Hosting Services

Metspatial provides installation, maintenance and operation of bare-metal servers physically located in Germany. We host special services for membership corporations like Ngakde e.V.. We also operate the SmartMapping development server of the AdV, host the OGC demo- and reference server and Map Services for SplashMaps.

Please note that we do not provide regular mass production hosting services but only highly customized solutions in cooperation with professional service providers like Hetzner and United Domains.

Agile Serivces

Metaspatial provides project management services with the right tools for your specific work flow. We have experience with adapting the Scrum process, Kanban and apply XP practices also in our own projects. We provide regular Scrum Coaching and Scrum Master services but (...) and also support ScrumAND by extending Scrum with the right tools to fit your organization.

Scrum

Scrum is best described as the planned way to be agile. Agile and planning do not exclude each other but the planning process becomes much more dynamic than in traditional up-front PM. This does not result in unpredictable chaos but - done the right way - it means quite the contrary: Management will have full control of every aspect of the project throughout the entire lifetime. This is a lot more than conventional planning can offer.

The whole point of Agile is to make work plans more realistic. Especially in IT development it is very difficult to align design, features, functionality, quality assurance and operations. Planning this up front is all but impossible. Therefore Scrum implenents rigorous iterations of short burst of work. The shortest interval is one day followed by a two week or four week rhythm feedback loops. This is best described in a diagram:

Scrum for the Enterprise

While Scrum works best for small teams of 5 to 9 members it does not scale so well when several teams work in parallel. By implementing a Scrum of Scrum team with the POs we have successfully managed up to 30 developers in 5 teams. This includes the whole workflow from requirements collection, UX, testing, docs, deployment and operations. Beyond 30 people and in one-year-plus szenarios it is advisable to add another layer of management like proposed in SAFe.

While SAFe is a good framework one size does not fit all. Therefore we tailor SAFe by taking the best parts of Agile, XP and Kanban and implement the right toolset to get your business up to speed.

Mindest

Agile is just an empty shell if not applied with the right mindest and at all levels of an organzation. Therefore we want to add a word of caution right at the beginning:

If you start to go Agile, there is no way back!

There is no other way forward either, so you better get going anyway... :-)

Hosting

Hosting is not our core business. However, we are also aware that "normal" hosting mass providers do not suit every use case. Regular container environments such as those offered by Amazon, Azure, Google and so on are often technically too complex or simply too incalculably expensive. Therefore we sometimes use our 20 years of experience to install, maintain, operate and host special services for select clients on bare metal servers located in Germany. This includes the non-profit corporation Ngakde, the development platform of the SmartMapping AG of the AdV, the OGC Demo- and Referenceserver and the Map Services for SplashMaps.

Our tailor-made server solutions for special applications that do not exist "off the shelf" are offered with Hetzner Online GmbH and United Domains AG.