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Product Management (PSWT-PROD)

Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, MBA, Dr.-Ing. Erich Meier

Vorlesung mit Übung
4 SWS, benoteter Schein, ECTS-Studium, ECTS-Credits: 5, Sprache Englisch
Zeit und Ort: Di 9:00 - 12:00, 0.111

Studienfächer / Studienrichtungen
WPF WINF-BA ab 5 (ECTS-Credits: 5)
WPF WINF-BA ab 5 (ECTS-Credits: 10)
WPF IIS-MA ab 1 (ECTS-Credits: 5)
WPF INF-BA-V-SWE ab 5 (ECTS-Credits: 5)
WPF INF-BA-SEM ab 4 (ECTS-Credits: 5)
WPF INF-MA ab 1 (ECTS-Credits: 5)
WPF INF-BA-PR ab 5 (ECTS-Credits: 10)
WPF INF-BA-V-SWE ab 5 (ECTS-Credits: 10)
WPF INF-MA ab 1 (ECTS-Credits: 10)
WPF IIS-MA ab 1 (ECTS-Credits: 10)

  • PSWT-PROD (Product Management) [OSS-PROD]


  • Dr. Erich Meier

  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A.


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. important 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

The course can be taken in two variants. The 5 ECTS version combines class discussions, student presentations, and business cases.

The 10 ECTS version adds a project to the 5 ECTS version. The project is provided by an industry partner, who has a need to understand a market and a product opportunity. Student teams will assess the market opportunity, develop a product specification, and make a final presentation to the industry partner. The available projects will be presented at the beginning of the course.

Class is run as a block from 9am – noon on Tuesday morning. For the schedule see http://goo.gl/tTAI0. The schedule contains a link to the StudOn course section. To ensure a seat in the class, please sign-up for the course using StudOn.

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

Verwendbarkeit des Moduls

  • 5 ECTS: Seminar

  • 5 ECTS: Vorlesung + Übungen

  • 10 ECTS: Projekt

  • 10 ECTS: Vorlesung + Übungen

Studien- und Prüfungsleistungen

  • 5 ECTS: Class work (40%) + home work (60%)

  • 10 ECTS: 5 ECTS (50%) + project work (50%)


  • English and German; students may choose their preferred language

Vorbereitende Literatur

  • http://goo.gl/41Dgsr

Credits: 5

Zusätzliche Informationen
Erwartete Teilnehmerzahl: 40, Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 80

Verwendung in folgenden UnivIS-Modulen
Startsemester SS 2014:
Product Management [5 ECTS] (PSWT-PROD)
Product Management [10 ECTS] (PSWT-PROD)

Institution: Professur für Open Source Software
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