Written by Daniel Senff, Dennis Schmidt, Juan Dominguez-Moran, Severin Haemmerl & Walter Laurito — March 22, 2020


Italy, Spain, and other countries are already experiencing shortage of ventilators.

In Germany the crisis is getting worse by the day. Our doctors are already expressing their concerns about the lack of necessary equipment, including vital parameter monitors

Availability of vital parameters such as (peripheral) oxygen saturation (SpO2), heart rate, blood pressure is key in order to judge health status of patients and to keep an overview of all patients in a given ward

Medical doctors who are currently treating hundreds of Covid-19 patients in Northern Italy and Spain (including measures such as a strict triage to provide treatment only to patients with highest changes of improved/positive outcome and converting ORs into ICUs) assess their situation as…

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Sunset at water hole at Etosha National Park

When I started my first job I had a colleague who only worked 4 days a week and I knew, this is something I want to try too. …

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Chicken, a dog and donkey chill in the shades. I’m sure there is a cat hiding somewhere. Soon they make music!

In our company, we experimented the last year with various setups of Cross-functional teams. These teams consist of members from different departments for a limited time to implement a specific goal. They do not have to be IT-focused, but coming from an IT background my experience is from being in and leading IT- and Product-focused teams.

If you are reading this setup guide, chances are high that you want to set up a new Cross-functional team. Awesome! This guide should give you a hand in where to start and what the main questions you and your team should discuss are.


What is the goal of the team? …


Daniel Senff

Software Developer, Product Manager, Musician, Traveler

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