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2012 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE)
Evaluating the Software Product Management Maturity Matrix
Chicago, IL, USA USA
September 24-September 28
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2783-1
Willem Bekkers, Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Sjaak Brinkkemper, Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Lucas van den Bemd, Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Frederik Mijnhardt, Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Christoph Wagner, Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Inge van de Weerd, Department of Information, Logistics and Innovation, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Product managers play a pivotal role in maximizing value for software companies. To assist product managers in their activities the Software Product Management (SPM) Maturity Matrix has been created that enables product managers to benchmark their organization, assess individual processes and apply best practices to create an effective SPM environment. Although a number of case studies and expert evaluations have been performed, a large scale quantitative analysis has not yet been conducted to evaluate this instrument. This research evaluates and improves the SPM Maturity Matrix based on 62 case studies. The cases were analyzed to uncover anomalies: blocking questions, blocking levels, and undifferentiating questions. The anomalies were then discussed in a workgroup with experts which resulted in suggested improvements to address the anomalies. The suggestions of the workgroup will be used to improve the SPM Maturity Matrix. As an additional result, the case studies also provide valuable insight into the maturity of software companies in industry.
Index Terms:
case studies,software product management,maturity matrix,capabilities,evaluation
Citation:
Willem Bekkers, Sjaak Brinkkemper, Lucas van den Bemd, Frederik Mijnhardt, Christoph Wagner, Inge van de Weerd, "Evaluating the Software Product Management Maturity Matrix," re, pp.51-60, 2012 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), 2012
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