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Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture, A by Elias K. Jo, Vikas Sharan, James Linn, Michael E. Stevens, Scott W. Ambler, James McGovern

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Product Line Benefits

There are many benefits to establishing a product line. Principally, the product line leads to reduced cost and faster time to market for new projects. Also, a product line approach to software development will lead to a more portable staff because the architecture is similar from project to project. Finally, risks are also reduced and quality is improved because the architecture has been proven on multiple projects.

Reduced Cost

Just as demonstrated by Eli Whitney and Henry Ford, adopting a product line approach to developing and maintaining applications can dramatically reduce costs through the specialization of roles and the reuse of core assets that otherwise would have needed to be developed or acquired and maintained ...

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