Relating System Quality and Software Architecture - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124170094, 9780124171688

Relating System Quality and Software Architecture

1st Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780124171688
Paperback ISBN: 9780124170094
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 25th July 2014
Page Count: 420
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System Quality and Software 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 management 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 management 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 patterns 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.

Key Features

  • Explains how design 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.


Software engineers, researchers and graduate students of software engineering and software architectures interested in current and emerging trends in relating system quality attributes to software architectures.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Editors
  • List of Contributors
  • Foreword by Bill Curtis: Managing Systems Qualities through Architecture
    • About the Author
  • Foreword by Richard Mark Soley: Software Quality Is Still a Problem
    • Quality Testing in Software
    • Enter Automated Quality Testing
    • Whither Automatic Software Quality Evaluation?
    • Architecture Intertwined with Quality
    • About the Author
  • Preface
    • Part 1: Human-centric Evaluation for System Qualities and Software Architecture
    • Part 2: Analysis, Monitoring, and Control of Software Architecture for System Qualities
    • Part 3: Domain-specific Software Architecture and Software Qualities
  • Chapter 1: Relating System Quality and Software Architecture: Foundations and Approaches
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
  • Part I: Human-Centric Evaluation for Systems Qualities and Software Architecture
    • Chapter 2: Exploring How the Attribute Driven Design Method Is Perceived
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
    • Chapter 3: Harmonizing the Quality View of Stakeholders
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgment
      • Introduction
    • Chapter 4: Optimizing Functional and Quality Requirements According to Stakeholders’ Goals
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgment
      • Introduction
  • Part II: Analysis, Monitoring, and Control of Software Architecture for System Qualities
    • Chapter 5: HASARD: A Model-Based Method for Quality Analysis of Software Architecture
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgments
      • Introduction
    • Chapter 6: Lightweight Evaluation of Software Architecture Decisions
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgments
      • Introduction
    • Chapter 7: A Rule-Based Approach to Architecture Conformance Checking as a Quality Management Measure
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
    • Chapter 8: Dashboards for Continuous Monitoring of Quality for Software Product under Development
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
  • Part III: Domain-Specific Software Architecture and Software Qualities
    • Chapter 9: Achieving Quality in Customer-Configurable Products
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
    • Chapter 10: Archample—Architectural Analysis Approach for Multiple Product Line Engineering
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgments
      • Introduction
    • Chapter 11: Quality Attributes in Medical Planning and Simulation Systems
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
    • Chapter 12: Addressing Usability Requirements in Mobile Software Development
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
    • Chapter 13: Understanding Quality Requirements Engineering in Contract-Based Projects from the Perspective of Software Architects: An Exploratory Study
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgments
      • Introduction
  • Glossary
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index


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"This book provides insights on exploring, navigating, pursuing, and learning from bad and good architectures, while looking for best practices for researchers and practitioners…Quality, one of the very important success factors of any software engineering project, is well articulated." --Computing Reviews

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