This website provides an overview and a collection of informational resources regarding the increasingly important field of Systems and Software Product Line Engineering (PLE):
A prerequisite for successful adoption is clear motivation. Many organizations adopt Product Line Engineering (PLE) because they have encountered the “wall” where their engineering capability is swamped by the engineering complexity of their portfolio.
PLE is important because organizations that practice it are experiencing remarkable strategic business and technical benefits. Examples of benefits include faster time to market (up to 10x), reduced cost for building and delivering a product (up to 10x), increased product line scalability (up to 5x), and increased product quality (up to 10x).
Evolving from its early first generation roots, Second Generation PLE (2GPLE) is a first-class engineering practice centered on the creation of a PLE factory. This innovative, yet pragmatic, approach is experiencing mainstream adoption across industry sectors, in organizations from small to some of the largest in the world.