During the Software Product Summit, a wide variety of software product experts, daily practitioners and thought leaders come together to share their experiences, key insights, mistakes and successes. Each session highlights a specific topic, problem or opportunity relevant to your daily reality.
More than 30 distinct sessions will take place on April 17+18, so you can expect more announcements soon!
Product management is becoming a well-accepted role in the software industry. Being one of the major forces of the success of a product, the product manager is responsible for managing all requirements, the release planning, the roadmap, and the lifecycle decision making.
At Utrecht University we have developed two product management tools: the so-called Competence Framework and the Maturity measurement tool for Software Product Management (see www.softwareproductmanagement.org). The Competence Framework organizes process knowledge and tooling for the product manager, and sets the scope for the collaboration with the internal stakeholders in the company. Over the years we have trained hundreds of product managers in the Competence Framework. We will present the Competence Framework and we discuss opportunities for product manager to manage their products better. The Maturity Matrix is a means to assess the current capability of product management, plus it identifies opportunities for process improvement. We report about the benchmarks obtained from 160 maturity assessments conducted so far in the software industry. Furthermore, we discuss our extensive experiences on the role of product managers with Scrum and DevOps, and the dilemmas of the product manager versus the product owner.
Over the past years it has become clear that the future of work is remote. As the workplace change, it will also change the work of the product manager as we need to adapt to a world where we might not be in the same room as our stakeholders and developers when making hard decisions and communicating the product strategy. This how-to-session will provide you with tools and tricks to improve remote communication as a product manager.
Building a world class Product Management organization requires objective decision making.
Learn how using an end to end toolchain supports scoring based on impact to the company ultimately creating value for our customers.
Establishing a software product business in a professional service and consulting organization is always a significant challenge. Business models, KPIs, incentive systems, role definitions, processes, culture – all need to be different if the product business is to succeed. BearingPoint is in the middle of this change process. This is a report on achievements and challenges.
It’s common sense that products need to satisfy customers expectations and needs. But how to know about those? It’s natural to sit with your first 5 customers, but how to manage the customer engagement with a growing number of customers, growing number of products, customers in all regions of the world? The sessions describes how SAPs approach for engaging with customers matured over time, into a systematic approach for involving customers in strategic discussions and development of new products / product versions, as well as feeding experience from usage of the software back into product improvements. Legal aspects are covered, as well as newest processes to cope with challenges from Cloud customers.
Dr. Guido Menkhaus, Dr. Heinz Haefner – SAP SE