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My name is Manfred Lange. This is my private web site providing information about what I did in the past, what I'm currently working on, and what I'm interested in. Have fun!
I'm specialized in continuous improvement of software development processes. This does not only include the mere creation of the software itself but also all associated processes such as marketing, sales, consulting, and support processes. The overall objective is to maximise customer's business value by fostering a cost-conscious organization which uses operational excellence as strategic weapon.
In particular I focus on adaptability, quality, productivity, and time-to-market. From experience I know that all of this can be achieved at the same time by employing leading edge techniques and methodologies. That is the reason why I am a member of the Agile Alliance and the Agile Project Leaderhip Network (APLN).
The companies I worked with and for were in the following industries:
I worked with companies of different sizes, from 35 to several thousand employees, including startups and well-established ones. Project sizes were from 4 to several dozens engineers. All of the projects were mission critical, and high-availability therefore a must.
Currently I am Technical Director at Prism Software in Auckland, New Zealand. I am responsible for the development of the flagship MIS product (Prism WIN), which is specifically designed for the printing industry. I have a cross-functional team consisting of excellent professionals including business analysts, software engineers, testers and IT staff.
Technologies ranged from Microsoft platforms (.NET framework and COM) to Java based software, and included both relational and object-oriented database systems. Programming languages were Java, C#, and C++. More recent additions on the technology side are service oriented architectures (SOA), web services, and integration with business process management (BPM) software.
In all projects I achieved improvements in all of the following:
References are available upon request.