Software Product Management


First International Workshop on Software Product Management, Minneapolis/St. Paul, 12 Sep 2006

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Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 13:42:54 +0200
From: Sjaak Brinkkemper <>

Call For Participation

First International Workshop on Software Product Management
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, Tuesday, September 12, 2006

In conjunction with the 14th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference
September 11-15, 2006, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

In today’s competitive software markets it is of utmost interest to have winning products. The success of any software product in a market depends on skill-full and competent product management. Software product management includes product requirements, release definition, product release lifecycles, creating an effective multifunctional product introduction team and – above all – assuring a winning business case. This workshop aims at increasing the body of knowledge for this specific area of requirements engineering by providing a forum to exchange ideas and publish results. It will build and shape the community of leading practitioners and research experts.

In the workshop the following papers will be presented:

  • On the Creation of a Reference Framework for Software Product Management: Validation and Tool Support
  • Can Agility be Introduced into Requirements Engineering for COTS Component Based Development?
  • Challenges of Knowledge and Collaboration in Roadmapping
  • Lightweight Replanning of Software Product Releases
  • A Cost-Based Approach to Software Product Line Management
  • Towards Context-Aware Product-Family Architectures
  • Ten Misconceptions about Product Software Release Management explained using Update Cost/Value Functions
  • Towards Comprehensive Release Planning for Software Product Lines

The workshop also incorporates a panel titled "Getting best practices practiced: How to address product managers".

After 24 August 2006 only registration on-site is possible at the RE’06 registration desk in Minneapolis.

For more information contact Johan Versendaal via, +31 30 2539267, .

Workshop organizers:
Sjaak Brinkkemper
Christof Ebert
Johan Versendaal