Generating feature model from creative requirements using model driven design

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Software Product Lines (SPL) have largely been taken on board by industry. Several reports from large companies such as Bosch, Nokia, Philips and Siemens witness gains and benefits achieved with their use, especially with respect to the reduction on time to market. In SPL development, domain analysis plays a central role where the relevant features are identified. Feature-Oriented Domain Analysis is a method which uses a feature model to specify variabilities and commonalities of an SPL. However, activities related to the Domain Analysis process (managing commonalities and variabilities, with users visibility and relevant stakeholders) in most cases, do not seem to be a simple and easy activity, since to represent these analyzes in modelling domain tools with a certain degree of formality, requires a technical knowledge that domain experts do not always have it prior to use. But creative requirements techniques have been suggested to facilitate the elicitation activity by filling the gap the communications problems between domain experts and software engineers, making the domain analysis more agile. Thus, to improve the domain analysis process, this paper seeks to set out the use of a creative and agile technique for modelling requirements by means of mind maps for cognitive and effective support when building feature models.
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Title of host publicationFirst International Workshop on Requirements Engineering Practices on Software Product Line Engineering (REPOS 2012)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event16th International Software Product Line Conference, SPLC '12 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …


Conference16th International Software Product Line Conference, SPLC '12
Period1/01/12 → …

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