Publications

This page lists selected publications that I published during the past years on software engineering topics. If you are interested in some of the publications, you can lookup the links and directories listed in the right column. If the publication is not available there, please feel free to contact me.

Books

A. Birk, A knowledge management infrastructure for systematic improvement in software engineering. Fraunhofer IRB Verlag, Stuttgart, 2001.

A. Birk, P. Giese, R. Kempkens, H. D. Rombach, and G. Ruhe, The PERFECT handbook, volume 4: Application of PERFECT. 1997.

A. Birk, P. Giese, R. Kempkens, H. D. Rombach, and G. Ruhe, The PERFECT handbook, volume 3: Process enactment. 1997.

A. Birk, P. Giese, R. Kempkens, H. D. Rombach, and G. Ruhe, The PERFECT handbook, volume 2: Infrastructure technologies. 1997.

A. Birk, P. Giese, R. Kempkens, H. D. Rombach, and G. Ruhe, The PERFECT handbook, volume 1: Improvement methodology. 1997.

In Collection

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 D. Rombach, “A practical approach to continuous improvement in software engineering,” in D.B.Meyerhoff M.J.Wieczorek, editor, Software Quality – State of The Art in Management, Testing, and Tools, Software Quality@Xpert, Springer, Berlin, 2001, pp. 34–45.

A. Birk and F. Kröschel, “A knowledge management lifecycle for experience packages on software engineering technologies,” in Günther Ruhe and Frank Bomarius, editors, Learning Software Organizations – Methodology and Applications, Volume 1756 of Lecture Notes of Computer Science, Springer, Berlin, 2000.

K.-D. Althoff, A. Birk, S. Hartkopf, W. Müller, M. Nick, D. Surmann, and C. Tautz, “Systematic population, utilization, and maintenance of a repository for comprehensive reuse,” in Günther Ruhe and Frank Bomarius, editors, Learning Software Organizations – Methodology and Applications, Volume 1756 of Lecture Notes of Computer Science, vol. Springer, Berlin, 2000.

K.-D. Althoff, A. Birk, C. Gresse von Wangenheim, and C. Tautz, “Case-based reasoning for experimental software engineering,” in Mario Lenz, Brigitte Bartsch-Spörl, Hans-Dieter Burkhard, and Stefan Wess, editors, Case-Based Reasoning Technology – From Foundations to Applications, Chapter 9, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1998, pp. 235–254.

Journal Articles

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, G. Heller, D. Janzen, and M.-O. Reiser, “Wo steht das Requirements-Engineering? – Bewertung und Gegenüberstellung von RE-Frameworks,” Softwaretechnik-Trends, vol. 30, no. 1, 2010.

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

A. Birk, G. Heller, D. Janzen, and K. Schmid, “Orientierung in der Landschaft des Requirements-Engineering: Ein Überblick über RE-Frameworks und ihre Anwendungsgebiete,” Softwaretechnik-Trends, vol. 29, no. 1, Feb. 2009.

A. Birk, “Requirements-Management und Testen effektiv integrieren,” Softwaretechnik-Trends, vol. 28, no. 3, Aug. 2008.

A. Birk, S. Fricker, E. Geisberger, G. Heller, D. Janzen, T. von der Maßen, B. Penzenstadler, and K. Schmid, “Zwischenbericht des AK Requirements-Engineering-Frameworks und Produktlinien,” Softwaretechnik-Trends, vol. 28, no. 1, Feb. 2008.

A. Birk, S. Fricker, E. Geisberger, G. Heller, D. Janzen, T. von der Massen, B. Penzenstadler, and K. Schmid, “Requirements-Engineering-Frameworks und Produktlinien: Zwischenbericht des Arbeitskreises,” Softwaretechnik-Trends, vol. 28, no. 1, Feb. 2008.

A. Birk, “Requirements-Engineering und -Management in Produktmanagement und Produktlinien-Entwicklung,” Softwaretechnik- Trends, vol. 28, no. 1, Feb. 2008.

A. Birk, “Erfahrungen mit Anwendungsfallspezifikation bei der Entwicklung großer IT-Systeme,” Softwaretechnik-Trends, vol. 27, no. 1, Feb. 2007.

