A Technology Roadmap for Software Platform Products

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Abstract

This research project presents the technology roadmap for software product platforms covering all the aspects of software engineering choices including functional features, technology choices, architecture changes, operational requirements and software process improvements. The developed technology roadmap facilitates the decision making on prioritizing the content for the strategic release planning activities. In order to develop the technology roadmap, different research phases have been accomplished, including investigating a wide range of scientific and industry papers, asking platform management & product managers about their needs regarding roadmap, integrating the received information in the roadmap, and undertaking an evaluation process of the developed roadmap and approach.