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The Pro-PD process model for product derivation within software product lines

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Show simple item record O'Leary, Pádraig Santana de Almeida, Eduardo Richardson, Ita 2012-10-10T13:48:46Z 2012-10-10T13:48:46Z 2012
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: The derivation of products from a software product line is a time consuming and expensive activity. Despite recognition that an effective process could alleviate many of the difficulties associated with product derivation, existing approaches have different scope, emphasise different aspects of the derivation process and are frequently too specialised to serve as a general solution. Objective: To define a systematic process that will provide a structured approach to the derivation of products from a software product line, based on a set of tasks, roles and artefacts. Method: Through a series of research stages using sources in industry and academia, this research has developed a Process Model for Product Derivation (Pro-PD). We document the evidence for the construction of Pro-PD and the design decisions taken. We evaluate Pro-PD through comparison with prominent existing approaches and standards. Results: This research presents a Process Model for Product Derivation (Pro-PD). Pro-PD describes the tasks, roles and work artefacts used to derive products from a software product line. Conclusion: In response to a need for methodological support, we developed Pro-PD (Process Model for Product Derivation). Pro-PD was iteratively developed and evaluated through four research stages. Our research is a first step toward an evidence-based methodology for product derivation and a starting point for the definition of a product derivation approach. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Information and Software Technology;54(9), pp. 1014-1208
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Information and Software Technology. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Information and Software Technology, 54(9), pp. 1014-1028 doi en_US
dc.subject software product lines en_US
dc.subject product derivation en_US
dc.subject process en_US
dc.title The Pro-PD process model for product derivation within software product lines en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor IRCSET en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico – en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor FACEPE en_US
dc.relation.projectid RS/06/167 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 10/CE/I1855 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 573964/2008-4 en_US
dc.relation.projectid APQ-1037-1.03/08 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 305968/2010-6 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 559997/2010-8 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 474766/2010-1 en_US
dc.relation.projectid FAPESB en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1404950

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