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Software Product Line Conference, International (2007)
Kyoto, Japan
Sept. 10, 2007 to Sept. 14, 2007
ISBN: 0-7695-2888-0
pp: 84-96
Danilo Beuche , pure-systems GmbH
Andreas Birk , Software.Process.Management, D-70197 Stuttgart
Heinrich Dreier , SynSpace, D-79102 Freiburg, Germany
Andreas Fleischmann , Technical University of Munich
Heidi Galle , Continental, Automotive Systems Division
Gerald Heller , Hewlett-Packard, 71034 B?blingen, Germany
Dirk Janzen , Harman/Becker Automotive Systems GmbH, D-76307 Karlsbad, Germany
Isabel John , Fraunhofer IESE, D-67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Ramin Tavakoli Kolagari , Technical University of Berlin
Thomas von der Ma?en , arvato direct services GmbH / Bertelsmann AG, D-33310 G?tersloh, Germany
Andreas Wolfram , Continental, Automotive Systems Division, D-88671 Markdorf, Germany
A software product line oriented approach to developing systems has an impact on the development process as a whole. Although the basic idea of product lines is simple, systematic implementation of the approach is a challenging task. In fact, today?s software product lines have such complex variability that their handling must be supported by tools, otherwise a systematic approach would not be possible. The same holds for requirements management of product lines. On the basis of specific industrial scenarios the paper derives important requirements that have to be observed if requirements management tools are to be usefully applied to product lines. Current requirements management tools are evaluated on the basis of these requirements in their daily industrial use. The presented requirements can indicate the future direction of tool development and method research.

D. Janzen et al., "Using Requirements Management Tools in Software Product Line Engineering: The State of the Practice," Software Product Line Conference, International(SPLC), Kyoto, Japan, 2007, pp. 84-96.
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