Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Muhammad Aamir Faried; Mustafa Ilyas MSE-2010:12, pp. 61. COM/School of Computing, 2010.

The work

Författare / Author: Muhammad Aamir Faried, Mustafa Ilyas,
Titel / Title: A Systematic Way to Develop the Software Architecture based on Architecture Vision
Abstrakt Abstract:

In the software development life cycle, changes are inevitable. Designing the
architecture of the software and writing the source code does not end the software
life cycle. The software system evolves as changes in the environment and
requirements are incorporated in the system. If these changes are not managed
properly, the architecture of the software deteriorates and leads to architecture
erosion. This study is an effort to address the problem of architecture erosion and to
keep the software architecture live and up to date. In this study we propose a
method to minimize or avoid architecture erosion. This method provides a systematic
way to design the architecture of the software system. It is based on the concept of
architecture vision that is the ideal representation of the architecture of the software
in hand. This method treats architecture document and architecture design document
as two completely different documents. Moreover this study presents an effort to
establish a relationship between the implemented architecture of the system, the
architecture design document and an architecture vision. The dynamic validation of
the devised method shows that this method is suitable for medium to large scale
projects that have several releases. All the activities of this method revolve around
the efforts to keep the architecture of the software aligned with an architecture
vision. The iterative nature of the method and synchronization of the implemented
architecture with the architecture vision helps to detect and reduce architecture
erosion. This method does not conflict with or replaces any development or
management process or method (like RUP, agile, water fall etc), but exists parallel to

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Software Engineering

Nyckelord / Keywords: software architecture, architecture erosion, architecture drift, architecture vision.

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Software Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 10/06/2010
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Dr. Mikael Svahnberg
Examinator / Examiner: Tony Gorschek
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: COM/School of Computing

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Anmärkningar / Comments:

0739 229 759 - Aamir
0737 351 062 - Mustafa

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