Mapping Agility to Automotive Software Product Line Concerns

  • Philipp HohlEmail author
  • Sven Theobald
  • Martin Becker
  • Michael Stupperich
  • Jürgen Münch
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11271)


Context: Software product lines are widely used in automotive embedded software development. This software paradigm improves the quality of software variants by reuse. The combination of agile software development practices with software product lines promises a faster delivery of high quality software. However, the set up of an agile software product line is still challenging, especially in the automotive domain. Goal: This publication aims to evaluate to what extend agility fits to automotive product line engineering. Method: Based on previous work and two workshops, agility is mapped to software product line concerns. Results: This publication presents important principles of software product lines, and examines how agile approaches fit to those principles. Additionally, the principles are related to one of the four major concerns of software product line engineering: Business, Architecture, Process, and Organization. Conclusion: Agile software product line engineering is promising and can add value to existing development approaches. The identified commonalities and hindering factors need to be considered when defining a combined agile product line engineering approach.


Software product line Agile Agility Automotive software development Commonalities Hindering factors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philipp Hohl
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sven Theobald
    • 2
  • Martin Becker
    • 2
  • Michael Stupperich
    • 1
  • Jürgen Münch
    • 3
  1. 1.Daimler AG, Research and DevelopmentUlmGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESEKaiserslauternGermany
  3. 3.Reutlingen UniversityReutlingenGermany

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