Organisation Matters: How the Organisation of Software Development Influences the Development of Product Line Architecture

H. Unphon and Y. Dittrich (Denmark)


Product line architecture, software development organisation


Our work aims at understanding the design rationale for product line architecture by focusing on the design of common data access modules for complex simulation software products. This paper presents empirical evidence of organisational and business domain aspects that influence the development of product line architecture. We suggest that the assessment of use-situation and his tory of organisational structure should be considered when creating product line architectures, especially for products that are tailored and used interactively.

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