Software Product Management
The product manager plays a key role to ensure that a product supports company strategy and satisfies market needs beyond a single development project. Software product management (SPM) is the discipline concerned of planning and managing the conception, development, distribution, and evolution of long-living software with a potentially significant number of users and customers.
We are collaborating in SPM research with the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA).
Software Product Management
Analytics for Software Product Planning
F. Fotrousi, K. Izadyan, S. Fricker (2013). "Analytics for Product Planning: In-depth Interview Study with SaaS Product Managers", accepted at IEEE Cloud 2013.
Feature Models for Release Planning
S. Fricker, S. Schumacher (2012). "Release Planning with Feature Trees: Industrial Case", 18th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering (RefsQ 2012), Essen, Germany. [pdf]
S. Fricker, S. Schumacher (2011). "Variability-based Release Planning", 2nd International Conference on Software Business (ICSOB 2011), Brussels, Belgium. [pdf]
R. Stoiber, S. Fricker, M. Jehle, M. Glinz (2010). "Feature Unweaving: Refactoring Software Requirements Specifications into Software Product Lines", Poster at 18th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'10), Sydney, Australia. [pdf]
T. Gorschek, S. Fricker, K. Palm, S. Kunsman (2010). "A Lightweight Innovation Process for Software Intensive Product Development", IEEE Software 27, 1. 37-45. [pdf]
Value Chain Alignment
L. Singer, N. Seyff, S. Fricker (2011). "Online Social Networks as a Catalyst for Software and IT Innovation", 4th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering, Szeged, Hungary.
S. Fricker (2010). "Requirements Value Chains: Stakeholder Management and Requirements Engineering in Software Ecosystems", 16th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (RefsQ 2010), Essen, Germany. [pdf]
S. Fricker (2009). "Specification and Analysis of Requirements Negotiation Strategy in Software Ecosystems", International Workshop on Software Ecosystems (IWSECO'09), Falls Church, VA, USA. [pdf]
S. Fricker, P. Grünbacher (2008). "Negotiation Constellations - Method Selection Framework for Requirements Negotiation", 14th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (RefsQ'08). Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 5025, Berlin: Springer. 37-51. [pdf]
S. Fricker (2007). "Explaining Stakeholder Negotiation Using Social Goal Networks", poster at IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE'07), Delhi, India.
Workshops and Proceedings
T. Gorschek, S. Fricker, S. Brinkkemper, C. Ebert (eds.) (2009). Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Software Product Management (IWSPM 2009), Atlanta, GA, USA. [www: website] [www: proceedings]
- Report: T. Gorschek, S. Fricker, S. Brinkkemper, C. Ebert (2010). "Third International Workshop on Software Product Management - IWSPM'09", Software Engineering Notes 35, 2. 25-29. ACM SIGSOFT. [pdf] [www]
H. Kittlaus, M. Billgren, S. Brinkkemper, C. Ebert, S. Fricker, T. Gorschek, R. Grau, G. Heller, M. Hilber, M. Khurum, D. Lucas-Hirtz, I. van de Weerd (2011). Software Product Management - Foundation Level (Syllabus V.1.0). International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA), Stuttgart, Germany. [pdf: TOC] [[pdf: syllabus]]
Tutorials and Practitioner Talks
ISPMA: The first international standard for education and certification of software product managers. Invited talk given together with Hans-Bernd Kittlaus at Central & Eastern European Software Engineering Conference in Moscow, Russia (CEE-SECR 2011).
What is software product management? Tutorial given at Zurich SOFT Summer 2010.