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Technical Report

Software Product Line Adoption Roadmap

  • September 2004
  • By Linda M. Northrop
  • This 2004 report introduces a variant of the Factory Pattern called the Adoption Factory pattern that provides a generic roadmap to guide a manageable, phased product line adoption strategy.
  • Software Product Lines
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    The tremendous benefits of taking a software product line approach are well documented. Organizations have achieved significant reductions in cost and time to market and, at the same time, increased the quality of families of their software systems. However, to date, there are considerable barriers to organizational adoption of product line practices and to widespread product line practice. Phased adoption is attractive as a risk reduction and fiscally viable proposition. This report introduces a variant of the Factory Pattern called the Adoption Factory pattern that provides a generic roadmap to guide a manageable, phased product line adoption strategy. In addition, the report examines the Adoption Factory pattern from multiple useful views and describes how it can be used. The report concludes with a summary of the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute's experiences with the pattern to date and its future plans with regard to the pattern.

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SEI

Northrop, Linda. Software Product Line Adoption Roadmap (CMU/SEI-2004-TR-022). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7237

IEEE

Northrop. Linda, "Software Product Line Adoption Roadmap," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2004-TR-022, 2004. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7237

APA

Northrop, Linda. (2004). Software Product Line Adoption Roadmap (CMU/SEI-2004-TR-022). Retrieved December 22, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7237

CHI

Linda Northrop. Software Product Line Adoption Roadmap (CMU/SEI-2004-TR-022). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7237

MLA

Northrop, Linda. 2004. Software Product Line Adoption Roadmap (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2004-TR-022). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7237