An international leader in the aerospace / defense industry. Project based on cartography for military usage.
A vast variety of applications: mission preparation, mission operation, with little reuse from project to project. A strong need to slash down NRC (Non-Recurring Costs) in order to remain in the market.
The question asked to CESAMES: Assess the technical & business feasibility of a software flexible architecture on the defined scope.
Here are the 4 main phases that we followed:
Identification of a 150% Product Breakdown structure (S/W and H/W), and reuse maximization,
Identification of standard S/W factory and project organization,
Standardization & modularization of architecture: standardized interfaces, wrappers to avoid variability propagation through product line,
Market segmentation & Business case to assess business relevancy.
150% Logical architecture
- Strong increase of modules reuse:
|Modules Variability||Project example|
|w/o product line||w/ product line|
- Strong reduction of NRC:
|With 50% off-the-shelf modules||With 100% off-the-shelf modules|
|NRC on a key project||– 30%||– 60%|
- Reduction from 3 weeks to 2 days of demonstration lead time.