (3 months)
Student Research Assistant in Information Systems (4 years)
1989 – 1998 Hebelgymnasium Schwetzingen
Degree: German Comprehensive Secondary School Diploma (Abitur)
Majors: Mathematics and English

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Publications

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    Talks and Presentations

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2009

  • 2008

    • Guest Lecture, at the itemis AG, 11/24/2008, Bonn:
      "Verbesserung der Traceability in der verteilten, kollaborativen Softwareentwicklung”
    • TaSK Forum, 06/05/2008 at the University of Mannheim, Germany:
      “Verbesserung der Nachvollziehbarkeit und Prozesstransparenz in verteilten, kollaborativen Softwareentwicklungsprojekten”
    • Guest Lecture, 05/28/2008 at the University of Mannheim, Germany:
      “Daten- und Wissensmanagement in der Softwareentwicklung”
    • Conference Talk at the Second Workshop on Engineering Complex Distributed Systems (ECDS 2008) in conjunction with International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2008), 03/05/2008 in Barcelona, Spain:
      “Approaches to Collaborative Software Development”.
    • Conference Talk at the Second Workshop on Engineering Complex Distributed Systems (ECDS 2008) in conjunction with International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2008), 03/05/2008 in Barcelona, Spain:
      “Agile Methodologies for Distributed Collaborative Development of Enterprise Applications”.
    • Conference Talk at the PRIMIUM Subconference at the Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2008 (MKWI'08), 02/26/2008 in Munich, Germany:
      “Designing and Implementing a Tool for Distributed Collaborative Traceability and Rationale Management”.
    • Workshop Talk 02/15/2008 in Würzburg, Germany:
      “Improving Traceability in Distributed Collaborative Software Development: Results from a Design Science Research Approach”.
  • 2007

    • CollaBaWü-Quarterly Workshop, 04/27/2007, University of Mannheim,
      “Visualization and Analysis of Traceability Relationships in Distributed Software Development”.
    • Conference Talk at the 2007 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games, 04/03/2007 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA:
      “Genetic Algorithms for Finding Optimal Strategies for a Student's Game”.
    • Conference Talk at the REConf 2007 – 6. Requirements Engineering Tagung, 03/07/2007, München:
      “CodeBeamer for Requirements Engineering in Distributed Scenarios -- Global verteilte Softwareentwicklung im Projekt 'Borderless Brain'"; with Michael Geisser.
    • Lecture at the University of Mannheim, Germany, 02/26/2007:
      “Tools for Collaborative Software Development” together with Michael Geisser
    • Workshop Talk 01/16/2007 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany:
      “Evaluation von Requirements Engineering und Traceability Management Methoden in der verteilten Softwareentwicklung” with Michael Geisser
    • Conference Talk at the first International Conference on Software Engineering Approaches For Offshore and Outsourced Development (SEAFOOD) in Zurich, Switzerland, 6 February 2007:
      “Towards Visualization and Analysis of Traceability Relationships in Distributed and Offshore Software Development Projects”.
    • Conference Talk at the first International Conference on Software Engineering Approaches For Offshore and Outsourced Development (SEAFOOD) in Zurich, Switzerland, 5 February 2007:
      “Offshore Software Development: Transferring Research Findings into the Classroom” with Kay Berkling (Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico) and Michael Geisser.
    • CollaBaWü-Quarterly Workshop, 01/19/2007, FZI in Karlsruhe:
      “Social Network Analysis in Software Engineering”.
  • 2006

    • Guest Lecture at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, 12/15/2006, Mainz:
      “Wiki-Systeme als Medium zur Zusammenarbeit und Kommunikation in der Softwareentwicklung”; together with Michael Geisser.
    • PRIMIUM Workshop, 11/15/2006, Stuttgart:
      “Innovative Einsatzmöglichkeiten von Wikis in Softwareprozessen”; with Michael Geisser and Stefan Seedorf.
    • Seminar Talk 10/26/2006, Irvine, USA:
      “Social Network Analysis Data Collection Techniques in Open Source Software Development Projects”.
    • Seminar Talk 10/19/2006, Irvine, USA:
      “Social Network Analysis in Open Source Software Development Projects”.
    • Continuous Coordination Project Meeting 08/10/2006, Irvine, USA:
      “Improving Traceability in Distributed Software Development Projects”.
    • Workshop “Social Software in der Wertschöpfung”, 07/18/2006, Stuttgart:
      “Einsatzpotentiale von Wikis in der Softwareentwicklung”; with Michael Geisser and Stefan Seedorf.
    • Expertenforum “Herausforderungen und erfolgversprechende Lösungsansätze bei verteilten Softwareprojekten”, 06/19/2006 – 06/28/2006, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, München, Stuttgart:
      “Wiki als Medium zur Zusammenarbeit und Kommunikation in Projekten”; with Michael Geisser.
    • Doctoral Colloquium 05/26/2006 in Mannheim, Germany:
      “Kollaborative Softwareerstellung im Forschungsprojekt 'CollaBaWü'" with Jens Arndt and Michael Geisser.
    • Seminar Talk 04/05/2006 in Mannheim, Germany:
      “Nutzung von Open Source-Entwicklungsplattformen im Unternehmenskontext”.
    • Workshop “Semantische Technologien zur Unterstützung von Softwareprozessen” held 04/03/2006 at the Fraunhofer IESE in Kaiserslautern, Germany:
      “Kollaboratives Requirements Engineering” with Michael Geisser.
    • Workshop Talk 03/24/2006 in Rossdorf, Germany:
      “Ansätze zur Integration von Open Source-Entwicklungsmethoden und -werkzeugen im Unternehmenskontext”.
    • Conference Talk REConf 2006 – 5. Requirements Engineering Tagung, 03/07/2006, München:
      “Collaborative Software Requirements Engineering with Wiki and CodeBeamer”; with Michael Geisser.
  • 2004

    • bwcon Business Software Forum 09/23/2004 in Stuttgart, Germany:
      “Ansätze der Forschung zur Unterstützung der Entwicklung von Softwarekomponenten”.
  • 2003

    • Conference Talk, at the IEEE Workshop on Knowledge Grid and Grid Intelligence, 10/13/2003 in Halifax, Canada:
      “Creating a Java- and CORBA-Based Enterprise Knowledge Grid Using Topic Maps”.

Teaching

  • Design Thinking and Lean Development in Enterprise Software Development
    Master-Ebene, Vorlesung
    Fall Semester 2012–2018
  • Agility and Reuse in Large-Scale Enterprise Software Development
    Master-Ebene, Vorlesung
    Fall Semester 2011
  • Globally Distributed Software Development (GDSD)
    Master-Ebene, Vorlesung
    Fall Semester 2008–2010

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Graduation Works

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