Software Product Management

Authored by: Christof Ebert

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420059779
eBook ISBN: 9781351249270
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The success of a product or solution depends on effective product management. This encyclopedia entry provides an overview on software product management and our experiences with introducing, improving, and deploying the role of a product manager in different industries. We found that with increasing institutionalization of a consistent and empowered product management role, the success rate of projects in terms of schedule predictability, quality, and project duration improves. Hence, we provide concrete practices that will boost software product management in your company and thus the success rate of products in terms of predictability, quality, and efficiency. This encyclopedia entry describes the discipline of software product management. Starting with a framework of software product management, it indicates what solutions are available to practically implement this framework. The entry underlines the basic concepts and practices of software product management with broad industrial experiences and also summarizes current trends in software product management.

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