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Architectural design is a crucial first step in developing complex software intensive systems. Early design decisions establish the structures necessary for achieving broad systemic properties. However, today's organizations lack synergy between software their development processes and technological methodologies. Providing a thorough treatment of the latest theory and best practices, Architecting Software Intensive Systems: A Practitioner's Guide explains: * How and when to design architectures * How to weave architecture design processes into existing development processes * What to do with architecture design artifacts once created The first section establishes key concepts in architectural design for software intensive systems, including architectural drivers, structures, and fundamental guidance for architectural design. The book goes on to describe the industry tested Architecture Centric Design Method. Each stage of the method is explained and the book provides all of the supporting templates and checklists. The last section discusses practical matters, including how to adopt disciplined architectural design practices into existing organizational development processes.
With the principled understanding of design provided by this book, architects can temper their visceral instinct to react and be better prepared to address a broader range of design problems regardless of business context or their domain experience.
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Introduction Architecture Defined Architectural Drivers Architectural Structures The Work of an Architect Documenting the Architectural Design The Architecture Centric Design Method ACDM Stage 1: Discovering the Architectural Drivers ACDM Stage 2: Establishing Project Scope ACDM Stage 3: Create/Refine the Architecture ACDM Stage 4: Evaluate the Architecture Design ACDM Stage 5: The Go/No-Go Decision ACDM Stage 6: Experimentation ACDM Stage 7: Production Planning ACDM Stage 8: Production Transitioning Design Practices, Processes, and Methods Barriers to Adoption: Common Anti-practices Other Design Considerations: Legacy, Design by Selection, and Maintenance Using ACDM with Software Development Frameworks
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