Workshop 8 - Accessability, Team Skills and Diversity

Workshop-Moderators


Gabriele Sauberer
TermNet, Austria

Mirna Munoz
CIMAT, Mexico

Projects and teams become more and more diverse and international or global. They require appropriate strategies and skills for improvement, change and innovation, to be successful and sustainable.

The success of projects and teams depends on the support from the organisation, the people and the environment. Managing innovation, change and improvement successfully is not just a technical job. A variety of organisational and “Human Factors” need to be taken into account – and managed well. Global communication, a common understanding of concepts and terms, an increasingly aging and diverse workforce are new challenges and success factors of SPI projects and teams.
This workshop will also receive all new ideas for the SPI Manifesto as an input to further elaborate how we understand the term SPI in the future (using terminology guidance from Termnet).


Workshop Program 5.9.2018

09.00 - 10.30

How to Leverage the Potential of Diverse and Virtual Teams and benefit from Diversity Management?
Gabriele Sauberer, Forum European Diversity Management, Austria, Jolanta Maj, Opole University of Technology, Poland,
Valery Senichev, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

Imperative Ethical Behaviours in Making Systems Development and Deployment Compliant
with Health & Safety and Wellbeing

Harjinder Rahanu, Elli Georgiadou, Middlesex University, UK, SEEQMA Ltd Consultancy, UK, Kerstin Siakas,
Alexander Technological Educational Institute, Greece, Margaret Ross, Southampton Solent University, UK

Imperative Ethical Behaviours in Making Systems Development and Deployment Compliant with
Health & Safety and Wellbeing
Harjinder Rahanu, Middlesex University, UK, Elli Georgiadou, Middlesex University, UK, SEEQMA Ltd Consultancy, UK,
Kerstin Siakas, Alexander Technological Educational Institute, Greece, Margaret Ross, Southampton Solent University, UK

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30

Developing effective teams in global multidiscipline engineering and manufacturing organisations.
Kerstin Siakas, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece, Elli Georgiadou, Middlesex University, UK,
SEEQMA Ltd Consultancy, UK, Dimitrios Siakas, Citec, Vaasa, Finland, Harjinder Rahanu, Middlesex University, UK

Building high effectives teams using a virtual environment
Mirna Munoz, CIMAT, Mexico, Adriana Pena, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico, Jezreel Mejia, Luis Hernandez, CIMAT, Mexico,
Nora Rangel, Carlos Torres, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico

Reflections on the need for Disambiguation of Terminology for Quality Models and Software Process Improvement
Elli Georgiadou, Middlesex University, UK, SEEQMA Ltd, Consultancy, UK

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch Break

14.00 - 15.30

Terminology and Training for Cultural Heritage Management
Gerald Wagenhofer, UBW Unternehmensberatung Wagenhofer GmbH, Austria,
Karin Novotny

Interactive Workshop
Are the social and organisation related values in the SPI Manifesto stilll up-to-date. Do they need a rework.

Revisiting the SPI Manifesto

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee Break

16.00 - 17.00

Interactive Workshop Continued
Are the social and organisation related values in the SPI Manifesto stilll up-to-date. Do they need a rework.

Revisiting the SPI Manifesto

 



Important Information

Thematic Paper Topics

  • Accessability as a chance for new services and innovation
  • Social and Complementary Skills needed in nowadays distributed and networked Engineering and Production
  • Effective Teams
  • Communication
  • Compliance
  • Terminology
  • Acceptance of Process Improvement
  • Organisational Leadership Styles
  • Design Patterns for effective Networks and Organisations

Submission Dates

06.04.2018 First Thematic Paper Submission
30.04.2018 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
12.06.2018 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
31.07.2018 Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
30.08.2018 Upload of Powerpoint Conference Presentation

SPRINGER Book Series

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual SPRINGER book and the EuroSPI books show a total of 150000 (one hunded fifty thousand) chapter downloads. The workshop papers will form a chapter for this thematic topic in the SPRINGER book.



Additional Information

Key Contributors

Key contributions will come from European initiatives and networks, such as TermNet and FEDM, which developed best practices, as well as international certification and qualification within the framework of the European Certification and Qualification Association (ECQA). However, the workshop is open to include experts from all over the world, who are willing to share their best practices with the community.

TermNet, the international Network for Terminology, is the leading terminology community and collaborates with ECQA since many years. Jointly, they developed the ECQA Certified Terminology Manager, basic and advanced level, for various target groups and industries, such as automotive, engineering, health, international organisations, etc.

The concept of terminology management means to define a cross-company and cross-culture understanding of important knowledge, concepts and. Corporate language and terminology needs to be correct and consistent, so ensure quality, and to support safety and security. Even if the corporate language is “Global English” only, terminology needs to be managed well and used as a bridge for professional communication and cooperation at global level.

Managing the diversity of teams and projects means to leverage their potential for innovation and improvement. Similar to the diversity of systems and design, a diverse team and workforce contributes to quality, safety and reliability. Different genders, ages, backgrounds, etc. turned out to be vital for innovation, improvement and positive change, if this human diversity in teams and projects is appreciated and managed well.

Interactive Workshop Approach

Focus of interest and main questions discussed during the workshop will be:
  • What are good practices to repeat?
  • What are bad practices to be avoided?
  • How do successful organisational strategies work?
  • What are key success factors?
  • How do we implement diversity principles?
  • How do we introduce terminology management?
  • Do we need to extend our existing assessment models to cover this aspect?
  • Do we need a domain specific approach (Automotive versus IT service versus medical etc.)
  • How can we reinforce the teams toward high effective teams?
  • How can we integrate high effective teams?
Each presentation will be discussed towards these main topics of interest. A panel discussion at the end shall come up with a summary of the solutions presented and with new research topics to focus on to solve this integrated approach (work for next year to meet at next EuroAsiaSPI and share again).


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