Chapter 2

Economic Models and Value-Based Approaches for Product Line Architectures

Anil Kumar Thurimella1 and T. Maruthi Padmaja2,    1Harman Automotive Division and TU, Munich, Germany,    2K. L University, Vaddeswaram, AP, India

Software product line engineering (SPLE) supports the development of a family of systems by reusing core assets as much as possible. In general, reuse is not achieved without investments. Practicing SPLE requires significant initial investments for creating and organizing assets. Therefore, making a strong economic case for adopting SPLE is critical for companies before selecting their product line approaches. Furthermore, architecting should also use the considerations from the economic case because architecture ...

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