Posts by ahubaux

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What Is Your Product Change Worth?

Do you struggle to derive value from the business case of product changes? Many organizations do. Teams eager to fix issues or develop new products often perceive business cases as red tape. Rarely does product management provide the motivation to […]

Should Variant Management be a Core Business Process?

This postĀ appeared in the CMII newsletter of April/May 2017 Do you struggle to meet a demand for broader product portfolio while reducing operating expenses? Many organizations do [1]. Over the past century, demand looped from high variety and low volume, […]

Foundations of Variability Management

To satisfy the growing demand for customised solutions, companies struggle to balance flexible system engineering with short lead time and profitability. This struggle has driven the development of variability management (VM) techniques. VM aims to combine the scale economies of […]

An Introduction To Conflict Resolution with Range Fixes in Software Configuration

To prevent ill-formed configurations, highly configurable software often allows to define constraints over the available options. As these constraints can be complex, fixing errors introduced during configuration can be challenging. Although several fix-generation approaches exist, their applicability is limited because […]

Software and Product Configuration: One Wheel Is Enough!

For more than 30 years, knowledge-based product configuration systems have been successfully applied in many industrial domains. Correspondingly, a large number of advanced techniques and algorithms have been developed in academia and industry to support different aspects of configuration reasoning. […]

CONF&Ti at a Glance

Different playground this time! This was my first presentation of our spin-off project CONF&Ti to a jury of business angels, coaches, and CEOs. To up the ante, the background, challenges, solutions and perspective had to be covered in 7 mins. […]

A User Survey of Configuration Challenges in Linux and eCos

Presenting empirical results is very often harder than it seems. You have to satisfy those picky about the research method and those who care only about the results. In this presentation, the challenge was to squeeze everything in 15 minutes […]