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.

A. Birk, T. Dingsøyr, and T. Stålhane, “Postmortem: Never leave a project without it,” IEEE Software, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 43–45, May 2002.

A. Birk, “Wissensmanagement zum besseren Verständnis von Software-Engineering-Technologien,” Künstliche Intelligenz (KI), vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 66–68, 2001.

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.

K. El Emam and A. Birk, “Validating the ISO/IEC 15504 measures of software development process capability,” The Journal of Systems and Software, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 119–149, Apr. 2000.

A. Birk and T. P. Reinartz, “Erster gemeinsamer Workshop der GI-Fachgruppen ‘Knowledge Engineering and Kognition’,” Künstliche Intelligenz (KI), vol. 5, no. 1, p. 78, März 1991.

Conference Proceedings

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.

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.

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.

T. von der Maßen, A. Birk, G. Heller, I. John, K. Schmid, S. Joos, and K. Müller, “Key challenges in industrial product line engineering,” in H. Dieter Rombach, Stefan Eicker, Klaus Pohl, Heimo H. Adelsberger, Volker Wulf, Helmut Krcmar, Jan M. Pawlowski (Eds.): Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI): Universität Duisburg-Essen, 9.-11. März 2004, Band 1:  E-Learning: Modelle, Instrumente und Erfahrungen; Software-Produktlinien; Communities in E-Business, Berlin, 2004, pp. 260–272.

A. Birk, “Patterns für effektive Anforderungsstrukturierung in IT-Projekten,” in Proceedings of the 3rd Requirements Engineering Conference (REConf 2004), Munich, 2004.

K. Kohler, F. Leidermann, and A. Birk, “Der Weg zu einer stärkeren Verzahnung von Usability Engineering und Software Engineering,” in Matthias Peissner and Kerstin Röse, editors, Usability Professionals 2003, Proceedings of the 1st GC-UPA Workshop of the German Chapter of Usability Professionals‘ Association, 2003.

A. Birk, “Three case studies on initiating product lines: Enablers and Obstacles,” in Klaus Schmid, Birgit Geppert, Eds., Proceedings of the OOPSLA PLEES’02 International Workshop on Product Line Engineering: The Early Steps: Planning, Modeling, and Managing, 5 November 2002, Seattle, WA, Fraunhofer IESE Report, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2002, vol. 056.02/E, pp. 19–26.

A. Birk, “Identifying and managing information flows in software projects,” in Proceedings of the “Conference on Quality Engineering in Software Technology” 2002 (Conquest 2002), 18-20 September 2002, Nuremberg, Germany, 2002.

A. Birk and D. Pfahl, “A systems perspective on software process improvement,” in Oivo, Markku, Komi-Sirviö, Seija (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2002), 9-11 December 2002, Rovaniemi, Finland, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin, 2002, vol. 2559, pp. 4–18.

A. Birk, S. Hartkopf, and W. Müller, “Strategien für das Wissensmanagement in Software-Organisationen,” in Proceedings of the 6th Congress “Software-Qualitätsmanagement” (SQM 2001), Bonn, 2001, p. 11.

A. Birk and M. Oivo, “Improving software development of embedded systems,” in Proceedings of the Embedded Systems Conference Europe 2000, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2000.

A. Birk and W. Müller, “Systematic improvement management: A method for defining and controlling customized improvement programs,” in Proceedings of the 4th International Software Quality Week Europe, Brussels, 2000.

A. Birk, “Aspects of large-scale process studies in industrial settings,” in Janice Singer, Margaret-Anne Storey, and Susan Elliot Sim, editors, Proceedings of the ICSE2000 Workshop on Multidisciplinary Approaches in Empirical Software Engineering Research, Limerick, Ireland, 2000.

M. Vierimaa, D. Hamann, S. Komi-Sirviö, A. Birk, J. Järvinen, and P. Kuvaja, “Integrated use of software assessments and measurements,” in Günther Ruhe, Frank Bomarius (Eds.): Learning Software Organizations, Methodology and Applications, 11th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE’99, Kaiserslautern, Germany, June 16-19, 1999, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin, 2000, vol. 1756, pp. 83–87.

