Gruhn is chairman of the supervisory board and co-founder of Adesso.
He is also a professor at the computer science department of the University
of Dortmund. He is head of research group of 7 PhD students and research
assistants. The focus of this group is the support of software processes
in distributed and highly evolution-based circumstances. From 1994
to 1996 Volker Gruhn was chief technical officer at LION, a medium
sized software house with 400 employees. In this position he was responsible
for software development, quality management and the mainframe computing
centre of LION. He was chief designer of the workflow management environment
LEU and he was responsible for several software systems developed
with LEU. The most important of these systems is a system supporting
all business processes from the area of housing construction and administration.
This system, called WIS, is one of the three leading systems in the
German market. The development budget for WIS was about 16 million
Beckmann received a diploma degree from department of computer science
of the University of Dortmund in 1992. Since then he participated
in several software development projects. Since 1997 Werner Beckmann
managed several development projects. Customers of these projects
were Internet Service Providers, international training and education
companies. His current interests are in distributed EJB architectures
and business models for their operation. Werner Beckman is team leader
of an EJB development team. As such he is responsible for development
teams, who develop EJB-based applications for insurance companies
and banks. The focus of these teams is to develop applications which
can be operated by Adesso in an ASP business model.
Deiters, V. Gruhn, Process Management in Practice - Applying the
FUNSOFT Net Approach to Large Scale Processes, in: Special Issue
on Process Technology / Automated Software Engineering, 1998.
Gruhn, Software Process Landscaping, in: Software Process Improvement
and Practice Journal, Volume 5, September 2000.
Gruhn, U. Wellen, Analyzing a Process Landscape by Simulation,
in: Journal of Systems and Software, Vol. 59, No. 3, 2001.
Gruhn, S. Lembke, Flexible Integration of Petri Net Based Process
Descriptions With User-Specific Data Descriptions, Journal of
Integrated Design and Process Science, Society for Design and
Process Science, Vol. 5, No. 1.
Gruhn, D. Peters, Concurrent Security Modelling in a Distributed
Java-based E-Commerce Environment, in: U. Baake, J. Herbst, S.
Schwarz (eds.), 8th European Concurrent Engineering Conference
(ECEC 2001), April 2001, Valencia, Spain.
Balzer, V. Gruhn, Process-Centered Software Engineering Environments:
Academic and Industrial Perspectives, in: Proceedings of the 23rd
International Conference on Software Engineering, May 2001, Toronto,
Beydeda, V. Gruhn, Decision and Risk Analysis for Process Evolution,
in: Proceedings of the Workshop on Software Process and Product
Improvement at the EUROMICRO'2001 Conference, September 2001,
Beydeda, V. Gruhn, Integrating White- and Black-Box Techniques
for Class-Level Regression Testing, in: Proceedings of the 25th
Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2001),
October 2001, Chicago, USA.