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Institutionalization of software product line: An empirical investigation of key organizational factors
Journal of Systems and Software (2007)
  • Faheem Ahmed, The University of Western Ontario
  • Luiz Fernando Capretz, The University of Western Ontario
  • Shahbaz A Sheikh, The University of Western Ontario
Abstract

A good fit between the person and the organization is essential in a better organizational performance. This is even more crucial in case of institutionalization of a software product line practice within an organization. Employees’ participation, organizational behavior and management contemplation play a vital role in successfully institutionalizing software product lines in a company. Organizational dimension has been weighted as one of the critical dimensions in software product line theory and practice. A comprehensive empirical investigation to study the impact of some organizational factors on the performance of software product line practice is presented in this work. This is the first study to empirically investigate and demonstrate the relationships between some of the key organizational factors and software product line performance of an organization. The results of this investigation provide empirical evidence and further support the theoretical foundations that in order to institutionalize software product lines within an organization, organizational factors play an important role.

Keywords
  • Software product line,
  • Empirical software engineering,
  • Organizational theory,
  • Organizational management,
  • Organizational behavior
Publication Date
June, 2007
Citation Information
Faheem Ahmed, Luiz Fernando Capretz and Shahbaz A Sheikh. "Institutionalization of software product line: An empirical investigation of key organizational factors" Journal of Systems and Software Vol. 80 Iss. 6 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/luiz_fernando_capretz/3/