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Agile Prioritization Model for Software Manufacturers

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In this section, a specially developed Agile organization and prioritization model for software vendors in a software product family environment is presented. This model is in principle generally valid for software manufacturers and equally usable for all organizations in which the development of software-based solutions and digital services plays a central role. It is obvious that this model will also deliver precise results in favor of your company’s success in comparable constellations. Otherwise, you can intervene at any time and adapt the agile model for your organization and needs. The decisive factor here is the democratic inclusion of all stakeholders; we have described in detail how you should proceed in this regard. The goal of the modeling of the presented Large-Scale Agile Framework is to develop an agile organization and prioritization model suitable for software manufacturers in the environment of a software product family in order to improve cross-product organization and prioritization. With adjustment to the efficient organization of software product lines the optimization, dimensions of the technical framework, the technical documentation and the interprocess communication are in the focus of such a model. For software manufacturers projects, which represent individual software products, are the actual creation of value drivers. Thus with software manufacturers the enterprise success is directly dependent on software projects, so that a detailed structured multi-project management and controlling has absolutely a high meaning. This applies in the same way to organizations whose value drivers are digital services. This includes platform operators who pursue an analog strategy. In addition to the project level, all processes that reflect the life cycle of software products must be considered for software manufacturers in particular. Pure multi-project management (MPM) does not offer suitable solutions for this. The desire for increasing flexibility also requires a departure from conventional, rigid structures. Against it the pure MPM is a strictly hierarchical organization model with typical Top down structures in pure form and is thus no up-to-date organization model for a software manufacturer.

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Block, S. (2023). Agile Prioritization Model for Software Manufacturers. In: Large-Scale Agile Frameworks. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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