A strategy called Software Product Line Engineering or SPLE is taking in industries where software is an integral part of the product offering. Where it has found a foothold has brought about remarkable results as unparalleled product variation, significant savings in production costs, cut time to market, and massive increases in productivity SPLE. SPLE is the software version of an old manufacturing concept: building a suite of products from common parts assembled under one desi … Read more »

A strategy called Software Product Line Engineering or SPLE is taking in industries where software is an integral part of the product offering. Where it has found a foothold has brought about remarkable results as unparalleled product variation, significant savings in production costs, cut time to market, and massive increases in productivity SPLE. SPLE is the software version of an old manufacturing concept: building a suite of products built from common parts under a common design in a common production facility. The special characteristics of software make a very high profit SPLE proposal. SPLE uses the similarities between the products to achieve economies of scale through the creation of core assets-assets that are used in the product line several products. SPLE takes the differences between the products by explicitly identifying and planning for the variations in product development, behavior and qualities. The management of variant allows the organization to achieve economies of scope and offers the possibility of mass customization, where everyone is treated a niche market. Ensures that core asset developers create effective core assets and product developers build efficient products by. This requires control, coordination and fusion of the purpose of groups that have slightly different inherent goals.
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Paul Clements,
John McGregor
Source: Business Horizons
8 pages.
Release Date: 15, March 2012. Prod #: BH472-PDF-ENG
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