Solving Business Problems with Model Driven Architecture
- Michael Guttman, Voyant Group, West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
- John Parodi, Independent Consultant, Epsom, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Model Driven Architecture (MDA) is a new approach to software development that helps companies manage large, complex software projects and save development costs while allowing new technologies that come along to be readily incorporated. Although it is based on many long-standing industry precepts and best practices, such as UML, it is enough of a departure from traditional IT approaches to require some "proof of the pudding." Real-Life MDA is composed of six case studies of real companies using MDA that will furnish that proof. The authors' approach MDA projects by describing all aspects of the project from the viewpoint of the end-usersfrom the reason for choosing an MDA approach to the results and benefits. The case studies are preceded by an introductory chapter and are followed by a wrap-up chapter summarizing lessons learned.
The audience is technically conversant but not technically expert, including: CTO's, CIO's, & VP's of engineering, technical managers; and those that have to convince the aforementioned to try new things: software development managers, software architects, and software developers.