Have you ever wondered how your product management practices stack up against others in the software industry?

Well, here’s an opportunity to find out: the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA, http://ispma.org ) is for the first time conducting a survey to find out about software product management practices in the real world – and you are invited to participate.

To complete the survey, please go to the URL http://bit.ly/spm-survey and answer the questions about your organization, your product, and your product management practices. Filling out the survey will require about 20 – 25 minutes of your time and you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • Immediately after filling out the survey, you will get access to an overview document on state-of-the-art software product management. This document is a compilation of the most frequently cited scientific publications in the field of software product management.
  • Once the survey has been closed and evaluated, you’ll receive a personalized evaluation that shows your results in comparison with results of the entire survey panel. This way, you can compare yourself with the state-of-practice and you get insights into how practice varies from one organization to another. This will help you to further evolve your own approach to software product management.

The survey is conducted by Andrey Maglyas from Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT, http://www.lut.fi/ ), Finland and Dr. Samuel Fricker from Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH, http://www.bth.se/ ), Sweden with support from the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA, http://ispma.org ).

The survey will close on 25.12.2012 and we plan to complete the survey evaluation in early 2013.