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Software Product Management

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Mind Map on Software Product Management, created by Jessica van der on 10/29/2015.
Jessica van der
Mind Map by Jessica van der , updated more than 1 year ago
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Software Product Management

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  • Product management is the discipline and role, which governs a product (or solution or service) from its inception to the market/customer delivery in order to generate biggest possible value to the business
  1. SPM Competence Model
    1. Requirements Management

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      • Requirements management to deal with the content and administrative data of each individual requirement. Requirements management entails the activities of gathering, identifying and revising incoming requirements and organizing them by keeping in mind dependencies, existing core assets, product lines and themes. The continuous management of requirements outside of release and consists of three focus areas.
      1. Requirements gathering

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        • concerns the acquisition of requirements from both internal and external stakeholders. 
        1. Requirements identification

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          • Identifies the actual product requirements by rewriting the market requirements to understandable product requirements, and connecting requirements that describe similar functionality
          1. Requirements organization

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            • structures the requirements throughout their entire lifecycle based on shared aspects, and describes the dependencies between product requirements.
          2. Release planning

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            • Release planning to deal with the set of requirements of each release. Software release management is the process through which software is made available to, and obtained by, its users. covers the spm capabilities needed to successfully create and launch a release. 
            1. Requirements prioritizing

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              • pPrioritizes the identified and organized requirements. 
              1. Release definition

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                • Release definition selects the requirements that will be implemented in the next realize, based on the prioritization they received in the preceding process.  It also creates a release definition based on the selection. 
                1. Release definition validation

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                  • is performed before the release is built by the development department. It focusses on the validation of the release definition by internal parties. 
                  1. Launch preparation

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                    • prepares the internal and external stakeholders for the launch of the new release. Issues ranging from communication to documentation, training and the preparations for the implementation of the release itself are addressed. 
                    1. Build validation

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                      • is performed after the release has been realized by the development department. It focuses on validation the built release before it is launched. 
                      1. Scope change management

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                        • handles the different kinds of scope changes that can occur during the development of a release
                      2. Product planning

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                        • Product roadmapping to deal with the different releases each products has (also called roadvmapping). Roadmapping is a populair metaphor for planning and portraying the use of scientific and technological resources, elements and their structural relationships over a period of time. Product planning is focused on the gathering of information for, and creation of a roadmap for a product or product line and its core assets.
                        1. Roadmap intelligence

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                          • gathers decision supporting information needed in the creation of the product roadmap. 
                          1. Product roadmapping

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                            • deals with the actual creation of the product roadmap itself. 
                            1. Core asset roadmapping

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                              • concerns the planning of the development of core assets. 
                            2. Portfolio Management

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                              • Deals with the products in the product portfolio. Portfolio management covers decision making about the set of existing products; introducing new products by looking at market trends and the product development strategy; making decisions about the product lifecycle; and establishing partnerships and contracts.  concerns the strategic information gathering and decision making across the entire product portfolio
                              1. Market analysis

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                                • which gathers decision support information about the market needed to make decisions about the product portfolio of an organization.
                                1. Product lifecycle management

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                                  • concerns the information gathering and key decision making about product life and major product changes across the entire product portfolio
                                  1. Partnering & Contacting

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                                    • focuses on establishing partnerships, pricing, and distribution aspects in which the product manager is involved. 
                                2. SPM Maturity Matrix
                                  1. Product Manager
                                    1. Responsibility
                                      1. Product requirements
                                        1. Release definition
                                          1. Product release lifecycles
                                            1. Multifunctional product introduction team
                                              1. Business Case

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                                                • Business succes is the succes of the product manager with his team
                                                1. Requirements management
                                                  1. Product launches
                                                  2. Balance
                                                    1. Projects
                                                      1. People
                                                        1. Politics
                                                        2. Business succes
                                                          1. Winning product and business case
                                                            1. Conquer markets and grow market share
                                                              1. Deliver value to customers
                                                              2. Product Management

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                                                                • Explanatory factors for this positive impact of product management have been explained and coined tinto guidelines towards successful product management
                                                                1. Business objectives and accountability
                                                                  1. Mastering requirements
                                                                    1. Managing risks and uncertainty
                                                                      1. Leadership and teamwork
                                                                      2. Collaboration
                                                                        1. Marketing
                                                                          1. Sales
                                                                            1. Engineering
                                                                              1. Finance
                                                                                1. Quality
                                                                                  1. Operations
                                                                                  2. Stakeholders
                                                                                    1. Internal stakeholders
                                                                                      1. Company board

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                                                                                        • Responsible for the definition and communication of strategy, vision and mission to the rest of the company
                                                                                        1. Research & innovation

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                                                                                          • two core responsibilities: 1. doing research to new opportunities for product innovations 2. Finding ways to incorporate improvements or new features into the existing products
                                                                                          1. Services

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                                                                                            • responsible for the implementation of the software products at the customer organization
                                                                                            1. Development

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                                                                                              • The execution of the release plan
                                                                                              1. Support

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                                                                                                • stands for the helpdesk to answer questions and for small defects repair
                                                                                              2. External stakeholders
                                                                                                1. Market

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                                                                                                  • an abstract stakeholder. standing for potential customers, competitors and analysts. 
                                                                                                  1. Partners

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                                                                                                    • abstract stakeholder. Implementing partners, who implement the product at a customer. Development partners, with whom product components are developed, and distribution partners, selling the product.
                                                                                                    1. Customers

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                                                                                                      • often have new feature requests in the process of closing the deal or during the usage of the product.
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