About Us

Software.Process.Management is a network of seasoned software engineering experts. We help organizations aligning their software processes with their business goals.

We offer a unique combination of excellent software engineering expertise with a profound understanding of how software creates business value. Our focus areas are tool-based requirements management, agile development, software product management, variants and product lines, and requirements-based testing.

Our domain experience includes software products, embedded systems, semiconductor industry, automotive, industrial automation, medical electronics, telecommunication, e-business, and enterprise information systems.

Dr. Andreas Birk

I am 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.

Gerald Heller

I am principal consultant of Software.Process.Management and partner at pd7.group. I help organizations to improve their software business.

My expertise draws on more than 30 years experience of globally distributed, large scale software development. My professional activities and responsibilities have covered almost all aspects of the software lifecycle.

Today, I work as trainer and consultant focusing on the areas of requirements management and software product management.
Using a holistic approach, I combine processes and practices with optimal tool support. Some prominent tool examples are HPE ALM, HPE Agile Manager, Jira and Jama from Jama Software.

Regularly, I speak at international conferences and publish in journals.

I hold a diploma in computer science (Dipl.-Inf. Univ.) from Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany. I am a member of GI and ASQF. I am founding member of the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA).

Contact me at: gerald.heller(at).swpm.de