SPM Authors

Hans-Bernd Kittlaus:

is the owner and managing director of InnoTivum Consulting and works as consultant, interim manager and trainer for software organizations, in particular in the areas of software product management and organizational aspects of software organizations. Before he was Director of SIZ GmbH, Bonn, Germany (German Savings Banks Organization) and Head of Software Product Management and Development units of IBM. He has published numerous articles and books, a.o. “Software Product Management and Pricing – Key Success Factors for All Software Organizations”, Springer, 2009. He is Diplom-Informatiker, ISPMA Certified Software Product Manager, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified PRINCE2 Practitioner, and member of ACM and GI. Hans-Bernd lives near Bonn, Germany. He is a founding board member and current chairman of ISPMA.
Hans-Bernd Kittlaus - software product manager at work

Samuel A. Fricker:

is a Professor of Requirements Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and co-head of the Centre for Requirements Engineering (CeRE). He received his Ph.D. degree in 2009 from University of Zurich. Samuel spent his career in both industry and academia. Important industry stays were with Ericsson, ABB, and Zuehlke. In academia, he had a position as Assistant Professor at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH). His research focuses on embedding socio-technological alignment mechanisms in software and networked systems. Samuel is the site and workpackage leader for FHNW in the EU Horizon2020 project Wise-IoT, was the site leader for BTH for the EU FP7 project FI-STAR, and a researcher in the EU Horizon2020 project SUPERSEDE. Samuel lives near Zurich, Switzerland. He is a founding member, former chairman and current board member of ISPMA.