RT Journal Article
JF Software Product Line Conference, International
YR 2008
VO 00
IS
SP 235
TI Evaluating Flexibility in Embedded Automotive Product Lines Using Real Options
A1 H?kan Gustavsson,
A1 Jakob Axelsson,
K1 Real Options
K1 architecture
K1 automotive case study
K1 sytem development
K1 Evaluation process
AB Embedded automotive architectures and software need to support a large number of vehicle product lines over many years of production. This leads to a complexity and many uncertain factors when developing such systems and a need for support in the design process. An evaluation method using Real Options provides the opportunity to analyze the cost of designing for flexibility to cope with a future growth of a product line, based on the estimated value of the future functionality. In this paper Real Options is applied on a case within the automotive industry. To improve the usability an evaluation process is defined to aid engineers. This process provides a way of valuing system designs and enables the engineer to think about the future in a systematic manor. The value of a flexible design can thereby be quantified and the proposed process shows how it can be accepted by practitioners.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN
LA English
DO 10.1109/SPLC.2008.9
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/SPLC.2008.9