Product Release Planning: Methods, Tools and Applications
Guenther Ruhe, University of Calgary , Alberta, Canada
The book covers the different aspects of supporting product release decisions ranging from foundations to methods, tools, and applications. Equal parts art and science, the actual decision-making is described as a process of combining rigorous methods with the intuition and experience of human experts. Ruhe provides a guided tour through the methodology and use of release planning, starting with technology and market needs and proceeding to product planning and finally to development projects. He
studies three fundamental classes of problems: prioritization of features, product release planning on a strategic level (road-mapping), and release planning on an operational level (staffing).
Presenting and discussing tool support for all the methods covered, the author supplies case studies that underpin the methodologies with practical examples. He also supplies trial accounts (read only) for the two most important decision tools for prioritization and product release planning.