Product Management

Riehle, D.

; Meier, E.
Umfang: 4 SWS (5 ECTS)
Termin(e) & Ort:
Zielgruppe: WPF INF-BA-SEM (ab 4. Semester)

WPF INF-BA-V-SWE (ab 6. Semester)

WPF INF-MA (ab 1. Semester)


  • PSWT-PROD (Product Management)


  • Dr. Erich Meier
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A.


Product management is an important function in software development organizations. A product manager conceives and defines new products. His or her task is to understand the market incl. important customers, to develop a product vision from that understanding, to translate it into product requirements, define those requirements on a by-feature basis and work with engineering to ensure these features are properly realized in the product under development.

  • Role, tasks, and responsibilities of a product manager
  • Process, methods, techniques and tools of product management
  • Managing incremental/sustaining as well as disruptive innovation
  • Open source product management; new trends in product management

This course combines student presentations with business cases with video lectures. It is run as a block from 9am – noon on Tuesday morning. For past impressions see

There should be a StudOn class section with additional materials; please make sure you sign-up. If the materials aren't there yet, they'll be coming soon.

For the schedule see

Lernziele und Kompetenzen

  • Understand the role, function, and responsibilities of a product manager
  • Understand key concepts, methods, and tools of software product management
  • Understand different business situations, incl. Incremental vs. disruptive innovation

Verwendbarkeit des Moduls

  • Seminar (5 ECTS)
  • Vorlesung + Übungen (5 ECTS)

Studien- und Prüfungsleistungen

Grades are determined by

  • class work (40%)
  • home work (60%)

For more information see


  • English and German; students may choose their preferred language

Vorbereitende Literatur

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