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Product Line Acquisition in the DoD: The Promise, The Challenges

December 1999 Technical Note
Lawrence G. Jones

This 1999 paper presents the basics of product line practices and reports the results of two DoD product line workshops in which important issues and successful practices were shared.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-99-TN-011

Abstract

Industrial use of software product line technology has resulted in some impressive savings, while also improving product quality and delivery time. Although there has been some successful use of this technology within the Department of Defense (DoD), there are special challenges. This paper presents the basics of product line practices and reports the results of two DoD product line workshops in which important issues and successful practices were shared.