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Formulation of a Production Strategy for a Software Product Line

Technical Note
This 2009 report describes a technique for formulating the production strategy of a production system.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2009-TN-025
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6573887.v1

Abstract

Software product lines are of strategic importance to the organizations that adopt them, affecting both an organization’s position in an existing market and its ability to react to new and changing markets. An organization’s production system (i.e., how it builds its products) is also of strategic importance, directly affecting, for example, that organization’s ability to deliver new products quickly (i.e., its time to market). 

The production strategy for a software product line is the high-level description of how the production system realizes both the core assets and products. The production strategy is derived from the organization’s business strategy and is intended to coordinate the actions of the core asset and product developers. The strategy describes how the product line practices should be employed so that the product line organization will achieve its production goals. This technical note describes a technique, which is based on well-known procedures for defining and evaluating a business strategy, for formulating the production strategy of a production system. An example of strategy creation is provided.

Part of a Collection

Software Product Lines Collection

Cite This Technical Note

Chastek, G., Donohoe, P., & McGregor, J. (2009, August 1). Formulation of a Production Strategy for a Software Product Line. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2009-TN-025). Retrieved June 21, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6573887.v1.

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Chastek, Gary, Patrick Donohoe, and John McGregor. "Formulation of a Production Strategy for a Software Product Line." (CMU/SEI-2009-TN-025). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, August 1, 2009. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6573887.v1.

G. Chastek, P. Donohoe, and J. McGregor, "Formulation of a Production Strategy for a Software Product Line," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2009-TN-025, 1-Aug-2009 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6573887.v1. [Accessed: 21-Jun-2024].

Chastek, Gary, Patrick Donohoe, and John McGregor. "Formulation of a Production Strategy for a Software Product Line." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2009-TN-025). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Aug. 2009. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6573887.v1. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Chastek, Gary; Donohoe, Patrick; & McGregor, John. Formulation of a Production Strategy for a Software Product Line. CMU/SEI-2009-TN-025. Software Engineering Institute. 2009. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6573887.v1