SHARE VS. OWN - Software Reuse using Product Platforms

Paul Abraham, Vishal Sikka, Gordon Simpson

Abstract

SAP is a complex multi-national development organization with a large number of diverse products and changing target markets. Effective allocation of resources is a difficult at the best of times. Of late, the target markets, and supporting technologies, change every couple of years exponentially increasing the complexity, necessitating a way of recalibrating that keeps pace with new realties. SAP, with a mature understanding of functional, software and technical relationships, has adopted a platform approach covering both functional and technology capabilities. However, a variety of factors, many in the management space, prevent that from being effective. This paper will explain why product-line/platform is a better strategy than platform or custom product strategies, in a way that can be understood, proven and adopted by management and developers alike. Specific recommendations of practices for delivering reuse effectively are also provided.

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in Harvard Style

Abraham P., Sikka V. and Simpson G. (2010). SHARE VS. OWN - Software Reuse using Product Platforms . In Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-17-1, pages 245-255. DOI: 10.5220/0003006302450255


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ice-b10,
author={Paul Abraham and Vishal Sikka and Gordon Simpson},
title={SHARE VS. OWN - Software Reuse using Product Platforms },
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={245-255},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003006302450255},
isbn={978-989-8425-17-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2010)
TI - SHARE VS. OWN - Software Reuse using Product Platforms
SN - 978-989-8425-17-1
AU - Abraham P.
AU - Sikka V.
AU - Simpson G.
PY - 2010
SP - 245
EP - 255
DO - 10.5220/0003006302450255