Software Product Lines: Research Issues in Engineering and Management by Timo KäkSoftware Product Lines: Research Issues in Engineering and Management by Timo Käk

Software Product Lines: Research Issues in Engineering and Management

byTimo KäkEditorJuan Carlos Due

Paperback | October 14, 2010

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The software product line strategy has enabled many organizations to improve productivity, reduce time-to-market, and address both mass- and niche markets. A successful product line organization achieves strategic levels of architectural reuse.The topics in this book cover research related to the most important practices in a product line organization. The contributions provide experience-based knowledge about the domain and application engineering, the modeling and management of variability, and the design and use of tools to support the management of product line related knowledge. Käkölä and Dueñas have grouped them into five parts corresponding to the main areas of software product line engineering: product line management, product line requirements engineering, product line architecture, product line testing, and specific product line engineering issues. They ensured maximum coherence and cross-referencing throughout the book, imposing a common terminology and carefully integrating all chapters. The result is a valuable and enduring resource for researchers in both industry and academia who will also find many pointers for future research and implementation strategies. In addition, systems and software professionals, and technology managers aspiring to fully leverage the product line strategy will also benefit from many pertinent development details."This volume is a valuable resource for researchers wishing to move the product line strategy forward and for those charged with translating state-of-the-art ideas into state-of-the-practice processes and activities." From the Foreword by John D. McGregor, Clemson University, USA
Title:Software Product Lines: Research Issues in Engineering and ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:635 pagesPublished:October 14, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:364206986X

ISBN - 13:9783642069864

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Product Line Management. 1) A Scenario-Based Method for Software Product Line Architecting. 2) Strategic Scenario-Based Valuation of Product Line Roadmaps. 3) Experiences and Expectations Regarding the Introduction of Systematic Software Reuse in Small to Medium Sized Companies.- Part 2: Product Line Requirements Engineering. 4) Capturing Product Line Information from Legacy User Documentation. 5) Scenario-Based Application Requirements Engineering. 6) Consolidated Product Line Variability Modeling.- Part 3: Product Line Architecture. 7) Dealing with Architectural Variation in Product Populations. 8) A Software Product Line Reference Architecture for Security. 9) Architecture Reasoning for Supporting Product Line Evolution: An Example on Security. 10) A Method for Predicting Reliability and Availability at the Architecture Level.- Part 4: Product Line Testing. 11) Product Line Use Cases: Scenario-Based Specification and Testing of Requirements. 12) System Testing of Product Lines: From Requirements to Test Cases. 13) The ScenTED Method for Testing Software Product Lines.- Part 5: Specific Product Line Engineering Issues. 14) Incremental Systems Integration within Multi-disciplinary Product Line Engineering Using Configuration Item Evolution Diagrams. 15) Software Product Line Engineering with the UML: Deriving Products. 16) Evaluation Framework for Model-Driven Product Line Engineering Tools.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book is a highly valuable resource for educators, researchers, and practitioners; it synthesizes the results of the work done by a group of European companies, research institutes, and universities on EUREKAITEA projects . on the topic of product-line engineering. The book will also help managers and decision makers planning to adopt product-line engineering practices at their companies gain insight into the effort involved." (Raghvinder Sangwan, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (4), April, 2008)