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Evaluation of Design Options in Embedded Automotive Product Lines
Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik.
Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-3986-1196
2010 (Engelska)Ingår i: Applied Software Product Line Engineering / [ed] Kyo C. Kang, Vijayan Sugumaran, Sooyong Park (Editor), Boca Raton: Auerbach Publications , 2010, s. 477-496Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

This chapter discusses how to deal with scenarios as previous presented by putting a value on flexibility in the system solution. Thereby, it becomes clearer when to focus on short-term solutions and when to keep the long-term evolution of a product line in mind. The approach taken is to evaluate flexibility using a concept called Real Options. The method is motivated and described by using as an example an industrial area where very complex product lines occur, namely automotive embedded systems. To improve the usability of the method, a structured evaluation process is defined to aid practitioners such as developers and architects. The evaluation process provides a way of valuing system designs and enables the practitioner to think about the future in a systematic manner. The value of a flexible design can thereby be quantified, and the proposed process shows how it can be accepted by practitioners within the automotive industry.

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Boca Raton: Auerbach Publications , 2010. s. 477-496
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-9099ISBN: 9781420068412 (tryckt)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-9099DiVA, id: diva2:301672
Tillgänglig från: 2010-03-03 Skapad: 2010-03-03 Senast uppdaterad: 2013-12-03Bibliografiskt granskad
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1. Lean Thinking Applied to System Architecting
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Lean Thinking Applied to System Architecting
2011 (Engelska)Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

Software intensive systems are an increasing part of new products, which make the business impact significant. This is especially true for the automotive industry where a very large part of new innovations are realized through the use of software. The architecture of the software intensive system will enable value creation when working properly or, in the worst case, prevent value creation.

 Lean thinking is about focusing on the increase of customer value and on the people who add value. This thesis investigates how system architecting is performed in industry and how it can be improved by the use of Lean thinking. The architecting process does not create immediate value to the end customer, but rather create the architecture on which value in terms of product features and functionality can be developed. A Lean tool used to improve the value creation within a process is Value Stream Mapping (VSM). We present a method based on VSM which is adapted to enable analysis of the architecting process in order to identify improvements.

 A study of architecting at two companies shows what effect differences such as a strong line organization or a strong project organization has on the architecting process. It also shows what consequence technical choices and business strategy have on the architecting process. In order to improve the understanding of how architecting is performed a study including architects at six different internationally well-known companies have been interviewed. The study presents the practices that are found most successful. The context of the different companies as well as the architecting practices are compared and analyzed.

 The early design decisions made when developing software-intensive systems are crucial to the outcome of development projects. In order to improve the decision making process a method was developed based on Real Options. The method improves the customer focus of critical design decision by taking the value of flexibility into account.

 This thesis provides a toolbox of knowledge on how Lean thinking can be applied to system architecting and also presents how architecting is performed in industry today.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Västerås: Mälardalen University, 2011. s. 56
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Mälardalen University Press Dissertations, ISSN 1651-4238 ; 95
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datavetenskap
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urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-11717 (URN)978-91-7485-003-1 (ISBN)
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2011-03-18, Beta, Mälardalen University, Västerås, 14:00 (Engelska)
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Tillgänglig från: 2011-02-04 Skapad: 2011-02-03 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-01-12Bibliografiskt granskad

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