A. Birk and D. Pfahl, “Using simulation to visualise and analyse product-process dependencies in software development projects,” in Bomarius, Frank, Oivo, Markku (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2000), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin, 2000, vol. 1840, pp. 88–102.

A. Birk and F. Kröschel, “A knowledge management lifecycle for experience packages on software engineering technologies,” in Günther Ruhe, Frank Bomarius (Eds.): Learning Software Organizations, Methodology and Applications, 11th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE’99, Kaiserslautern, Germany, June 16-19, 1999, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin, 2000, vol. 1756, pp. 142–160.

A. Birk, D. Hamann, and S. Hartkopf, “A framework for the continuous monitoring and evaluation of improvement programmes,” in Bomarius, Frank, Oivo, Markku (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2000), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin, 2000, vol. 1840, pp. 20–35.

K.-D. Althoff, A. Birk, S. Hartkopf, W. Müller, M. Nick, D. Surmann, and C. Tautz, “Systematic population, utilization, and maintenance of a repository for comprehensive reuse,” in Günther Ruhe, Frank Bomarius (Eds.): Learning Software Organizations, Methodology and Applications, 11th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE’99, Kaiserslautern, Germany, June 16-19, 1999, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin, 2000, vol. 1756, pp. 25–50.

M. Oivo, A. Birk, S. Komi-Sirviö, P. Kuvaja, and R. van Solingen, “Establishing product process dependencies in SPI,” in Proceedings of the 4th European Software Engineering Process Group Conference, Delegate Materials, Amsterdam, 1999.

A. Birk, J. Järvinen, and R. van Solingen, “A validation approach for product-focused process improvement,” in Markku Oivo and Pasi Kuvaja, editors, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 1999), June 22-24, 1999, Oulu, Finland, Espoo, Finland, 1999, vol. 195, pp. 29–48.

A. Birk, P. Derks, M. Elf-Mattila, J. Hirvensalo, and R. van Solingen, “The PROFES improvement methodology and experience from its industrial application,” in Proceedings of the 4th Congress “Software-Qualitätsmanagement” (SQM’99), Software-Qualitätsmanagement “Made in Germany,” Cologne, 1999.

A. Birk, D. Surmann, and K.-D. Althoff, “Applications of knowledge acquisition in experimental software engineering,” in Dieter Fensel and Rudi Studer, editors, Proceedings of the 11th European Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition, Modeling and Management (EKAW’99), 26-29 May 1999, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), Berlin, 1999, vol. 1621, pp. 67–84.

A. Birk, P. Derks, M. Elf-Mattila, J. Hirvensalo, and R. van Solingen, “Product-focused software process improvement: The PROFES improvement methodology and experience from its industrial applications,” in Proceedings of the 4th Congress “Software-Qualitätsmanagement” (SQM’99), Software-Qualitätsmanagement “Made in Germany,” Cologne, 1999.

K.-D. Althoff, A. Birk, S. Hartkopf, W. Müller, M. Nick, D. Surmann, and C. Tautz, “Managing software engineering experience for comprehensive reuse,” in Proceedings of The 11th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE’99, Kaiserslautern, Germany, June 16-19, 1999, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 1999.

D. Hamann, J. Järvinen, A. Birk, and D. Pfahl, “A product-process dependency definition method,” in Proceedings of the 24th EUROMICRO Conference (EUROMICRO’98), Engineering Systems and Software for the Next Decade, 25-27 August 1998, Västerås, Sweden, Washington, DC, 1998, pp. 898–904.

A. Birk and C. Tautz, “Knowledge Management of Software Engineering Lessons Learned,” in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE’98), San Francisco Bay, CA, 1998.

A. Birk, R. van Solingen, and J. Järvinen, “Business impact, benefit, and cost of applying GQM in industry: An in-depth, long-term investigation at Schlumberger RPS,” in Proceedings of the 5th International Software Metrics Symposium (Metrics 1998), November 20-21, 1998, Bethesda, MD, Los Alamitos, CA, 1998, pp. 93–96.

