A Framework for Process Improvement in Software Product Management

  • Willem Bekkers
  • Inge van de Weerd
  • Marco Spruit
  • Sjaak Brinkkemper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 99)


This paper presents a comprehensive overview of all the important areas within Software Product Management (SPM). The overview has been created and validated in collaboration with many experts from practice and the scientific community. It provides a list of 68 capabilities a product software organization should implement to reach a full grown SPM maturity. The overview consists of the SPM Competence Model that shows the areas of importance to SPM, and the SPM Maturity Matrix that lists all important activities within those areas in a best practice implementation order. SPM organizations can use this matrix to map and improve their SPM practices incrementally.


Software Product Management Software Process Improvement SPM Maturity Matrix SPM Competence Model Situational Assessment Method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Willem Bekkers
    • 1
  • Inge van de Weerd
    • 1
  • Marco Spruit
    • 1
  • Sjaak Brinkkemper
    • 1
  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityTB UtrechtNL

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