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Author Knodel, Jens, author

Title Pragmatic evaluation of software architectures / Jens Knodel, Matthias Naab
Published Switzerland : Springer, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 154 pages) : illustrations
Series The Fraunhofer IESE series on software and systems engineering, 2193-8199
Fraunhofer IESE series on software and systems engineering.
Contents Foreword -- Preface -- Table of Questions about Architecture Evaluation -- Table of Frequent Mistakes and Lessons Learned in Architecture Evaluation -- PART I -- What is the Point of Architecture Evaluation? -- PART II -- How to Evaluate Architectures Effectively and Efficiently? -- PART III -- How to Apply Architecture Evaluation in Practice? -- Bibliography
Summary Thorough and continuous architecting is the key to overall success in software engineering, and architecture evaluation is a crucial part of it. This book presents a pragmatic architecture evaluation approach and insights gained from its application in more than 75 projects with industrial customers in the past decade. It presents context factors, empirical data, and example cases, as well as lessons learned on mitigating the risk of change through architecture evaluation. By providing comprehensive answers to more than 100 typical questions and discussing more than 60 frequent mistakes and lessons learned, the book allows readers to not only learn how to conduct architecture evaluations and interpret its results, but also to become aware of risks such as false conclusions, manipulating data, and unsound lines of argument. It equips readers to become confident in assessing quantitative measurement results and recognize when it is better to rely on qualitative expertise. The target readership includes both practitioners and researchers. By demonstrating its impact and providing clear guidelines, data, and examples, it encourages practitioners to conduct architecture evaluations. At the same time, it offers researchers insights into industrial architecture evaluations, which serve as the basis for guiding research in this area and will inspire future research directions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 21, 2016)
Subject Software architecture -- Evaluation.
Form Electronic book
Author Naab, Matthias, author
ISBN 9783319341774 (electronic bk.)
3319341774 (electronic bk.)