TODAY! [FC Seminar series at UniBz] - Seminar of JürgenMünch, 27th March 2008, 14:30-15:30

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I am pleased to invite you to the following seminar of the Faculty of Computer Science of Bolzano-Bozen.

The seminar takes place at Sernesi, 1, room A101

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27.03.08, 14:30-15:30 - Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, 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(a)>

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