Mário Luís de Jesus Rodrigues Guimarães,

D – Departamento de Engenharia Informática, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa


This document introduces the software product line methodology. It starts by motivating the reader to the “software crisis” problem and gives a brief history of some efforts in the area of Software Engineering to respond to it. It then picks on some current issues regarding software development to introduce the software product line methodology. The roles of scope, core asset development and product development are described, followed by a discussion of product line management concerns, and on how product lines may answer to the software development issues the industry faces today. Then, the text delves into the relevance of requirements engineering practice for product lines, and finally, some research topics are addressed.


Date: 2006-Apr-27     Time: 17:30:00     Room: 336

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