A Comparison of Software Product Family Process Frameworks

  • Tuomo Vehkomäki
  • Kari Känsälä
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1951)


A number of product family process frameworks has been published recently. These frameworks focus on different aspects of product family based development. We have investigated a variety of publicly available product family frameworks and chosen four of the variants for maximum coverage of different viewpoints. We first propose a reference product line process framework. With the help of the reference framework, the chosen source frameworks are correlated and compared at the level of individual activities. Both in the reference framework and in the comparison, we stress domain engineering as one of the most essential activities.


Product Family Software Product Line Domain Engineering Process Framework Product Line Engineering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tuomo Vehkomäki
    • 1
  • Kari Känsälä
    • 1
  1. 1.Nokia Research CenterHelsinkiFinland

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