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I am pleased to invite you to the following seminar of the Faculty of Computer Science of
The seminar takes place at P.za Sernesi, 1, room A101
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27.03.08, 14:30-15:30 - Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, P.za Sernesi, 1, room A101
Using Measurement to Translate Business Vision into Operational Software Strategies
Jürgen Münch, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
In software-intensive organizations, an organizational management system will not
guarantee organizational success unless the business strategy can be translated into a set
of operational software goals. The Goal Question Metric (GQM) approach has proven itself
useful in a variety of industrial settings to support quantitative software project
management. However, it does not address linking software measurement goals to
higher-level goals of the organization in which the software is being developed. This
linkage is important, as it helps to justify software measurement efforts and allows
measurement data to contribute to higher-level decisions. To understand relationships
between objectives on both strategic (organization) and implementation (project) levels
and verify their achievement, quantitative data is required. In this seminar, we present
the GQM+Strategies® measurement approach that builds on the GQM approach to plan and
implement software measurement and was developed by leading researchers and practitioners
in the area of goal-oriented measurement. GQM+Strategies® provides mechanisms for
explicitly linking software measurement goals to higher-level goals for the software
organization, and further to goals and strategies at the level of the entire business. The
proposed method is illustrated in the context of an example application of the method.
Jürgen Münch is Division Manager for Quality Management at the Fraunhofer Institute for
Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Before that, Dr.
Münch was Department Head for Processes and Measurement at IESE and an executive board
member of the temporary research institute SFB 501, which focused on software product
lines. Dr. Münch received his PhD degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in Computer Science from the
University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, at the chair of Prof. Dr. Dieter Rombach. His main
industrial consulting and research activities are in the areas of process management,
goal-oriented measurement, model-based project management, and quality assurance. Dr.
Münch has significant project management experience and has headed various large research
and industrial system engineering projects, including the definition of international
quality and process standards. He has been teaching and training in both university and
industry environments. Dr. Münch has co-authored more than 80 international publications
and will serve as program co-chair for the ESEM 2008 conference.
Reference person: Barbara Russo <mailto:%20Barbara.Russo@unibz.it>