Practical Software Architecture
Practical Software Architecture
A Pragmatic way of working for Software Architecture including Decision Making, Design, Traceability and more.
About the Book
Keeping an efficient Software Architecture can save you a lot of time, and also help build the foundations of a successful Software Project. But, how to set up a way of working that is at the same time efficient, easy to implement and compatible with Agile methodologies? That’s what you’ll learn with this book.
Who is this book for?
All kind of Software Architects (Solutions, Enterprise) and Software Developers who are interested in improving their ways of working regarding Architecture: Software Design, Decision Making, Traceability, Efficiency, etc. All in a pragmatic manner.
Especially useful for:
- those who already identified issues due to not having a process at all, following a Fake Agile Architecture or a Heavy and Boring process;
- teams that don't have a good decision-making mechanism;
- software architects starting a project from scratch and
- people having to spend a lot of time in non-productive tasks due to ineffective ways of working with Software.
- Why do you need a Software Process?
- The process stigma: this sounds boring
- Process Outcome: The Architecture Guide
- The Practical Architecture Process Overview
- Block I: Vision and Constraints
- Block II: Architecture Roadmap
- Block III: Decision Making
- Wrapping up
- The Practical Architecture Process
- Why do you need a Software Process?
- The Process Stigma: sounds boring
- What to expect from this book?
2. Process Outcome: The Architecture Guide
- Documentation Platform
- Legacy Documentation
3. The Practical Architecture Process
- Meta: Meetings, Inputs, and Outputs
- Meta: Architecture Journal and Decision Log
- Meta: Audiences
4. Block I: Vision and Constraints
- Meeting: Vision and Constraint Analysis
- Meeting: Agreeing on Principles
5. Block II: Architecture Roadmap
- Meeting: Target Architecture
- Meeting: Short-Term Goals
6. Block III: Decision Making
- Meeting: The Problem Description
- Meeting: Alternative Solutions
- Meeting: Decision Making
7. Wrapping up
- The Process as a Baseline
- Continuous Evolution and Effort
- Print it
- Let me know how it goes
Appendix I: The Practical Architecture Guide
- Table of Contents
- 1. Guide
- 2. Roadmap
- 3. Designs
- 4. Decisions
- 5. Journal
- 6. Modules (or Teams)
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