A. Birk, R. Kempkens, D. Rombach, and G. Ruhe, “Systematic improvement of software engineering processes,” in Wilhelm Hummeltenberg, editor, Information Management for Business and Competitive Intelligence and Excellence, Proceedings der Frühjahrstagung Wirtschaftsinformatik  ’98, Braunschweig, Germany, 1998, pp. 265–280.

A. Birk, P. Derks, D. Hamann, J. Hirvensalo, M. Oivo, E. Rodenbach, R. van Solingen, and J. Taramaa, “Applications of measurement in product-focused process improvement: A comparative industrial case study,” in Proceedings of the 5th International Software Metrics Symposium (Metrics 1998), November 20-21, 1998, Bethesda, MD, Los Alamitos, CA, 1998, pp. 105–108.

A. Birk, C. Gresse von Wangenheim, K.-D. Althoff, and C. Tautz, “Case-based reasoning for experimental software engineering,” in Jarzabek, Stan, Editor, Proceedings of the 1997 Symposium on Software Reusability (SSR’97), May 17-19, 1997, Boston, MA, New York, NY, 1997.

A. Birk, “Modelling the application domains of software engineering technologies,” in Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference Automated Software Engineering (ASE’97), Los Alamitos, CA, 1997, pp. 291–292.

K.-D. Althoff, A. Birk, and C. Tautz, “The Experience Factory approach: Realizing learning from experience in software development organizations,” in Proceedings of the 10. Fachgruppentreffen Maschinelles Lernen 1997, 1997.

K.-D. Althoff, A. Birk, and C. Tautz, “Experience Factory: Learning from software engineering experiences,” in Proceedings der 3. Fachtagung der Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft (KogWis97), 1997, pp. 5–8.

Conferences & Workshops

2. Symposium Software-Architektur der Technischen Akademie Esslingen (TAE), Ostfildern, Germany, 27-Sep-2012. (Konferenz, Fachlicher Leiter)

1. Symposium Software-Architektur der Technischen Akademie Esslingen (TAE), Ostfildern, Germany, 22-Sep-2011. (Konferenz, Fachlicher Leiter)

A. Birk, K. Schmid, and M. Völter, “Produktlinien im Kontext 2011: Technologie, Prozesse, Business und Organisation (PIK 2011),” Workshop im Rahmen der Konferenz “Software Engineering 2011” (SE 2011), Fachtagung des GI-Fachbereichs “Softwaretechnik,” Karlsruhe, Germany, 22-Feb-2011. (Workshop Chair / Co-Organisator)

A. Birk, K. Schmid, and M. Völter, “Produktlinien im Kontext 2010: Technologie, Prozesse, Business und Organisation (PIK 2010),” Workshop im Rahmen der Konferenz “Software Engineering 2010” (SE 2010), Fachtagung des GI-Fachbereichs “Softwaretechnik,” Paderborn, Germany, 23-Feb-2010. (Workshop Chair / Co-Organisator)

A. Birk, L. Fiege, K. Schmid, and R. Tavakoli, “Produktlinien im Kontext 2009: Technologie, Prozesse, Business und Organisation (PIK 2009),” Workshop im Rahmen der Konferenz “Software & Systems Engineering Essentials 2009” (SEE 2009), Berlin, Mai-2009. (Workshop Chair / Co-Organisator)

A. Birk, L. Fiege, and K. Schmid, “Produktlinien im Kontext 2008: Technologie, Prozesse, Business und Organisation (PIK 2008),” Workshop im Rahmen der Konferenz “Software Engineering 2008” (SE 2008), Fachtagung des GI-Fachbereichs “Softwaretechnik,” Munich, 18-Feb-2008. (Workshop Chair / Co-Organisator)

K. Schneider, A. Birk, S. Lindstaedt, and T. Dingsøyr, “International Workshop on Learning Software Organisations and Requirements Engineering 2006 (LSO+RE 2006),” International Workshop on Learning Software Organisations and Requirements Engineering 2006 (LSO+RE 2006), Hannover, Germany, 27-Mar-2006. (Workshop Chair / Co-Organisator)

