Relating System Quality and Software Architecture

Book Description

System Quality and Architecture collects state-of-the-art knowledge on how to intertwine software quality requirements with software architecture and how quality attributes are exhibited by the architecture of the system. Contributions from leading researchers and industry evangelists detail the techniques required to achieve quality in software architecting, and the best way to apply these techniques effectively in various application domains (especially in cloud, mobile and ultra-large-scale/internet-scale architecture) Taken together, these approaches show how to assess the value of total quality in a software development process, with an emphasis on architecture.

The book explains how to improve system quality with focus on attributes such as usability, maintainability, flexibility, reliability, reusability, agility, interoperability, performance, and more. It discusses the importance of clear requirements, describes and tradeoffs that can influence quality, and metrics for quality assessment and overall system analysis. The last section of the book leverages practical experience and evidence to look ahead at the challenges faced by organizations in capturing and realizing quality requirements, and explores the basis of future work in this area.

  • Explains how decisions and method selection influence overall system quality, and lessons learned from theories and frameworks on architectural quality
  • Shows how to align enterprise, system, and software architecture for total quality
  • Includes case studies, experiments, empirical validation, and systematic comparisons with other approaches already in practice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Relating System Quality and Software Architecture
Chapter 2. Exploring How the Attribute Driven Design Method Is Perceived
Chapter 3. Harmonizing the Quality View of Stakeholders
Chapter 4. Optimizing Functional and Quality Requirements According to Stakeholders Goals
Chapter 5. HASARD: A Model-Based Method for Quality Analysis of Software Architecture
Chapter 6. Lightweight Evaluation of Software Architecture Decisions
Chapter 7. A Rule-Based Approach to Architecture Conformance Checking as a Quality Management Measure
Chapter 8. Dashboards for Continuous Monitoring of Quality for Software Product under Development
Chapter 9. Achieving Quality in Customer-Configurable Products
Chapter 10. Archample-Architectural Analysis Approach for Multiple Product Line Engineering
Chapter 11. Quality Attributes in Planning and Simulation
Chapter 12. Addressing Usability Requirements in Mobile Software Development
Chapter 13. Understanding Quality Requirements Engineering in Contract-Based Projects from the Perspective of Software Ar...

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