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Migrating Industrial Systems towards Software Product Lines: Experiences and Observations through Case Studies

Authors: Hongyu Pei-Breivold (former), Stig Larsson (former), Rikard Land (former)
Source: Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA), Software Process and Product Improvement (SPPI) Track, IEEE, Parma, Italy
 

Abstract

Software product line engineering has emerged as one of the dominant paradigms for developing variety of software products based on a shared platform and shared software artifacts. An important and challenging type of software maintenance and evolution is how to cost-effectively manage the migration of legacy systems towards product lines. This paper presents a structured migration method and describes our experiences in migrating industrial legacy systems into product lines. In addition, we present a number of specific recommendations for the transition process which will be of value to organizations that are considering a product line approach to their business. The recommendations cover four perspectives: business, organization, product development processes and technology.
 

BibTeX entry

@inproceedings{Pei-Breivold_1488:2008,
   author = {Hongyu Pei-Breivold and Stig Larsson and Rikard Land},
   title = {Migrating Industrial Systems towards Software Product Lines: Experiences and Observations through Case Studies},
   booktitle = {Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA), Software Process and Product Improvement (SPPI) Track, IEEE},
   month = {September},
   year = {2008},
   url = {http://www.mrtc.mdh.se/index.php?choice=publications&id=1488},
}

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