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Helping Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises In Moving Towards Software Product Lines

 
: Muthig, D.; Bayer, J.

Knauber, P.; Succi, G.:
Proceedings of Software Product Lines. Economics, Architectures, and Implications. Workshop 15 at 22nd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)
Kaiserslautern, 2000 (IESE-Report 070.00/E)
Reportnr.: 070.00/E
pp.137-140 : Lit.
International Workshop on Software Product Lines. Economics, Architectures, and Implications <1, 2000, Limerick>
International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) <22, 2000, Limerick>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IESE ()

Abstract
The KobrA method developed at Fraunhofer IESE is an approach for component-based product line development. It is based on our experience gained from many industrial projects. In this paper, we present that KobrA's approach of building software product lines is scaleable to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Therefore, we analyze the typical SME context and the constraints under which these companies usually operate. The result is a set of requirements for product line approaches that are designed for being successful also in the context of SMEs. Finally, we show that the KobrA method does fulfil these requirements and, thus, helps SMEs in moving towards software product lines.


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