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Formulation of a Production Strategy for a Software Product Line

  • Abstract

    Software product lines are of strategic importance to the organizations that adopt them, affecting both an organization’s position in an existing market and its ability to react to new and changing markets. An organization’s production system (i.e., how it builds its products) is also of strategic importance, directly affecting, for example, that organization’s ability to deliver new products quickly (i.e., its time to market). 

    The production strategy for a software product line is the high-level description of how the production system realizes both the core assets and products. The production strategy is derived from the organization’s business strategy and is intended to coordinate the actions of the core asset and product developers. The strategy describes how the product line practices should be employed so that the product line organization will achieve its production goals. This technical note describes a technique, which is based on well-known procedures for defining and evaluating a business strategy, for formulating the production strategy of a production system. An example of strategy creation is provided.

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SEI

Chastek, Gary; Donohoe, Patrick; & McGregor, John. Formulation of a Production Strategy for a Software Product Line. CMU/SEI-2009-TN-025. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 2009. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9037

IEEE

Chastek. Gary, Donohoe. Patrick, and McGregor. John, "Formulation of a Production Strategy for a Software Product Line," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2009-TN-025, 2009. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9037

APA

Chastek, Gary., Donohoe, Patrick., & McGregor, John. (2009). Formulation of a Production Strategy for a Software Product Line (CMU/SEI-2009-TN-025). Retrieved August 19, 2017, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9037

CHI

Gary Chastek, Patrick Donohoe, & John McGregor. Formulation of a Production Strategy for a Software Product Line (CMU/SEI-2009-TN-025). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9037

MLA

Chastek, Gary., Donohoe, Patrick., & McGregor, John. 2009. Formulation of a Production Strategy for a Software Product Line (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2009-TN-025). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9037

BibTex

@techreport{ChastekFormulationof2009,
title={Formulation of a Production Strategy for a Software Product Line},
author={Gary Chastek and Patrick Donohoe and John McGregor},
year={2009},
number={CMU/SEI-2009-TN-025},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9037} }