The Influence of Situational Factors in Software Product Management: An Empirical Study

W. Bekker, I. van de Weerd, S. Brinkkemper, A. Mahieu

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    Current research in the field of software product management (SPM) and software process improvement does not take the situational context of a company into account. Taking the context into account, allows small and medium sized companies to improve their SPM processes in a more optimal manner. This research shows that situational factors (SFs) influence the selection process of method fragments for SPM in two applications: SPM process maintenance – the influence level of SFs on the SPM processes: if the SF changes value the SPM process may need to be changed; and method fragment choice – selecting a method which fits the situational context of the company. This paper presents a list of 27 situational factors in 5 categories, relevant to SPM, with the level of influence they have on the selection of (parts of) methods.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publication2nd International Workshop on Software Product Management
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA, USA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2008

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