Certified Software Product Manager (ISPMA®) – Excellence

Software Product Planning

Product planning translates strategic business goals into products and product versions. It must balance short-term tactics with long-term product success, satisfy customer needs, and maintain a clear product portfolio.

In this highly interactive training, attendees learn how to design and implement effective product planning. Case studies illustrate how different business contexts impact on planning practices: Plan-based or agile development, marketed physical products, internal IT applications, or cloud offerings.

The training is part of the internationally recognized training curriculum and certification scheme established by the International Software Product Management Asso­ciation (ISPMA®).

Participants will be prepared for the ISPMA® certification exam Certified Software Product Manager (CSPM), Excellence in Product Planning.

Available Courses

The training is available as inhouse course or public class in English or German.

It is delivered by Software.Process.Management, Gerald Heller. Trainers are Gerald Heller and Dr. Andreas Birk.

Public classes will be offered from time to time in Germany, in the Karlsruhe/Stuttgart region.

For inhouse courses or for upcoming public classes get in touch with us using our contact form or e-mail.

Training Characteristics

3 days, 2 trainers, max. 12 participants

Training language: English or German

Course materials and certification: English

Target Audience

Persons who substantially contribute to product definition and product design

In particular product managers, product owners, IT application owners


Product Planning in Context
Product Strategy, Orchestration, Scenarios

Product Life Cycle Management
Product and Category Life Cycle, Planning options within lifecycle constellations

Product Roadmapping
Product Evolution, Long-term Planning: Product Roadmaps, Roadmap Development & Communication

Product Release Planning
Release Planning Process, Requirements Prioritization, Release Planning in Different Scenarios

Product Requirements Engineering
Role of Requirements Engineering (RE), Requirements Development, Abstraction Levels, Customer Involvement

Process Management for Product Planning
Measurements, Tool Support, Optimization