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Implementation issues in product line scoping

Schmid, K. & Gacek, C. (2000). Implementation issues in product line scoping. Lecture notes in computer science, 1844, pp. 38-82. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-44995-9_11


Often product line engineering is treated similar to the waterfall model in traditional software engineering, i.e., the different phases (scoping, analysis, architecting, implementation) are treated as if they could be clearly separated and would follow each other in an ordered fashion. However, in practice strong interactions between the individual phases become apparent. In particular, how implementation is done has a strong impact on economic aspects of the project and thus how to adequately plan it. Hence, assessing these relationships adequately in the beginning has a strong impact on performing a product line project right. In this paper we present a framework that helps in exactly this task. It captures on an abstract level the relationships between scoping information and implementation aspects and thus allows to provide rough guidance on implementation aspects of the project. We will also discuss the application of our framework to a specific industrial project.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Presented at Software Reuse: Advances in Software Reusability 6th International Conference, ICSR-6, Vienna, Austria, June 27-29, 2000.
Publisher Keywords: software product line, domain engineering, scoping, architecting, implementation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Software Reliability
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