Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

Building a Business Case

Software Product Line Practice Framework GraphicBefore an organization undertakes a software product line approach, it should understand what it wishes to gain from doing so and what the costs will be. A business case can help define and underscore the goals for the effort. We are helping organizations create business cases for software product lines.

See our Case Studies for more examples illustrating the business case for using software product lines.

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Business Case Development

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Product Lines Training and Publications



Further Reading

Calculating ROI for Software Product Lines
G. Böckle, P. Clements, J. D. McGregor, D. Muthig, & K. Schmid

Case Study: Building and Communicating a Business Case for a DoD Product Line
Sholom Cohen

Control Channel Toolkit: A Software Product Line Case Study
Paul Clements, Sholom Cohen, Patrick Donohoe, & Linda Northrop

Predicting When Product Line Investment Pays
Sholom Cohen

Product Line State of the Practice Report
Sholom Cohen

Successful Product Line Development and Sustainment: A DoD Case Study
Sholom Cohen, Ed Dunn, & Albert Soule