This is an introductory course in software product lines. It is designed for software engineers and technical managers who are interested in effective reuse strategies and software engineers and technical managers who are adopting or using a software product line approach.
The course is based on the book Software Product Lines: Practices and Patterns. Completion of this course fulfills a training requirement for four SEI certificate programs: Software Architecture Professional, Software Product Line Professional, Product Line Technical Probe (PLTP) Team Member, and PLTP Leader.
This two-day course introduces the world of software product lines and the basic concepts behind it. The course also provides an overview of the essential technical and management practices needed to succeed with software product lines, as well as case studies, guidelines, and patterns for applying product line techniques.
In particular, the course addresses
- fundamental concepts of software product lines
- the costs and benefits of using a product line approach
- essential product line activities
- software product line practice areas
- software product line practice patterns
- the SEI Product Line Technical Probe (PLTP)
- case studies of organizations that have achieved success with software product lines
- a phased approach for adopting software product lines
Before registering for this course, you must have
- experience in designing and developing software-reliant systems
- some familiarity with modern software engineering concepts and management practices
In addition, we recommend an understanding of basic software architecture concepts. You can gain this understanding by completing the Software Architecture: Principles and Practices course, which is available as instructor-led classroom training and as eLearning.
As a result of attending this course, you will be able to
- explain the essential activities involved in fielding software product lines
- understand the costs and benefits of adopting a product line approach
- apply the software engineering, technical management, and organizational management practices necessary for achieving successful software product lines
- understand product line practice patterns that aid in product line adoption
- apply a product line diagnostic method and an adoption roadmap
- understand how a product line approach can be combined with other technology and business trends
- select the product line practice patterns that best apply to your organization
- form a path to software product line adoption
We deliver Software Product Lines as a classroom, learner-driven, or customer-site course. Through each delivery means, you can expect case studies and hands-on examples. Classroom and onsite participants also engage in group work and have opportunity for ongoing, individualized Q&A with our instructors.
In a classroom course, your classmates will come from a range of government agencies and industry sectors, each one bringing a unique perspective to enhance the learning process. Your registration entitles you to a copy of lecture slides, exercises, and the book Software Product Lines: Practices and Patterns. The two-day classroom version meets from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET) daily.
The eLearning version is a multimedia product that you can fit into your schedule. With this version, you will receive expert instruction in a rich educational experience Your registration for this eLearning version gives you access to the multimedia content for three months. You'll need to purchase the textbook for this version.
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Learn Four Key Areas of Knowledge
1 Software Architecture Fundamentals
2 Design and Analysis Concepts and Methods
3 Architecture Documentation
4 Strategic Reuse
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