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Software Product Management And Pricing

Author : Hans-Bernd Kittlaus
ISBN : 9783540769873
Genre : Computers
File Size : 57.89 MB
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Software product management and pricing are key success factors for any organization providing software, be it a software company or an organization responsible for software in a company that belongs to a different industry. After defining the term "software product" and looking at the business and organizational sides, the core elements of software product management and pricing are discussed. Recommendations are given on how to deal with these elements depending on different types of organizations and products in order to achieve the long-term success.
Category: Computers

Software Product Management Essentials

Author : Alyssa S. Dver
ISBN : 0929652010
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 56.22 MB
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In an economy where efficiency and delivery are key, Software Product Management Essentials is required reading for any software product manager. This hands-on guide will help new product managers sift through the numerous tasks and responsibilities involved in this pinnacle job. The book is loaded with tips and best practices to help even experienced product managers optimize their time and effectiveness. The book focuses on the unique challenges of being a Product Manager in a small to mid-sized software company. It provides a framework for the role of the Product Manager in an environment where there are few resources available to help in tackling the many crucial tasks needed for a quality, on-time delivery of software. Whether you are already a Product Manager or considering a new career in product management, Software Product Management Essentials details a day-in-the-life experience of a PM with both the glory and challenges one faces in this role. Engineers, marketing personnel, quality assurance teams, technical writers, and anyone involved in the product delivery process will find this book extremely useful right away in optimizing the day-to-day interactions across a smaller software organization.Emphasizing that code is only part of the overall software product, Software Product Management Essentials stresses the importance of championing a product. Critical topics covered in the book include the product delivery process, beta testing, launching a software product, and software pricing. An entire chapter is dedicated to the issues of expanding the business internationally and the issues a Product Manager must consider before and during expansion. Numerous templates are provided to fast track the Product Manager's work including a sample non-disclosure agreement, product delivery checklist, and beta test agreement and summary.
Category: Business & Economics

Software Product Management

Author : Hans-Bernd Kittlaus
ISBN : 9783642551406
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 70.81 MB
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This book gives a comprehensive overview on Software Product Management (SPM) for beginners as well as best practices, methodology and in-depth discussions for experienced product managers. This includes product strategy, product planning, participation in strategic management activities and orchestration of the functional units of the company. The book is based on the results of the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA) which is led by a group of SPM experts from industry and research with the goal to foster software product management excellence across industries. This book can be used as textbook for ISPMA-based education and as guide for anybody interested in SPM as one of the most exciting and challenging disciplines in the business of software. Hans-Bernd Kittlaus is the Chairman of ISPMA and owner and managing director of InnoTivum Consulting, Germany. Samuel Fricker is Board Member of ISPMA and Professor at FHNW, Switzerland.
Category: Business & Economics

Software Product Management

Author : Timo Wagenblatt
ISBN : 9783030198718
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 40.96 MB
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This book is for product managers, product owners, product marketing managers, VPs and Heads of Product, CEOs, and start-up founders. In short, it serves anyone interested personally or professionally in software product management. You’ll learn how to plan, coordinate and execute all activities required for software product success. It enables you to find the right balance for delivering customer value and long-term product success. The book offers a comprehensive introduction for beginners as well as proven practices and a novel, holistic approach for experienced product managers. It provides much-needed clarity regarding the numerous tasks and responsibilities involved in the professional and successful management of software products. Readers can use this book as a reference book if they are interested in or have the urgent need to improve one of the following software product management dimensions: Product Viability, Product Development, Go-to-Market / Product Marketing, Software Demonstrations and Training, The Market / Your Customers, or Organizational Maturity. The book helps product people to maximize their impact and effectiveness. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner, new to software product management, or just want to learn more about the best-of-all disciplines and advance your skills, this book introduces a novel and “business” tested approach to structure and orchestrate the vital dimensions of software product management. You will learn how to create focus and alignment on the things that matter for product success. The book describes a holistic framework to keep the details that matter for product success in balance, taking into consideration the limiting factors, strategies and responsibilities that determine the overall product yield potential. It explains how to leverage and adapt the framework with regard to aspects like product viability, product development, product marketing and software demonstrations and training, as well as more general aspects like markets, customers and organizational maturity. The book focuses on the unique challenges of software product managers or any related roles, whether you are a founder of a small to mid-sized software company or working in the complex ecosystems of large software enterprises or corporate IT departments.
Category: Business & Economics

