A lightweight approach for product line scoping

Markus Nöbauer, Norbert Seyff, Iris Groher, Deepak Dhungana

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Many organizations providing products with com-mon features wish to take advantage of that similarity in order to reduce development and maintenance efforts. Their goal is to move from a single-system development paradigm towards a product line approach. However, this transition is not trivial and requires a systematic scoping phase to decide how the product line should be defined, i.e. what products and features should be included and thus developed for reuse. Currently available prod-uct line scoping approaches require huge upfront investments in the scoping phase, consuming a lot of time and resources. Our experience has shown that small and medium enterprises require a lightweight approach to decide how the existing products are related to each other so that their potential for reuse can be esti-mated more easily. In this paper we present a conceptual solution and early tool support enabling companies to semi-automatically identify similarity within existing product configurations.

TitelProceedings - 38th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2012
Redakteure/-innenVittorio Cortellessa, Henry Muccini, Onur Demirörs
Herausgeber (Verlag)IEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9780769547909
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 8 Sep. 2012
Extern publiziertJa


NameProceedings - 38th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2012


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