Issue No.03 - May/June (2004 vol.21)
Paul Clements , Software Engineering Institute
John D. McGregor , Clemson University
Dirk Muthig , Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering
Klaus Schmid , Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering
Product line engineering has become an approach to improve the ROI of a whole set of products. Because the approach emphasizes economic optimizations, the need to apply ROI calculations is particularly important. This article describes a model for a product line's ROI, illustrated in a prototypical industrial situation.
software product lines, cost model, return on investment
Paul Clements, John D. McGregor, Dirk Muthig, Klaus Schmid, "Calculating ROI for Software Product Lines", IEEE Software, vol.21, no. 3, pp. 23-31, May/June 2004, doi:10.1109/MS.2004.1293069