The Product Manager S Handbook

Author : Linda Gorchels
ISBN : UCSD:31822028802999
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 24.16 MB
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"The Product Manager's Handbook" is the essential guide to successful product management in today's fast-changing business world. Product and brand managers, as well as upper-level sales, marketing, and branding executives, will find the text thorough and informative as it explains and analyzes the product manager's role in both traditional, hierarchical organizations as well as in newer horizontal, team-driven decision-making structures. "What is a product manager?" The overall responsibility of a product manager is to integrate the various segments of a business into a strategically focused whole, maximizing the value of a product by coordinating the production of an offering with an understanding of market needs. A product manager must oversee all aspects of a product or service line in order to create and deliver superior customer satisfaction while simultaneously providing long-term value for the company. "The Product Manager's Handbook" covers all of these topics in a convenient, easy-to-follow presentation that includes: Hands-on charts for managing every key step, from concept to completion Practical checklists for evaluating progress at every critical stage Brief profiles in every chapter of specific product management roles, functions, and issues Real-world cases illustrating the challenges of product management in action This thoroughly revised and updated second edition fully integrates the Internet and other digital technologies into the product manager's arsenal of tools. The book includes all new information on what it takes to be a successful product manager. It explains the product manager's role in the planning process (includingstrategic and operational planning), how to evaluate product portfolios, how to propose and develop successful new products, and more. The product manager is frequently the source of the entrepreneurial spirit and sense of innovation that drives a successful organization. Learn to make the most of your product management system with this indispensable reference guide.
Category: Business & Economics

Digital Product Management Technology And Practice Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author : Strader, Troy J.
ISBN : 9781616928797
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 39.23 MB
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"This book covers a wide range of digital product management issues and offers some insight into real-world practice and research findings on the technical, operational, and strategic challenges that face digital product managers and researchers now and in the next several decades"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Strategic Role Of Software Customization

Author : Matthias Bertram
ISBN : 9783658148584
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 88.57 MB
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Matthias Bertram aims to develop a deeper understanding of software customization and its strategic role for software product management. Drawing on the conceptual foundation of the resource-based view of the firm, such as resources, capabilities, and dynamic capabilities, the author conducts two qualitative investigations: the first within vendor and customer firms to develop an in-depth understanding of the value of software customization as well as the vendor resources and capabilities necessary to successfully provide software customization and the second on the vendor’s dynamic capabilities necessary to generate temporary competitive advantage from software customization in product management activities.
Category: Business & Economics

Software Product Management

Author : Dan Condon
ISBN : 1587622025
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 34.47 MB
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Software product management is a difficult task that juggles deadlines, differing customer needs, vague user requirements, and tight resources. This book, based on real-world experiences from an industry insider, provides step-by-step guidelines on how a team can work together smoothly to achieve the common goal of releasing a great software product on time.
Category: Business & Economics

Shipping Greatness

Author : Chris Vander Mey
ISBN : 9781449336578
Genre : Computers
File Size : 20.9 MB
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Looks at the shipping process used by the teams at Google and Amazon along with information on the techniques of software project management.
Category: Computers

Agile Excellence For Product Managers

Author : Greg Cohen
ISBN : 9781607730743
Genre : Agile software development
File Size : 68.73 MB
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"Agile Excellence for Product Managers" is a plain-speaking guide on how to work with Agile development teams to achieve phenomenal product success. It covers the why and how of agile development (including Scrum, XP, and Lean, ) the role of product management, release planning, and more.
Category: Agile software development

Engineering And Managing Software Requirements

Author : Aybüke Aurum
ISBN : 3540282440
Genre : Computers
File Size : 25.2 MB
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Requirements engineering is the process by which the requirements for software systems are gathered, analyzed, documented, and managed throughout their complete lifecycle. Traditionally it has been concerned with technical goals for, functions of, and constraints on software systems. Aurum and Wohlin, however, argue that it is no longer appropriate for software systems professionals to focus only on functional and non-functional aspects of the intended system and to somehow assume that organizational context and needs are outside their remit. Instead, they call for a broader perspective in order to gain a better understanding of the interdependencies between enterprise stakeholders, processes, and software systems, which would in turn give rise to more appropriate techniques and higher-quality systems. Following an introductory chapter that provides an exploration of key issues in requirements engineering, the book is organized in three parts. Part 1 presents surveys of state-of-the art requirements engineering process research along with critical assessments of existing models, frameworks and techniques. Part 2 addresses key areas in requirements engineering, such as market-driven requirements engineering, goal modeling, requirements ambiguity, and others. Part 3 concludes the book with articles that present empirical evidence and experiences from practices in industrial projects. Its broader perspective gives this book its distinct appeal and makes it of interest to both researchers and practitioners, not only in software engineering but also in other disciplines such as business process engineering and management science.
Category: Computers

Software Process Improvement And Capability Determination

Author : Antonia Mas
ISBN : 9783642304392
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 51.24 MB
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination, SPICE 2012, held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in May 2012. The 21 revised full papers presented and 14 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on organizational process improvement; SPI in small and very small enterprises; process models; SPI in automotive software and security; SPI in medical and safety critical systems; short papers.
Category: Business & Economics

Implementing And Integrating Product Data Management And Software Configuration Management

Author : Ivica Crnkovic
ISBN : 1580536859
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 43.60 MB
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Because today's products rely on tightly integrated hardware and software components, system and software engineers, and project and product managers need to have an understanding of both product data management (PDM) and software configuration management (SCM). This groundbreaking book offers you that essential knowledge, pointing out the similarities and differences of these two processes, and showing you how they can be combined to ensure effective and efficient product and system development, production and maintenance.
Category: Business & Economics

Product Focused Software Process Improvement

Author : Oscar Dieste
ISBN : 9783642310638
Genre : Computers
File Size : 41.57 MB
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13 International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2012, held in Madrid, Spain, in June 2012. The 21 revised full papers presented together with 3 short papers and 4 workshop and tutorial papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 49 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on process focused software process improvement, open-source agile and lean practices, product and process measurements and estimation, distributed and global software development, quality assessment, and empirical studies.
Category: Computers

Managing Software Projects

Author : Frank F. Tsui
ISBN : 0763725463
Genre : Computers
File Size : 68.21 MB
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Category: Computers

Software Business

Author : Michael A. Cusumano
ISBN : 9783642307461
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 26.83 MB
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This book contains the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Software Business (ICSOB) held in Cambridge, MA, USA, in June 2012. The software business refers to commercial activities in the software industry, aimed at generating revenues from the design, delivery, and maintenance of software products and IT services to enterprises and individual customers, as well as from digital content. Although this business shares common features with other knowledge-intensive markets, it carries many inherent features making it a challenging domain for research. The 20 full and 10 short papers accepted for ICSOB were selected from 60 submissions and are organized in sections on software product management, organizational transformation, industry transformation, software platforms and ecosystems, and emerging trends.
Category: Business & Economics

Strategic Performance Management

Author : Bernard Marr
ISBN : 9780750663922
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 20.22 MB
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Addressing strategic performance management for the 21st-century organization, this book offers a practical step-by-step approach as it navigates readers though the identification, measurement, and management of the strategic value drivers as enablers of superior performance.
Category: Business & Economics

Design Of Sustainable Product Life Cycles

Author : Jörg Niemann
ISBN : 9783540790839
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 73.21 MB
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Life cycle design is understood as "to develop" (to plan, to calculate, to define, to draw) a holistic concept for the entire life cycle of a product". Life cycle design means a one time planning during the concept phase of a product in which the pathway of a product over the entire life cycle is determined. So e.g. the planning of possible services for a product during its utilization phase, the way of material recycling, how and which parts can be reused, how the logistics for recycling will be organised or how the product can be used afterwards. So it is a conceptual pre-design of all later activities over the life cycle. By this understanding the book delivers a really holistic approach because before a product is physically made a life-long concept and utilization scenarios with closed material and information cycles have to be developed. This promotes a real "thinking in product (life) cycles". The book addresses professionals as well as researchers and students in the field of product life cycle management. Different methods in the field of product design, operation and recycling will be presented and finally merge to an integrated method of product life cycle design. Readers will benefit from the holistic approach which enables them to design successful products by the implementation of closed loop product life cycles.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Software For People

Author : Alexander Maedche
ISBN : 9783642313714
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 89.41 MB
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The highly competitive and globalized software market is creating pressure on software companies. Given the current boundary conditions, it is critical to continuously increase time-to-market and reduce development costs. In parallel, driven by private life experiences with mobile computing devices, the World Wide Web and software-based services, peoples’ general expectations with regards to software are growing. They expect software that is simple and joyful to use. In the light of the changes that have taken place in recent years, software companies need to fundamentally reconsider the way they develop and deliver software to their customers. This book introduces fundamentals, trends and best practices in the software industry from a threefold perspective which equally takes into account design, management, and development of software. It demonstrates how cross-functional integration can be leveraged by software companies to successfully build software for people. Professionals from business and academia give an overview on state-of-the-art knowledge and report on key insights from their real-life experience. They provide guidance and hands-on recommendation on how to create winning products. This combined perspective fosters the transfer of knowledge between research and practice and offers a high practical value for both sides. The book targets both, practitioners and academics looking for successfully building software in the future. It is directed at Managing Directors of software companies, Software Project Managers, Product Managers and Designers, Software Developers as well as academics and students in the area of Software and Information Systems Engineering, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and Innovation Management.​
Category: Business & Economics

Quality Software Project Management

Author : Robert T. Futrell
ISBN : 0130912972
Genre : Computers
File Size : 68.25 MB
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Drawing on best practices identified at the Software Quality Institute and embodied in bodies of knowledge from the Project Management Institute, the American Society of Quality, IEEE, and the Software Engineering Institute, Quality Software Project Management teaches 34 critical skills that allow any manager to minimize costs, risks, and time-to-market. Written by leading practitioners Robert T. Futrell, Donald F. Shafer, and Linda I. Shafer, it addresses the entire project lifecycle, covering process, project, and people. It contains extensive practical resources-including downloadable checklists, templates, and forms.
Category: Computers