Transitioning from product line requirements to product line architectures

J Savolainen, I Oliver, M Mannion, Hailang Zuo

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Software product line development is a compromise between customer requirements, existing product line architectural constraints and commercial needs. Managing variability is the key to a successful product line development. Product line models of requirements and features can be constructed that contain variation points. New products can be driven by making requirement selections from a product line model of requirements but as the product line evolves selections are constrained by the design of the existing product line architecture and the cost of making these changes. We present a set of rules that map the selection constraint values of requirements to the selection constraint values of features which in turn map on to the selection constraint values of architectural assets. We illustrate the application of the rules using a worked example.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Software and Applications Conference, 2005. COMPSAC 2005. 29th Annual International
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0769524133
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2005

Publication series

NameIEEE Xplore
ISSN (Print)0730-3157


  • software development management
  • software architecture
  • formal specification
  • management of change


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