A Cost-Based Approach to Software Product Line Management

Holger Schackmann, Horst Lichter
2006 2006 International Workshop on Software Product Management (IWSPM'06 - RE'06 Workshop)  
The evolution of a software product line requires different product management practices compared to a single product since the diverging requirements of different customers must be coordinated to preserve the common product line architecture. Allowing too much variability leads to substantial follow-up costs during the lifecycle. This paper describes the challenges of product management for an evolving software product line. A costing approach is proposed to enable more transparency on the
more » ... sparency on the costs of variability, support sound decisions on the appropriate amount of variability and gain control on the development process. High coordination efforts During maintenance and evolution of an SPL, new or changed requirements have to be integrated which © IEEE
doi:10.1109/iwspm.2006.1 dblp:conf/re/SchackmannL06 fatcat:pmxai3udwffl5kadj4pf62267e