Industrial DevOps involves people from different domains, business units and organizations. This model describes roles to be assigned to people or groups. Roles can differ depending on the specific context.
The Developer is a highly trained person. The Developer has learned to develop software in many programming languages. Many different aspects of software development like code quality or version management are covered by the Developer.
In Industrial DevOps many Developers spread over many teams in different organizations work together on a single system.
The role model introduces the following categories of Developers.
The Platform Developer works on new features and improvements of the titan platform itself.
The Tool Developer creates software tools or interfaces for hardware that is integrated into the system.
The Brick Developer creates Flow Bricks. He works closely together with the Tool developers.
The IT Operator is highly trained in installing, configuring and running IT infrastructure. The IT Operator is also responsible for installing,
updating, configuring and running software applications.
The Flow Manager is a person closely related to the business, but with a special training to master all aspects of flow modeling.
The Flow Manager works as a connection between business and technology. The Flow Manager implements new Flows and Flow Changes according
to business requirements.
Business Unit Manager
The Business Unit Manager can be located on all levels of the hierarchy of the model. The Business Unit Manager knows about the business requirements and works together with the Flow Manager, the Domain Expert and the Process Operator to refine requirements.
The Domain Expert owns exceptional deep knowledge about the domain at hand.
The Process Operator benefits from a new Flow or a Change. The Process Operator is involved in utilizing the Flow
in everyday work.
IT Security Expert
The IT Security Expert is responsible for the IT Security Domain of the whole organization. The IT Security Expert works together
with development and operations through all levels of the system.
The Titan Project
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The Titan project will build a prototype of a software platform, which will enable industrial users to apply the principles and best practices of DevOps, Lean and Agile to the complex problems of the ongoing digitization.
Sub goals of the Titan project are:
Monitoring of the systems
Resilience of the systems
Avoidance of technical debts
Elimination of the Vendor-Lock-In
Therefor we will start the scientific research on how to build a platform which is fulfilling all the sub goals but at the same time “easy-to-use” for employees even with low programming knowledge.
The main and overall goal of the Titan project is to
reduce the costs and risks of digitization for small and mid-size enterprises.
The results of the Titan project research will be open source.
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Hasselbring (CAU) presenting at Status Meeting
Photo by Sabine Wojcieszak - getNext IT
February, 15th 2018 in Kiel
All project partners met for the first time, connected with each other and discussed the first ideas of the Titan Project. The project partners will meet reguarly once a month.
Monthly Status Meetings
Photo by Sabine Wojcieszak - getNext IT
In our monthly status meetings all projects partners meet to get updates about project progress and improvements. We discuss different aspects of the project to have a shared understanding of it.
We collect different real world scenarios where the application of the Titan project might add value to companies.
The status meetings are also meant to learn and to build up strong relationships amongst the partners. Therefor we always meet at different companies.
Photo by Sabine Wojcieszak - getNext IT
EMLS 2019 on 18th February 2019 in Stuttgart -
Björn Latte, Sören Henning and Maik Wojcieszak are giving a workshop Clean Code: On the Use of Practices and Tools to Produce Maintainable Code for Long-Lived Software
CSE/QUDOS 2019 on 26th March 2019 in Hamburg -
Sören Henning and Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Hasselbring are giving a workshop Industrial DevOps
Exhibitions and Fairs
Here you will find links to exhibitions and fairs related to industrial automation and IoT:
This is a list of articles, blogs and books closely related to the topic of the Titan Project. The publications may be in German as well as in English.
Impressions of our Events
For some impressions of our events just have a look at our flickr account!
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