A. Birk and T. Dingsøyr, “7th International Workshop on Learning Software Organziations (LSO 2005),” Workshop at the 3rd Conference on Professional Knowledge Management (WM2005), Kaiserslautern, Germany, 11-Apr-2005. (Workshop Chair / Co-Organisator)

“Architekturen verbinden! – Horizontale und vertikale Integration von IT-Systemen und Services in der Praxis,” Workshop at INFORMATIK 2004, Ulm, Germany, Sep-2004. (Workshop Chair / Co-Organisator)

A. Birk, K. Kohler, and F. Leidermann, “Der Weg zu einer stärkeren Verzahnung von Usability Engineering und Software Engineering,” Practice Session at the 1st GC-UPA Workshop of the German Chapter of the Usability Professionals Association, Stuttgart, Germany, Sep-2003. (Workshop Chair / Co-Organisator)

Tutorials

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Requirements-Management für Produktlinien und variantenreiche Software-Entwicklung,” presented at the 11. Requirements Engineering Tagung REConf 2012, Munich, 15-Mar-2012.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Requirements-basiertes Testen: Geschäftsziele und Qualität optimal verbinden,” presented at the QualityConf 2011, Die Konferenz für Testexperten, 30.-31. März 2011, München, Munich, 29-Mar-2011.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Requirements-Management für Produktlinien und variantenreiche Software-Entwicklung,” presented at the 10. Requirements Engineering Tagung REConf 2011, Munich, 17-Mar-2011.

A. Birk, L. Fiege, and K. Schmid, “15 Jahre Software-Produktlinien: Einführung und aktueller Stand,” presented at the Workshop im Rahmen der Konferenz “Software & Systems Engineering Essentials 2009” (SEE 2009), Berlin, 25-May-2009.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Anforderungen im Projekt verankern durch effektive Integration mit dem Testmanagement,” presented at the 8. Requirements Engineering Tagung REConf 2009, Munich, 12-Mar-2009.

A. Birk, “Effektives Testmanagement: Vom notwendigen Übel zum Erfolgsfaktor für IT und Geschäftserfolg,” presented at the Fachtagung Software-Managment 2008 (SWM 2008), Stuttgart, Germany, 12-Nov-2008.

D. Beuche, A. Birk, and G. Heller, “Requirements-Management für Varianten und Produktlinien – Wiederverwendung im Griff,” presented at the 7. Requirements Engineering Tagung REConf 2008, München, 12-Mar-2008.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Successful product line development with strong requirements engineering and management,” presented at the Tutorial at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE06), 11-15 September 2002, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, 11-Sep-2006.

A. Birk, “Practical knowledge management for software projects,” presented at the 4th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2002), 9-11 December 2002, Rovaniemi, Finland, 09-Dec-2002.

T. Dingsøyr, T. Dybå, and A. Birk, “Mini-seminar on knowledge management in software engineering,” presented at the European Conference on Software Process Improvement 2002 (EuroSPI 2002), Nuremberg, Germany, 18-Sep-2002.

A. Birk and J. Järvinen, “Product-driven process improvement using the PROFES improvement methodology,” presented at the 11th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE’99, Kaiserslautern, Germany, Jun-1999.

Presentations

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 and G. Heller, “Requirements flexibel und agil managen: Requirements-Praktiken am Beispiel Contour,” presented at the Webinar der QA Systems Akademie, 11-Apr-2013.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Requirements strukturieren und nutzen: Requirements-Praktiken am Beispiel Contour,” presented at the Webinar der QA Systems Akademie, März-2013.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Tool-gestütztes Requirements-Management: Richtig effizient mit System,” presented at the Business Requirement Day, W-JAX 2012 Conference, Munich, Germany, 06-Nov-2012.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Einführung von Requirements-Management mit HP QC in der Entwicklung technischer Systeme,” presented at the Treffen der unabhängigen HP Software Anwendervereinigung Vivit Germany, Bad Honnef, Germany, 26-Sep-2012.

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 and G. Heller, “Tool-gestütztes Requirements-Management: Richtig effizient mit System,” presented at the 11. Requirements Engineering Tagung REConf 2012, Munich, Germany, 14-Mar-2012.

