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Agile Software Architecture

Aligning Agile Processes and Software Architectures

Agile software development approaches have had significant impact on industrial software development practices. Today, agile software development has penetrated to most IT companies across the globe, with an intention to increase quality, productivity, and profitability. Comprehensive knowledge is needed to understand the architectural challenges involved in adopting and using agile approaches and industrial practices to deal with the development of large, architecturally challenging systems in an agile way.

Agile Software Architecture focuses on gaps in the requirements of applying architecture-centric approaches and principles of agile software development and demystifies the agile architecture paradox. Readers will learn how agile and architectural cultures can co-exist and support each other according to the context. Moreover, this book will also provide useful leads for future research in architecture and agile to bridge such gaps by developing appropriate approaches that incorporate architecturally sound practices in agile methods.


researchers, practitioners, and graduate students of software engineering and software architectures, people working in architecturally sensitive industries (e.g. safety critical systems) and industries migrating to agile

Paperback, 432 Pages

Published: December 2013

Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 978-0-12-407772-0


  • "Project managers, product owners, and software architects will benefit from reading this book. They will be able to check what is the state of the art and how to apply specific techniques to their own projects given different dimensions, domains, and scopes. ", August 6 2014


  • Agile Software Architecture

    Foreword 1

    Foreword 2



    Chapter 1: Introduction to ASA

    ASA: The State-of-the-Art
    ASA: Industrial/commercial perspective
    ASA: Current Challenges and Future Directions

    Part I: Fundamentals of Agile Architecting

    Chapter 2: The DCI Paradigm: Beyond Class-Oriented Architecture to Object Orientation

    Chapter 3: Refactoring software architecture

    Chapter 4: Architecture Decisions: Who, How and When?

    Part II: Managing Software Architecture in Agile Projects

    Chapter 5: Combining agile development and variability handling to achieve adaptable software architectures

    Chapter 6: Agile software architecture knowledge management

    Chapter 7: Continuous software architecture analysis
    Chapter 8: Bridging user stories and software architectures: a guidance support for agile architecting

    Part III: Agile Architecting in Specific Domains

    Chapter 9: Architecture-centric testing for security: An agile perspective

    Chapter 10: Multi-tenancy multi-target architectures: Extending multi-tenancy architectures for agile deployment and development

    Part IV: Industrial Viewpoints on Agile Architecting

    Chapter 11: Bursting the Agile Bubble Anti-Pattern

    Chapter 12: Building a Platform for Innovation: Architecture and Agile as Key Enablers

    Chapter 13: Opportunities, threats and limitations of emergent architecture

    Chapter 14: Aviva GI: Architecture as a Key Driver for Agile Success


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