M. Kircher, Ch. Schwanninger, I. Groher: Transitioning to a Software Product Family 
 Approach - Challenges and Best Practices. 10th International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2006), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, August 21-24, 2006, pp. 163-171, IEEE 2006doi:10.1109/SPLINE.2006.1691588.


This paper explains the challenges we experienced when introducing a software product family approach in Siemens business groups. Our vision is a complete and easily accessible cookbook with advice on how to start such an approach. In a first attempt, we identified a collection of more or less successful best practices. On the suggestions and the open questions we are going to present in this paper, we search validation by practitioners in the field.