Information System Lectures  

17.02.16 13:00

Analytical Product Release Planning, Prof. Dr. Günter Ruhe

Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2016 - 13:00 Uhr - Seminarraum 16 (I 315)

Prof. Günther Ruhe (University of Calgary, Canada)


As part of any incremental and iterative development, release planning is the process of assigning features to upcoming releases (or iterations) such that the overall product evolution is optimized. Analytical product release planning refers to the application of analytical methods in this process, thereby utilizing the diversity of data available from internal and external sources of information. In this talk, information needs for release planning are outlined and a taxonomy of release planning problems is given. The paradigm of Open Innovation is introduced as a new way to elicit and get access to relevant data related to product objectives, features and their dependencies, customers and changing priorities, as well as product values and market trends. Two specific instantiations of this paradigm are presented.

Short biography

Günther Ruhe is a Professor at the University of Calgary in Canada and chairs a laboratory focusing on Software Engineering Decision Support. He a doctorate habil. nat. degree (Computer Science) from University of Kaiserslautern (Germany). From 1996 until 2001, he was the deputy director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering Fh IESE. Since 2016, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Information and Software Technology journal, published by Elsevier. His main research interests are in the areas of Product and Project Management, Data Analytics,  Decision Support in Requirements Engineering and Empirical Software Engineering. Günther is the Founder and CEO of Expert Decisions Inc., a University of Calgary spin-off company created in 2003.

letzte Änderung: 10.11.2016