The Product Line Action Planning Workshop is a natural follow-on to the Product Line Technical Probe. The probe produces a portrayal of the state of an organization's product line practices. The planning workshop helps translate that portrayal into a plan of action. The workshop is a tailored, facilitated work session in which an SEI team works with a customer team, typically over two days, to produce their action plan. While the workshop is an ideal follow-on to a probe, depending on an organization's circumstances, a probe may not always be a prerequisite.
As a result of this workshop, participants will come away with
Successful product line initiation or improvement requires careful planning. Whether your organization is considering a software product line approach or already has started one, you need to answer these questions:
The Product Line Action Planning Workshop helps insure that an organization is able to avoid the expense and frustration of false starts with their product line approach. A good action plan is essential if the organization is to achieve product line success and derive the benefits envisioned in their business goals
This workshop is appropriate for those who are directly responsible for planning and implementing the product line approach. This could include senior software managers, software product line managers, software product or project managers, technical leads, and process action teams.
This workshop is applicable whether an organization:
We have years of experience applying the principles of the Product Line Action Planning Workshop in many contexts. Many of our customers have adopted the process for their own use in planning all sorts of technology and organizational improvement efforts. In this workshop we have tailored our general planning approach specifically to address product line issues.
There can be several versions of the workshop depending on customer needs.
While the exact contents of the basic workshop are tailored to the organization, the workshop generally includes these topics:
SEI staff will work with a customer team to plan and conduct the workshop and any follow-on activities. Contact us using the link in the For more information box at the bottom of this page.