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Applied Software Product Line Engineering

1st Edition

Edited by Kyo C. Kang, Vijayan Sugumaran, Sooyong Park

Auerbach Publications

561 pages | 210 B/W Illus.

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Description

Over the last decade, software product line engineering (SPLE) has emerged as one of the most promising software development paradigms for increasing productivity in IT-related industries. Detailing the various aspects of SPLE implementation in different domains, Applied Software Product Line Engineering documents best practices with regard to system development.

Expert contributors from academia and industry come together and focus on core asset development, product development, and management, addressing the process, technical, and organizational issues needed to meet the growing demand for information. They detail the adoption and diffusion of SPLE as a primary software development paradigm and also address technical and managerial issues in software product line engineering. Providing an authoritative perspective of the latest research and practice in SLPE, the text:

  • Presents in-depth discussions and many industry / case studies
  • Covers applications in various domains including automotive, business process management, and defense
  • Organized according to the organizational, process, and technical aspects of software product lines within an organization
  • Provides the expertise of a distinguished panel of global contributors

Ever-increasing global competition coupled with a fragile world economy means that the pressure is on for software engineers and software process improvement professionals to find ways to meet the needs of expanding markets—with greater efficiency and effectiveness. This book arms readers with the insight needed to harness the power of SPLE to increase productivity, reduce time to market, and to handle the growing diversity in the quickly evolving global marketplace.

Reviews

The book contains a number of chapters on organizational and managerial issues followed by methodologies and processes, technical issues, and industry experiences and case studies. …Significant research went into the creation of this book. … . Specific areas I found useful and applicable in my role of project, product, and program management include:

  • The IDEAL model for managing change
  • The balanced scorecard
  • The product management pyramid
  • The out-of-the-box development model
  • Security Services for application systems
  • Discussions on business process management

Applied Software Product Line Engineering offers best practices and productivity improvement tips for designing software products.

—Ann E. Drinkwater, on StickyMinds.com, October 2010

Table of Contents

ORGANIZATIONAL AND MANAGERIAL ISSUES

Software Product Line Engineering: Overview and Future

Directions

A Roadmap for Software Product Line Adoption

New Methods behind a New Generation of Software Product Line Successes

Evaluating Product Family Development Using the Balanced Scorecard Approach

Product Management for Software Product Lines: An Overview

METHODOLOGIES AND PROCESSES

A Systems Product Line Approach

Adoption of Software Product Lines to Develop Autonomic Pervasive Systems

Development of a Software Product Line for Validation

Environments

Building a Family of Compilers

Formal Verification and Software Product Lines

TECHNICAL ISSUES

Multiple-View Requirements Models for Software Product Line Engineering

Managing Flexibility and Variability: A Road to Competitive Advantage

Feature Oriented Analysis and Design for Dynamically

Reconfigurable Product Lines

Separating Application and Security Concerns in Modeling

Software Product Lines

Architecture as Language

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCES AND CASE STUDIES

Management and Financial Controls of a Software Product Line Adoption

Efficient Scoping with CaVE: A Case Study

Model-Driven, Aspect-Oriented Product Line Engineering: An Industrial Case Study

Evaluation of Design Options in Embedded Automotive Product Lines

Product Line in the Business Process Management Domain

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS053000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COM051010
COMPUTERS / Programming Languages / General
COM051230
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General