A method for product line scoping based on a Decision-Making framework

Tomoji Kishi, Natsuko Noda, Takuya Katayama

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Abstract

It is indispensable for strategic product line development to define the proper scope of the product line. Once the scope has been defined, we examine the corresponding product line architecture to realize systematic reuse for the product line. Therefore, in defining the scope, we have to decide whether or not it is appropriate to share the same architecture for the products in the product line. The appropriateness of sharing the same architecture among multiple products has to be examined from two points of view. One is from the point of view of the individual optimality (i.e., whether it is good for each product to use the shared architecture), and the other is from the point of view of the whole optimality (i.e., whether it is good for the product line as a whole to share the architecture). In this paper, we propose a method for product line scoping. We consider scoping as a decision-making activity in which we evaluate multiple candidates for the scope and then select the proper one after examining the appropriateness from the two points of view. In order to demonstrate its applicability, we applied the method to the actual problem picked up from Japanese ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) projects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Product Lines - 2nd International Conference, SPLC 2, Proceedings
EditorsGary J. Chastek
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages348-365
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783540456520
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Software Product Lines, SPLC 2002 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2002 Aug 192002 Aug 22

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2379
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Software Product Lines, SPLC 2002
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period02/8/1902/8/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Kishi, T., Noda, N., & Katayama, T. (2002). A method for product line scoping based on a Decision-Making framework. In G. J. Chastek (Ed.), Software Product Lines - 2nd International Conference, SPLC 2, Proceedings (pp. 348-365). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2379). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45652-x_22