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The architectural change process

Nedstam, Josef LU ; Karlsson, Even-André LU and Höst, Martin LU (2004) 2004 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering In 2004 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering p.27-36
Abstract
Software architecture is recognized as a critical factor for successful products, but few have studied how organizations decide on architectural changes. In this paper we study the topic through several case studies. The changes are in all cases changes to the quality attributes of the system, and follow the same general process. We find that architectural changes have aspects of both functional and organizational changes. An architectural change does not only need to be technically sound, but it also needs to be anchored firmly in the organization. This paper describes the general architectural change process, and gives both architects and managers guidelines to balance short-term project goals and long-term organizational goals within... (More)
Software architecture is recognized as a critical factor for successful products, but few have studied how organizations decide on architectural changes. In this paper we study the topic through several case studies. The changes are in all cases changes to the quality attributes of the system, and follow the same general process. We find that architectural changes have aspects of both functional and organizational changes. An architectural change does not only need to be technically sound, but it also needs to be anchored firmly in the organization. This paper describes the general architectural change process, and gives both architects and managers guidelines to balance short-term project goals and long-term organizational goals within this process (Less)
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architectural change process, software architecture, quality attributes, organizational changes, functional changes
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2004 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering
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27 - 36
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IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
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2004 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering
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  • WOS:000223848800004
  • Scopus:11244261303
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0-7695-2165-7
DOI
10.1109/ISESE.2004.1334891
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English
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  author       = {Nedstam, Josef and Karlsson, Even-André and Höst, Martin},
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  series       = {2004 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering},
  title        = {The architectural change process},
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  year         = {2004},
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