Blog & Publications

We find it important to share and discuss experiences as a means for community-wide learning. So we write blog articles, present at conferences and at professional network meetings, and we publish in journals and on web channels.

Blog

Check out our blog articles at MakingOfSoftware.com

Publications

In the following, you find a selected list of our publications. For a more complete list of Andreas Birk’s publications you can visit andreas-birk.de/publications/

Requirements Management

A. Birk, “Requirements-Management für IT- und Software-Organisationen,” in Michael Lang, Stefan Scherber, Eds., Perfekte Softwareentwicklung: Prozesse, Technologien und Methoden für erfolgreiche Softwareprojekte, Düsseldorf: Symposion Publishing, 2013, pp. 111–138.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Tool-gestütztes Requirements-Management: Richtig effizient mit System,” presented at the Swiss Requirements Day 2012, Zürich, 20-Jun-2012.

A. Birk, “Requirements Engineering und Software-Test,” SQ Magazin, no. 17, Dezember 2010.

A. Birk, “Requirements Management erfolgreich im Unternehmen verankern,” presented at the Arbeitskreis “Requirements” der GI-Regionalgruppe München, München, Germany, 19-Apr-2010.

K. El Emam and A. Birk, “Validating the ISO/IEC 15504 measure of software requirements analysis process capability,” IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 26, pp. 541–566, Jun. 2000.

Software Product Lines & Variants

Workshop Series „Produktlinien im Kontext“ (PIK) from 2008 to 2011, co-organized by Andreas Birk.

D. Beuche, A. Birk, H. Dreier, A. Fleischmann, I. John, R. T. Kolagari, H. Galle, G. Heller, D. Janzen, and T. von der Massen, “Using requirements management tools in software product line engineering,” in Proceedings of the 11th International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC), Berlin, 2007.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Challenges for requirements engineering and management in software product line development,” in Pete Sawyer, Barbara Paech, Patrick Heymans ,Eds., Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, Proceedings of the 13th International Working Conference, REFSQ 2007, Trondheim, Norway, June 11-12, 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Berlin, 2007, vol. 4542, pp. 300–305.

T. von der Maßen, A. Birk, G. Heller, I. John, and K. Schmid, “Herausforderungen bei industriellen Produktlinien-Entwicklungen,” OBJEKTspektrum, no. 5, pp. 69–75, Sep. 2004.

A. Birk, G. Heller, I. John, T. von der Maßen, K. Müller, and K. Schmid, “Product line engineering: The state of the practice,” IEEE Software, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 52–60, Nov. 2003.

Agile Development

P. Schinzel and A. Birk, “Success Factors of Agile Software Development: Experiences from A Multi-Year International Project for Restructuring and Extension of a Product Platform,” presented at the 7. Scrum-Day 2013, Berlin, 12-Jun-2013.

A. Birk, “Agile Software-Requirements: User Stories und (Vieles) mehr,” presented at the GI/GChACM Regionalgruppe Stuttgart/Böblingen, Stuttgart, Germany, Oktober-2012.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Agile Software Entwicklung und QM: Neue Chancen für effektive Zusammenarbeit im Projekt,” presented at the HP Schweiz Business Brunch, Zürich, 20-Sep-2011.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Qualitätsmanagement in der  agilen Software-Entwicklung: Neue Chancen nutzen,” presented at the 3. ASQF Software Testing Day Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany, Oktober-2011.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Was heißt hier agil? Ein Überblick und Hypothesen zum Testen in der agilen Software-Entwicklung,” presented at the Forum Testmanagement der ASQF Regionalgruppe BW-Test, Karlsruhe, Germany, Dezember-2010.

Testing & QM

A. Birk and F. Prester, “Anforderungsbasiertes Testen mit .getmore und HP Quality Center,” presented at the 10. Requirements Engineering Tagung REConf 2011, Munich, Germany, 15-Mar-2011.

A. Birk, “Requirements Engineering und Software-Test,” SQ Magazin, no. 17, Dezember 2010.

A. Birk, H.-J. Eisenbach, H. Hanisch, B. Moritz, A. Schlatter, and M. Schlich, “Wege durch den Testmanagement-Dschungel,” Softwaretechnik-Trends, vol. 30, no. 3, Aug. 2010.

A. Birk, “Testmanagement unter dem Einfluss der Software-Industrialisierung,” in Georg Herzwurm, Martin Mikusz, Eds., Industrialisierung des Software-Managements: Fachtagung des GI-Fachausschusses “Mangement der Anwendungsentwicklung und -wartung” im Fachbereich Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI-MAW), 12.-14. November 2008, Stuttgart, Germany, Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Bonn, 2008, vol. 139, pp. 57–72.

T. Lingenfelder and A. Birk, “A testing infrastructure for highly available, internet-based banking  applications at ING-DiBa,” presented at the HP SOFTWARE UNIVERSE, Vienna, 08-Dec-2008.