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, “Anforderungsmanagement mit  HP Requirements Management: Vorteile durch effektive Prozess/Tool-Integration,” presented at the Webinar HP Software, 29-Aug-2011.

A. Birk, “Anforderungsmanagement mit  HP Requirements Management: Vorteile durch effektive Prozess/Tool-Integration,” presented at the Webinar HP Software, 08-Jul-2011.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Requirements-Engineering für Varianten und Produktlinien: Good Practice und Erfahrungen,” presented at the 10. Requirements Engineering Tagung REConf 2011, Munich, Germany, 16-Mar-2011.

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 and F. Prester, “Anforderungsbasiertes Testen mit .getmore und HP Quality Center,” presented at the QualityConf 2011, Die Konferenz für Testexperten, München, Germany, März-2011.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Requirements-Management mit  HP Quality Center: Anwendererfahrungen und Diskussion,” presented at the Session der HP Software Anwendercommunity Vivit TQA, QualityConf 2011, Die Konferenz für Testexperten, München, Germany, März-2011.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Testmanagement und Testautomatisierung mit HP Quality Center: Anwendererfahrungen und Diskussion,” presented at the Session der HP Software Anwendercommunity Vivit TQA, QualityConf 2011, Die Konferenz für Testexperten, München, Germany, März-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, “Herausforderungen bei agiler Entwicklung und agilem Testen,” presented at the Treffen der unabhängigen HP Software Anwendervereinigung Vivit Germany, Bad Honnef, Germany, 14-Sep-2010.

A. Birk, “Best Practice im Requirements-basierten Testen: Verfahren und Erfahrungen,” presented at the Forum Testmanagement der ASQF Regionalgruppe BW-Test, Stuttgart, Germany, 15-Jul-2010.

A. Birk, H.-J. Eisenbach, H. Hanisch, B. Moritz, A. Schlatter, and M. Schlich, “Wege durch den Testmanagement-Dschungel,” presented at the 30. Treffen der GI-Fachgruppe “Testen, Analyse und Verifikation von Software,” Munich, Germany, 16-Jun-2010.

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

A. Herrmann and A. Birk, “Requirements-Engineering: Einführung und aktuelle Trends,” presented at the GI/GChACM Regionalgruppe Stuttgart/Böblingen, Stuttgart, Germany, Oktober-2010.

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.

A. Birk, G. Heller, D. Janzen, and M.-O. Reiser, “Wo steht das Requirements-Engineering? – Bewertung und Gegenüberstellung von RE-Frameworks,” presented at the Treffen der GI-Fachgruppe “Requirements Engineering,” Essen, Germany, 26-Nov-2009.

A. Birk, H. Dreier, G. Heller, and K. Schmid, “Requirements-Engineering-Frameworks und Produktlinien: Arbeitskreisbericht,” presented at the Treffen der GI-Fachgruppe “Requirements Engineering,” Essen, Germany, 26-Nov-2009.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Anforderungsmanagement für die industrielle Produktentwicklung,” presented at the REConf Schweiz 2009 Requirements-Engineering Tagung, Zurich, Switzerland, 24-Sep-2009.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Anforderungsmanagement für die industrielle Produktentwicklung,” presented at the 8. Requirements Engineering Tagung REConf 2009, Munich, Germany, 11-Mar-2009.

D. Beuche, A. Birk, H. Dreier, S. Fricker, E. Geisberger, G. Heller, D. Janzen, T. von der Maßen, B. Penzenstadler, and K. Schmid, “Requirements-Engineering-Frameworks und Produktlinien: Vorstellung des GI-Arbeitskreises,” presented at the 8. Requirements Engineering Tagung REConf 2009, München, Germany, März-2009.

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.

A. Birk, G. Heller, D. Janzen, and K. Schmid, “Orientierung in der Landschaft des Requirements-Engineering: Ein Überblick über RE-Frameworks und ihre Anwendungsgebiete,” presented at the FG RE: Bericht und Beiträge vom Treffen der Fachgruppe, Karlsruhe, Germany, 28-Nov-2008.

