Discussion Report “Business” Session
The “Business” session of the workshop covers the basic question to be answered when a product line approach is adapted by an organisation:
Is it worth the effort? Will the product line approach really deliver the expected benefits?
What will the assets for reuse be so that these benefits can be achieved?
Two presentations showed two complementary methods to answer these questions. The first shows a fast, simple method to determine the potential of a product-line approach, which helps to achieve a fast decision, whether to apply this approach for a certain set of products. The second shows a detailed method, which determines the scope of a product line, and the benefit, which can be achieved by adopting the product-line approach. A tool is presented which helps in determining the scope of the product line.