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Point/Counterpoint
May/June 2010 (vol. 27 no. 3)
pp. 56-59
Ronny Kolb, Honeywell
Frank van der Linden, Philips Healthcare
Ronny Kolb and Frank van der Linden discuss the pros and cons of software product lines. Kolb writes about the competitive advantages software product lines can deliver in reducing time-to-market in his article, "The Need for Speed: Releasing Products Earlier Using Software Product Lines." Whereas, in "Why Do We Do Product Lines?" van der Linden cautions that different stakeholders and organizations have different goals that might or might not fit with software product lines.

1. P. Clements and L.M. Northrop, Software Product Lines: Practices and Patterns, Addison-Wesley, 2001.
2. D.M. Weiss and C.T.R. Lai, Software Product Line Engineering: A Family-Based Software Development Process, Addison-Wesley, 1999.
3. J. Jennings and L. Haughton, It's Not the Big That Eat the Small...It's the Fast That Eat the Slow, Harper Business, 2002.

Index Terms:
software product lines, software engineering, product line engineering
Citation:
Ronny Kolb, Frank van der Linden, "Point/Counterpoint," IEEE Software, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 56-59, May-June 2010, doi:10.1109/MS.2010.80
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