Issue No. 04 - July/August (1999 vol. 16)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/52.776957
<p>Product family engineering permits software component reuse, which saves both time and money. To succeed, the process must support variability among the family's systems. The authors developed a simple method that uses patterns to model variability and applied it to development of spacecraft mission-planning systems.</p>
M. Mannion and B. Keepence, "Using Patterns to Model Variability in Product Families," in IEEE Software, vol. 16, no. , pp. 102-108, 1999.