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Product Line State of the Practice Report

  • September 2002
  • By Sholom G. Cohen
  • This 2002 report outlines the state of software product line practice in industry. The report blends a case study with the results of a product line questionnaire that was sent to organizations with meaningful product line experiences and with the results of a product line workshop held during the recent International Conference on Software Reuse.
  • Software Product Lines
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    Software product lines represent a new and promising approach for fielding software systems. Companies that have launched software product line efforts report significant improvements in cost savings, quality, productivity, and time to market. Technically, they report a high degree of success in developing approaches that address the software engineering and technical management of their product lines. Organizationally, these companies report success as well as challenges that they must still overcome. This technical note reports on the state of software product line practice in industry. The report uses a narrative approach, based on a composite of individual companies' experiences in implementing software product lines. The report blends a case study with the results of a product line questionnaire that was sent to organizations with meaningful product line experiences and with the results of a product line workshop held during the recent International Conference on Software Reuse.

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SEI

Cohen, Sholom. Product Line State of the Practice Report (CMU/SEI-2002-TN-017). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5961

IEEE

Cohen. Sholom, "Product Line State of the Practice Report," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2002-TN-017, 2002. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5961

APA

Cohen, Sholom. (2002). Product Line State of the Practice Report (CMU/SEI-2002-TN-017). Retrieved December 21, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5961

CHI

Sholom Cohen. Product Line State of the Practice Report (CMU/SEI-2002-TN-017). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5961

MLA

Cohen, Sholom. 2002. Product Line State of the Practice Report (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2002-TN-017). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5961