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Case Study: Building and Communicating a Business Case for a DoD Product Line

April 2001 Technical Note
Sholom G. Cohen

This case study describes a DoD weapon system development effort and compares the current way of developing software systems to the product line approach.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-2001-TN-020

Abstract

This case study describes a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) weapon system development effort and compares the current way of developing software systems to the product line approach. The report describes a product line business case acquisition context, alternative development paths, and a comparison of their merits. While the report "sanitizes" the actual organization and product line, it typifies the process of building a product line business case.