Software Product Line Conference, International (2006)
Aug. 21, 2006 to Aug. 24, 2006
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/SPLC.2006.16
Ronny Kolb , Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Germany
Isabel John , Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Germany
Jens Knodel , Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Germany
Dirk Muthig , Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Germany
Uwe Haury , Testo AG, Germany
Gerald Meier , Testo AG, Germany
Product line practices are increasingly becoming popular in the domain of embedded software systems. This paper presents results of assessing success, consistency, and quality of Testo?s product line of climate and flue gas measurement devices after its construction and the delivery of three commercial products. The results of the assessment showed that the incremental introduction of architecture-centric product line development can be considered successful even though there is no quantifiable reduction of timeto- market as well as development and maintenance costs so far. The success is mainly shown by the ability of Testo to develop more complex products and the satisfaction of the involved developers. A major issue encountered is ensuring the quality of reusable components and the conformance of the products to the architecture during development and maintenance.
I. John, J. Knodel, D. Muthig, R. Kolb, G. Meier and U. Haury, "Experiences with Product Line Development of Embedded Systems at Testo AG," Software Product Line Conference, International(SPLC), Baltimore, Maryland, 2006, pp. 172-181.