Experiences and insights from applying GQM+Strategies in a systems product development organisation

Jurgen Munch, Fabian Fagerholm, Petri Kettunen, Max Pagels, Jari Partanen

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Abstract

Aligning software-related activities with corporate strategies and goals is increasingly important for several reasons such as increasing the customer satisfaction in software-based products and services. Several approaches have been proposed to create such an alignment. GQM+Strategies is an approach that applies measurement principles to link goals and strategies on different levels of an organisation. In this paper, we describe experiences from applying GQM+Strategies to elicit, link, and align the goals of an integrated systems product development organisation across multiple organisational levels. We provide insights into how GQM+Strategies was applied during a five-month period. The paper presents the enacted application process and main lessons learnt. In addition, related approaches are described and an outlook on future work is given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 39th Euromicro Conference Series on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2013
Pages70-77
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2013
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications - Santander, Spain
Duration: 4 Sep 20136 Sep 2013
Conference number: 39

Conference

ConferenceEUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications
Abbreviated titleSEAA
CountrySpain
CitySantander
Period04/09/201306/09/2013

Keywords

  • case study
  • GQM+Strategies
  • Measurement
  • project management
  • software engineering
  • strategic alignment

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