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A Software Product Line Vision for Defense Acquisition

Technical Note
This report presents a vision for software product lines as an acquisition focus and suggests extensions to current Department of Defense policy and practices to increase the awareness of and receptivity to product line acquisition.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2002-TN-002
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6571754.v1

Abstract

Experience in industry and government over the last 10 years has shown that a software product line approach can significantly improve productivity and product quality, facilitate change, and reduce life-cycle costs. Defense acquisition policy calls for such improvements related to software but makes no explicit mention of a product line approach as an option. Although policy gives program managers sufficient flexibility to adopt a product line approach, there is little awareness of this possibility and considerable uncertainty concerning when and how to do it. This note presents a vision for software product lines as an acquisition focus and suggests extensions to current Department of Defense policy and practices to increase the awareness of and receptivity to product line acquisition as a viable alternative.

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Software Product Lines Collection

Cite This Technical Note

Campbell, G. (2002, June 1). A Software Product Line Vision for Defense Acquisition. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2002-TN-002). Retrieved February 23, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571754.v1.

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author={Campbell, Grady},
title={A Software Product Line Vision for Defense Acquisition},
month={Jun},
year={2002},
number={CMU/SEI-2002-TN-002},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571754.v1},
note={Accessed: 2024-Feb-23}
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Campbell, Grady. "A Software Product Line Vision for Defense Acquisition." (CMU/SEI-2002-TN-002). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, June 1, 2002. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571754.v1.

G. Campbell, "A Software Product Line Vision for Defense Acquisition," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2002-TN-002, 1-Jun-2002 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571754.v1. [Accessed: 23-Feb-2024].

Campbell, Grady. "A Software Product Line Vision for Defense Acquisition." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2002-TN-002). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Jun. 2002. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571754.v1. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Campbell, Grady. A Software Product Line Vision for Defense Acquisition. CMU/SEI-2002-TN-002. Software Engineering Institute. 2002. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571754.v1