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Product Line Adoption in a CMMI Environment

July 2005 Technical Note
Lawrence G. Jones, Linda M. Northrop

This 2005 technical note addresses product line adoption in the context of an organization that is using the CMMI models to guide its process improvement effort.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-2005-TN-028

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Abstract

Many organizations with an existing process improvement initiative are also considering software product line adoption. Managers and technical leaders in these organizations often ask how they can build on their process improvement work and reconcile these two significant change initiatives.

This technical note addresses product line adoption in the context of an organization that is using the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) models to guide its process improvement effort. Details are provided to show how selected CMMI process areas provide a basis for certain important software product line practices.