Andreas Birk

Andreas BirkI am co-editor of  The Making of Software and founder and principal consultant of Software.Process.Management, committed to establishing software processes that create business value.

In more than twenty years in the software industry and with leading applied research institutions, I have built a profound understanding how software engineering contributes to sustained business success.

I am deeply familiar with industrial software development practice from various engagements as project lead, solution architect and quality manager.

My ongoing research activities have provided me with a comprehensive knowledge of up-to-date software engineering methods, including requirements management, software product lines, process improvement, agile development, and others.

I am a widely-published author in renowned national and international journals and magazines. I speak regularly at international conferences.

I hold a diploma (Dipl.-Inform.) in software engineering and economics, and a PhD in software engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. I am a member of ACM, IEEE CS, ASQF, and GI.