TIVIA ry | Finnish Information Processing Association

SPM – The Foundation

Tapahtuma on peruttu

Software Product Management (SPM) is a strategic role in digital product, service and platform business. Software Product Management excellence is recognized as a key success factor for modern digital service, product, platform and software organizationsboth in industries delivering software as a product, software as a service (SaaS), digital platforms, digital systems or software embedded in other products.

TIVIA ry (The Finnish Information Processing Association) will be organizing training for Software Product Managers in Finland based on the ‘SPM – The Foundation’ syllabus developed by the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA®), an international group of software product management experts

The training provides a full review of the discipline of product management for software products including the management of software parts of software-intensive products, i.e. systems and services.

The training addresses the needs of people involved in software product management, including those that the product manager interfaces with, e.g. executive management, marketing and sales, research and development, operations, service and support.

Training type

Classroom – 100% Live & Interactive

Course fee

Normal Price: 3300€ + VAT 24%
TIVIA Member Price: 2500€ + VAT 24%


Helsinki, Finland

Date & Time

Tuesday 26 September - Thursday 28 September
9:00 – 17:30 daily

Target audience

This training is aimed at software product managers with up to five years of practical experience in their field. Participants ought to have a fundamental understanding of the software business, but the course requires no specific technical or commercial competencies.


1. Introduction and Foundations

2. Product Strategy

  • Essentials

  • Role and Elements of Product Strategy and their Interdependencies

  • Product Name

  • Positioning and Product Definition

  • Delivery Model and Service Strategy

  • Sourcing

  • Pricing

  • Financial Management

  • Ecosystem Management

  • Legal and IPR Management

  • Performance and Risk Management

3. Product Planning

  • Product Planning Approaches

  • Customer Insight

  • Product Requirements Engineering

  • Release Planning

  • Roadmapping

  • Product Life Cycle Management

4. Strategic Management

  • Strategic Management Essentials

  • Corporate Strategy

  • Portfolio Management

  • Innovation Management

  • Resource Management

  • Compliance Management

  • Market Analysis

  • Product Analysis

5. Orchestration of Functional Areas

  • Development

  • Marketing

  • Sales and Fulfillment

  • Delivery Services and Support

  • The Role of SPM as Orchestrator

6. Wrap Up

7. Certification Exam (optional)


Hans-Bernd Kittlaus is an internationally renowned expert on SPM. He has been working as a trainer and a consultant for software organizations such as Samsung, SimCorp, big and small software and internet organizations and corporate IT organizations in a number of different industries. Before this, he was head of SPM and development units of IBM. He is the chairman of ISPMA, and has published numerous articles and books, the latest being "Software Product Management: The ISPMA-Compliant Study Guide and Handbook, 2nd Edition" (Springer, 2022).

Hans-Bernd Kittlaus has done a number of SPM-related webinars. You can find them here.

Course fee

TIVIA member price is for person members and also for the staff of partner and company members. Price includes: course participation, meals and course material.

  • Normal Price: 3300€ + VAT 24%

  • TIVIA Member Price: 2500€ + VAT 24%

  • Certification Exam 250€ + VAT 24%

At the end of the third training day, participants can optionally undergo the exam for the "ISPMA Certified Software Product Manager Foundation Level" certificate.

If you are not already a member of TIVIA, join now (membership fee 65€) and pay TIVIA member price for this course!

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration up to 30 days before the training, after that the cancellation fee is 50 % of the participation fee. If the registration has not been cancelled, we will charge the whole course fee. Early bird registration cannot be cancelled. The right to participate can be transferred to another person. You may cancel or modify your registration via e-mail: ilmoittaudu(at)tivia.fi

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International Software Product Management Association

The International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA) is an open non-profit association of experts, companies, and research institutes with the goal to foster software product management excellence across industries.

This SPM - The Foundation Training is based on the corresponding syllabus developed by ISPMA.

Päivämäärä ja aika
26. syyskuuta 2023
Alkaa - 9.00
28. syyskuuta 2023
Päättyy - 17.30 Europe/Helsinki


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