Modularizing Product Architectures Using Dendrograms

  title={Modularizing Product Architectures Using Dendrograms},
  author={Katja H{\"o}ltt{\"a} and Victor Tang and Warren P. Seering},
Finding common modules across products for platforming a product family or to find a common module for joint development with a partner can be challenging. At the moment there are no repeatable methods for grouping functions into modules and for choosing from different module candidates to form a good platform. We have developed a five-step algorithm that accomplishes this task of grouping by creating a dendrogram. The algorithm is based on a metric, distance function, which we define in the… CONTINUE READING


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