A. Birk, “Produktlinien: Arbeitskreisbericht,” presented at the FG RE: Bericht und Beiträge vom Treffen der Fachgruppe, Karlsruhe, Germany, 27-Nov-2008.

A. Birk, “Testmanagement unter dem Einfluss der Software-Industrialisierung,” presented at the Fachtagung Software-Managment 2008 (SWM 2008), Stuttgart, Germany, 13-Nov-2008.

A. Birk, “Testmanagement in großen IT-Projekten:  Fallstudien, Erfahrungen und Trends,” presented at the Arbeitskreis “Wirtschaftsinformatik” der Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, 26-Jun-2008.

A. Birk, “Requirements-Management und Testen effektiv integrieren,” presented at the 27. Treffen der GI-Fachgruppe “Testen, Analyse und Verifikation von Software,” Bad Honnef, Germany, 05-Jun-2008.

A. Birk, “Requirements-Engineering und -Management in Produktmanagement und Produktlinien-Entwicklung: Überblick und Standortbestimmung,” presented at the Universität Stuttgart, Lehrstuhl für ABL und WI II (Unternehmenssoftware), Stuttgart, Germany, 22-Apr-2008.

A. Birk, “Use-Cases in der Praxis: Effiziente Requirements-Spezifikation für Software-Systeme,” presented at the GI/GChACM Regionalgruppe Stuttgart/Böblingen, Stuttgart, Germany, 16-Apr-2008.

A. Birk, “Besonderheiten des Testens für unterschiedliche Geschäftsdomänen & Systemtypen,” presented at the Forum Testmanagement der ASQF Regionalgruppe BW-Test, Stuttgart, Germany, 10-Apr-2008.

A. Birk, “Anforderung und Test: Ein ungleiches Paar, glücklich vereint,” presented at the 7. Requirements Engineering Tagung REConf 2008, München, Germany, 12-Mar-2008.

A. Birk, S. Fricker, E. Geisberger, G. Heller, D. Janzen, T. von der Maßen, B. Penzenstadler, and K. Schmid, “Requirements-Engineering-Frameworks und Produktlinien: Zwischenbericht des Arbeitskreises,” presented at the Treffen der GI-Fachgruppe “Requirements Engineering,” Berlin, 29-Nov-2007.

A. Birk, “Requirements-Engineering und -Management in Produktmanagement und Produktlinien-Entwicklung,” presented at the Treffen der GI-Fachgruppe “Requirements Engineering,” Berlin, 29-Nov-2007.

A. Birk, “Prozessinseln überbrücken: Wie IT und Entwicklung von integrierten Abläufen profitieren,” presented at the HP Software VIVIT User Forum, Montabaur, Germany, 13-Nov-2007.

A. Birk, “Success with variants: How to establish product line engineering that lasts,” presented at the 2nd Conference on Model-Driven Development and Product Lines (MDD&PL 2007), Leipzig, Germany, 24-Sep-2007.

A. Birk and T. Nebe, “IT Management Software Lifecycle Portfolio Überblick und Einordnung,” presented at the HP Software VIVIT User Forum, Stuttgart, Germany, 12-Jun-2007.

A. Birk and G. Heller, “Challenges for requirements engineering and management in software product line development,” presented at the 13th Intl. Working Conference, REFSQ, Trondheim, Norway, 11-Jun-2007.

A. Birk, “Erfolgreiche Produktlinien-Einführung: Prozesse und organisatorische Voraussetzungen,” presented at the pure::variants user meeting 2007, Eisenach, Germany, Dezember-2007.

A. Birk, “Erfahrungen mit Anwendungsfallspezifikation bei der Entwicklung großer IT-Systeme,” presented at the Treffen der GI-Fachgruppe “Requirements Engineering,” Munich, 23-Nov-2006.

A. Birk, “Anforderungsspezifikation in großen IT-Projekten,” presented at the Treffen der GI-Fachgruppe “Requirements Engineering,” Kaiserslautern, Germany, 25-Nov-2004.

A. Birk, G. Heller, I. John, S. Joos, K. Müller, K. Schmid, and T. von der Maßen, “Report of the GI Work Group ‘Requirements Engineering for Product Lines’,” presented at the GI Work Group Annual Report, Erlangen, 27-Nov-2003.

