Dr. Saskia Bick

Research Interest

  • Large-Scale Agile Software Development
  • Dependency Management in Multiteam Systems
  • Inter-Team Coordination
  • Feature / Component Teams

Projects

  • SAP Agile Software Development Research

Teaching

  • Lectures / Exercises:

    • Spring 2016: Research Seminar "Exploring the New Frontiers in Information Systems Research" (Bachelor's and Master's level)
    • Fall 2015: Research Seminar "Contemporary Issues in Digital Life & Business" (Bachelor's and Master's level)
    • Spring 2015: Research Seminar "More Digital Life & Digital Business" (Bachelor's and Master's level)
    • Fall 2014: Corporate Knowledge Management (Master's level, Lecture & Exercise)

Selected Talks and Appearances

2016

  • International Workshop on Large Scale Agile Development, XP2016, Edinburgh, Scotland, May 2016, "Inter-Team Coordination in Large Agile Software Development Settings: Five Ways of Practicing Agile at Scale"
  • Research Colloquium "Theory Guided Modeling and Empiricism in IS Research" Prof. König, HTW Berlin, March 2016, "Explaining the Transformation to Feature-Oriented Development in Established Software Vendors: A Dependency View" 

2015

  • Practitioner Workshop and Research Seminar, Department of Software Engineering, Safety and Security, SINTEF ICT, Trondheim, Norway, November 2015, "Scaling Agile Software Development Practices for Multi-Team Projects: Insights from Large-Scale Projects at SAP SE" 

2014

  • Research Seminar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand, December 2014, "Coordination in Large-Scale Agile Software Development: A Multiteam Systems Perspective"
  • International Research Workshop on Information Technology Project Management (IRWITPM), Auckland, New Zealand, December 2014, "Software Development in Multiteam Systems: A Longitudinal Study on the Effects of Structural Incongruences on Coordination Effectiveness"
  • Organizations and Society in Information Systems (OASIS) Workshop, Auckland, New Zealand, December 2014, "Software Development in Multiteam Systems: A Longitudinal Study on the Effects of Structural Incongruences on Coordination Effectiveness"
  • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Tel Aviv, Israel, June 2014, "Adaptation Patterns in Agile Information Systems Development Teams"

Community Activities

  • Member of the Program Committee for the XP 2016 Workshop on Large-Scale Agile Development
  • Reviewer for International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
  • Reviewer for European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
  • Reviewer for Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)
  • Reviewer for International Conference on Software Business (ICSOB)

Honors and Scholarships

  • DAAD Kongressreisen Stipendium (2014)
  • Awarded with fwi (Förderkreis für Wirtschaftsinformatik Mannheim e.V.) Award for the Master Thesis (2014)
  • SAP FastTrack, Scholarship of SAP AG (2013)
  • Awarded with GRAWE High Potential Award for the best Bachelor Thesis (2010)
  • Students4excellence, Scholarship of Austrian network for high-potential students (2010)

Education

  • University of Auckland, New Zealand, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (11/2014)
    Visiting researcher
  • University of Mannheim, Business School (2014-present)
    Reseach Assistant, PhD Studies in Information Systems
  • University of Mannheim (2011-2013)
    M.Sc. in Management
  • University Andrés Bello, Viña del Mar, Chile (2009)
    Exchange Semester
  • University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum, Graz (2007-2010)
    B.A. in Business
  • Dr. Wilhelm Meyer Gymnasium, Braunschweig (2006)
    Abitur / A-Levels equivalent

Professional

  • SAP AG, Walldorf (06/2012-11/2013)
    Working Student & Master Thesis | Product & Innovation HANA Platform - Integration & Orchestration
  • SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG, Walldorf (01/2012-05/2012)
    Working Student | Business Transformation Services - Business Development - Knowledge Management
  • Bosch Thermoteknik AB, Tranås, Schweden (01/2011-10/2011)
    Project Leader | Product Management
  • Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH, Wernau (08/2009-06/2010)
    Internship & Bachelor Thesis | Sales Training International