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Long-Term Product Line Sustainability with Planned Staged Investments
Nov.-Dec. 2013 (vol. 30 no. 6)
pp. 63-69
Juha Savolainen, Danfoss Power Electronics A/S
Nan Niu, Mississippi State University
Tommi Mikkonen, Tampere University of Technology
Thomas Fogdal, Danfoss Power Electronics A/S
Software product lines (SPL) are long-living systems that enable systematic reuse in application engineering. Product-specific changes over time can result in architecture drift, which requires updating assumptions made in the SPL's reuse infrastructure. A model called planned staged investments supports SPL rearchitecting in a sustainable way. The key idea is to use two different operational phases--investment and harvesting--to coordinate the competing, parallel needs of redesign and reuse.
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Investment,Product development,Sustainable development,Software development,Design methodology,rearchitecting,architecture sustainability,evolution,investment,software product lines,SPL,redesign
Juha Savolainen, Nan Niu, Tommi Mikkonen, Thomas Fogdal, "Long-Term Product Line Sustainability with Planned Staged Investments," IEEE Software, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 63-69, Nov.-Dec. 2013, doi:10.1109/MS.2013.96
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