Accession Number : ADA328634

Title :   Report of the Reuse and Product Lines Working Group of WISR8.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Clements, Paul

PDF Url : ADA328634

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This report summarizes the discussions held by the Reuse and Product Lines working group at the Eighth Workshop on Software Reuse (WISR8). The working group was chartered to explore the range of issues and practices necessary for the successful fielding of a software product line, which is a collection of systems that are built from a common set of core assets. Issues addressed include the relation between a product line and a domain, benefits of the product line approach to software development, organizational factors, effects of the products' domain and context, risks, the role of architecture and architects, and managing change and variation. Maintaining intellectual control was a theme that arose repeatedly during the discussion.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ORGANIZATIONS, STRATEGY, COLLECTION, WORKSHOPS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE