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- Software product line has been recognised as an important paradigm for software systems engineering. In the last years, a large number of methodologies and approaches have been proposed to support the development of software systems based on product line development. However, its context leads difficulties to software product line engineering in practical. It has been quested whether software product line-based approach is more productive and flexible than traditional software development model i.e. waterfall model. This research thus examines the qualitative and quantitative aspects of software development which applies software product line and waterfall. The paper presents the study on empirical projects based on software product line and waterfall processes. In particular, we conducted the survey and interview to capture the satisfaction of stakeholders and measured the effort spent during software development and maintenance.
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