16:30 - 17:15 Uhr


Andre Mainka
Siemens Healthineers AG

Annoying Documentation? How should documentation behave, that everybody loves?

Nobody likes writing documentation - It costs money and time, it is boring, nobody knows when and how it is used.
Still it is required in regulated industries. Software development documentation like requirements and test cases etc. is needed to be able to maintain large scale software projects. Most software projects are trapped in a documentation tooling with a limited ability to maintain versions, baseline, trace between dependencies and link between planning and documentation. Often documentation tooling is project phase specific (e.g. requirements management or test case design) and puts people in silos and requires handovers with cost and loss of information.
Coming from waterfall, Siemens Healthineers identified software development documentation handling as major enabling for engineering efficiency in agile. A process and tool change was initiated to introduce collaborative, comprehensive, seamless, actionable, lightweight, controlled documentation that is always up-to-date with the software itself. Follow me on a journey from first pilot to successful migration in a whole project. Learn about culture change and return on invest. Celebrate with me the results, there is something in for everybody. Most benefits are for testers who get early and flexible design input. Testers can showcase the impact of any test results to requirements and release at a push of a button. Even the product can benefit from the ability to focus on value stream.

Andre Mainka, Siemens Healthineers AG

Andre Mainka is an ALM Solution Architect responsible for a large software stack supporting the whole toolchain from Requirements Engineering to Releasing Products at Siemens Healthineers. He started his career as a software tester, became an integration manager, configuration manager and a product owner for the process tool infrastructure.
Andre has more than 15 years' experience in SW Testing, Development and supporting teams on their journey towards an agile culture.
His main topics are in the field of agile testing, getting people to work together and establishing quality in the whole software development and release cycle, always with the goal to develop customer value easier and faster.