Natures and Perspectives
By: John D. McGregor
The nature of core asset building in a software product line organization spans the extremes reflected in the pure proactive and reactive approaches to asset base development with a contiuum of intermediate flavors available. The proactive approach builds a complete, or nearly complete, set of assets prior to the majority of product development. The reactive approach builds assets, or modifies existing assets, just in time for use in a product.