Product Familiy Business Analysis And Definition

abstract The creation and evolution of a product family is based on a business analysis. Such a business analyis is used for the definition of the family: Which products are members of the family, what distribution of features, which performance range?

This article is to be used in the "Family Engineering Handbook", a collective effort of Philips Research employees to consolidate their experiences in family engineering.

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2.1 June 8, 2010 Gerrit Muller
  • replaced lists and tables by figures
2.0 April 12, 2006 Gerrit Muller
  • updated figures
  • extended JoJo description
1.4 March 2, 2005 Gerrit Muller
  • minor spelling improvement
1.3 August 5, 2002 Gerrit Muller
  • minor changes
1.1 September 21, 2001 Gerrit Muller
  • abstract added
1.0 March 31, 2000 Gerrit Muller
  • added section: Roadmapping, Requirements Capturing, Scope Determination and Finalizing the Definition.
  • more consistent terminology in Figure 1, Product Family Reference Architecture
  • updated the "Yoyo" figure
  • added some examples
0 March 27, 2000 Gerrit Muller
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