A. Birk and D. Pfahl, “A systems perspective on software process improvement,” presented at the 4th International Conference, PROFES, Rovaniemi, Finland, 09-Dec-2002.

A. Birk, “Practical knowledge management for software projects,” presented at the 4th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES), Rovaniemi, Finland, 09-Dec-2002.

A. Birk, “Three case studies on initiating product lines: Enablers and Obstacles,” presented at the OOPSLA PLEES’02 International Workshop on Product Line Engineering: The Early Steps: Planning, Modeling, and Managing, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 05-Nov-2002.

A. Birk, “Identifying and managing information flows in software projects,” presented at the Conference on Quality Engineering in Software Technology 2002 (Conquest 2002), Nuremberg, Germany, 20-Sep-2002.

D. Pfahl and A. Birk, “Using simulation to visualise and analyse product-process dependencies in software development projects,” presented at the 2nd International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement, Oulu, Finland, 20-Jun-2000.

A. Birk, D. Hamann, and S. Hartkopf, “A framework for the continuous monitoring and evaluation of improvement programmes,” presented at the Second International Conference, PROFES, Oulu, Finland, 20-Jun-2000.

A. Birk, “Base practices of systematic improvement in software engineering,” May-2000.

A. Birk, C. Differding, C. Hebestreit, R. Laqua, and M. Schlich, “InfraTrain: Prozesse und Vorlagen zur systematischen Erstellung von Trainingseinheiten,” 2000.

H. Biedermann, A. Birk, G. Chrobok-Diening, B. Nothhelfer-Kolb, M. A. Ochs, and D. Pfahl, “Maßgeschneiderte Verbesserungsprogramme im Software-Engineering am Beispiel der Komponentenauswahl bei Siemens Health Services PACS,” 2000.

A. Birk and F. Kröschel, “A knowledge management lifecycle for experience packages on software engineering technologies,” presented at the 11th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE  ’99), Kaiserslautern, Germany, 16-Jun-1999.

A. Birk, D. Surmann, and K.-D. Althoff, “Applications of knowledge acquisition in experimental software engineering,” Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, May-1999.

K. El Emam and A. Birk, “Validating the ISO/IEC 15504 measure of software requirements analysis process capability,” Feb-1999.

A. Birk, D. Hamann, D. Pfahl, J. Järvinen, M. Oivo, M. Vierimaa, and R. van Solingen, “The role of GQM in the PROFES improvement methodology,” 1999.

K.-D. Althoff, A. Birk, S. Hartkopf, K. Müller, M. Nick, D. Surmann, and C. Tautz, “Managing software engineering experience for comprehensive reuse,” 1999.

D. Hamann, J. Järvinen, A. Birk, and D. Pfahl, “A product-process dependency definition method,” presented at the 24th EUROMICRO Conference, Nov-1998.

A. Birk and C. Tautz, “Knowledge management of software engineering lessons learned,” presented at the 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE  ’98), San Francisco, Nov-1998.

A. Birk, P. Derks, D. Hamann, J. Hirvensalo, M. Oivo, E. Rodenbach, R. van Solingen, and J. Taramaa, “Applications of measurement in product-focused process improvement. A comparative industrial case study,” presented at the 5th International Software Metrics Symposium (International Software Metrics Symposium), Los Alamitos, Calif., Apr-1998.

A. Birk, R. van Solingen, and J. Järvinen, “Business impact, benefit, and cost of applying GQM in industry. An in-depht, long-term investigation at Schlumberger RPS,” 1998.

A. Birk, J. Järvinen, S. Komi-Sirviö, P. Kuvaja, M. Oivo, and D. Pfahl, “PROFES: A product driven process improvement methodology,” presented at the The European Conference on Software Process Improvement 1998, Monte Carlo, 1998.

A. Birk, D. Hamann, and D. Pfahl, “Goal-driven planning of maintenance processes,” 1998.

A. Birk, “Modelling the application domains of software engineering technologies,” presented at the 12th IEEE International Conference Automated Software Engineering, International Conference Automated Software Engineering (ASE), Incline Village/Nev., Dec-1997.