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PROD (Software Product Management)

Module summary

TitleSoftware Product Management
SynopsisThis course teaches students the concepts, methods, and tools of software product management.
Syllabushttps://goo.gl/5cIWt
Schedulehttps://goo.gl/tTAI0 (includes link to registration)
LanguageEnglish
ModulesOSS-PROD-VUE (2 SWS, 5 ECTS)
OSS-PROD-PROJ (2 SWS, 5 ECTS)
OSS-PROD-VUE+PROJ (4 SWS, 10 ECTS)
PlaylistsSupplementals: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHpdeBoVO57gUb4Q6ihhnIqCT2nQtmtZR

Module description

ModulbezeichnungOSS-PROD (Software Product Management)
Dozenten Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A.
Inhalt

This course teaches students the concepts, methods, and tools of software product management.

Product management is an important function in software development organizations. A product manager conceives and defines new products. His or her task is to understand the market incl. customers, to develop a product vision from that understanding, to translate it into product requirements, define those requirements on a by-feature basis and work with engineering to ensure these features are properly realized in the product under development.

  • Role, tasks, and responsibilities of a product manager
  • Process, methods, techniques and tools of product management
  • Managing incremental/sustaining as well as disruptive innovation
  • Open source product management; new trends in product management

Students can choose one or both of two components:

  • VUE (lecture + homework), 2 SWS, 5 ECTS. VUE uses teaching cases as commonly used in MBA programs. The teaching cases are available for free at http://pmbycase.com.
  • PROJ (small project), 2 SWS, 5 ECTS. In PROJ, students perform a small product management project, either individually or in teams. The available projects will be presented at the beginning of the course. Students will assess the market opportunity, develop a product specification, and make a final presentation about the project results.

PROD projects are run as shared projects, in which all participants contribute and get to participate in the project results. Read more at https://wp.me/pDU66-2p4.

Class is run as two 90min blocks. The first block discusses the teaching cases. The second block is a coaching session for the projects (10 ECTS only).

The overall schedule can be found at https://goo.gl/tTAI0. Please sign up for the course on StudOn (link accessible through schedule spreadsheet) as soon as possible.

VoraussetzungenNone
Lernziele und
Kompetenzen
  • Understand the role, function, and responsibilities of a product manager
  • Understand key concepts, methods, and tools of software product management
  • Understand different business situations, incl. Incremental vs. disruptive innovation
Studien- und
Prüfungsleistungen
  • Class participation
  • Homework assignments
  • Project work
UnterrichtsspracheEnglish
Vorbereitende
Literatur
See https://goo.gl/41Dgsr
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