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1 DYA|Software, Architecture for mission-critical applications Robert Deckers Xootic v

2 2 Architecture “approaches/techniques” Components Interface specifications view RUP Design by contract Object oriented Model driven Zachmann framework Togaf Use case driven Aspect oriented UML++ Performance budgets Software product family Service oriented What to do?

3 3 Good architecture is… Technology independent Homogeneous components Cost aware Reliable systems Maitainable systems Modular Flexible Fast systems reusable Enlarge profit Simple Service oriented Future proof User firendly systems predictable projects not always Situation dependent

4 4 System Architectuur Correct, Consistent, Communicated t ROI Project Software engineer Tester Art functionaliteit Correct : it fits the environment Communicated : everyone knows what he should know Government End user Business manager HRM Program manager Network mgt Component builder Application mgt Consistent : its well engineered Good Architecture takes care of:  Control of architecture activitities  Assessable architecture  Good system

5 5 Good architecture is correct The architecture is based on validated statements about the environent and the stakeholder concerns in particular. Concerns are prioritized. The architecture forms the right balance between the concerns. Achieved by: Consciously balanced concenrs Enough environment analysis Validated environment information “The system fits its environment”

6 6 Good architecture is consistent The architecture forms a whole. Architecture statements do not conflict with eachother and in relation to the environment. The system can become reality with the architecture. Achieved by: Consciously managed Demonstrable realizable Verification on contradictions “The system is well constructed”

7 7 Goede architecture is communicated The stakeholders know their relation with the architecture and what is expected from them. The stakeholders understand how their concenrs are covered in the architecture. A communicated architecture starts with a communicatable architecture description Achieved by: Consciously executed Embedded in the organization Translatable into actions “Everyone knows what he should know.“

8 8 The way to good architecture Master and manage architecture Balanced decisions Guarantee commonality and facilitate variation Do! T Customer need Application Software system Realization Construction Technology Realization process / organization Bedrijfs- functie ProcesInfrastructuur Medewerker Organisatie Dataobject Bedrijfsobject Applicatie Comp 1 Comp 2 Comp 3 Comp 4 App comp 1 App comp 5 App comp 4 Centrale component Correct Consistent Communicated

9 Content DYA|Software Vision Software architecture and software architect Architecture Reasoning Model Family architectures Manage and master Tasks of the architect Good Architecture Organization wide Softwarearchitectuur

10 10 Customer Cliënt Consumer Relation Buyer Software development is a human job

11 11 Definition Software Architecture Based on DYA (architecture guides development) IEEE-1471 (architecture description serves stakeholders) The software architecture of a system is a set of statements that guide the design, realisation and evolution of the software in its environment The statements are a model of: the fundamental structure of the software elements or the relationship between the elements and the environment, principles that guide the creation of the elements

12 12 DYA – Architecture Process ◦www.dya.info

13 13 Working area of the software architect Information analist, Business architect Requirements engineer, \ Programmamanager, Project leader, Development manager Software engineer, designer, Tester, Infrastructure/hardware architect Software architect Planning, Development process, Risks, Expertise/knowledge Business needs, Role in the business proces Functionality, Quality Component, Interface Design pattern, hardware resources

14 14 What architecture does (should do) Offer Solution direction For the most Important properties that are Difficult to realize Main design : functional, technical, approach Architecture principles Business goals - Unique - Right quality Not standard, What went wrong last time? Multiple departments – disciplines - systems

15 15 Manage and master

16 16 T Customer need Application Software system Realization Construction Technology Realization process / organization Different concerns Iterative development Based on open source Phase out old system Service delivered via phone, mail, counter and web Before the competition Build off-shore Complies to standard reliable Components should reusabe Runs on a mobile Fast new procducts Share personnel with other project Green image Specific and prioritized  Focus for architecture decisions Organization alignment

17 17 Different representations Adjust communication to target audience  support in the organization translation into actions by the target audience

18 18 Different solutions buy – make – outsource – cloud - open source agile – waterfall - … Conscious descisions  Architecture realizable traceable

19 19 Architecture Reasoning Model T Realization Construction Technology Realization process organization Customer need Application Approach Function Design Environment Border System programmer hardware architect (technical) designer tester Project leader Program manager Development manager Information analist End user businessarchitect / -manager requirements engineer Environment Border System consistent architecture balanced decisions stakeholders aligned

20 20 Family: applications with the same genes Component 5 App 6 App 7 App 8App 9 App 1 App 5 App 4 App 3 App 2 Family members App 6 App 7 App 2 App 1 Design/realization patterns Use central component Homogeneous landscape  manageable Reuse  faster and better

21 21 Family architecture: set up Family scope − Criteria: business, technology, process − Possible members Ownership Proces from family to member and back − Family requirements/goals − Deploy and learn

22 22 Family architecture: Commonality Fix requirements − Part of project requirements − Acceptance criteria Fix (software)elements − Components − Design patterns − Platform… Fix process/organization − Deliverables and how to’s − People: Roles and knowledge

23 23 Family architecture: variation Software mechanisms: Composition Inheritance Extension Configuration Type instantiation/parametrization Generation

24 24 Tasks of the architect Analyze environment and system Define the architecture Convey the architecture

25 25 Environment analysis Other systems − Part of, consists of, chain, family Developments in the environment Find aspects Select stakeholders − Influence and importance − In time Useful concerns: − goals, tasks, information need Validation

26 26 Define the architecture Balanced decisions Central concepts − Software components − Services − Software as a service − Guidelines − Functions − COTS − Expertise − Aspect orientation Analyse the impact of changes

27 27 Convey the architecture Select viewpoints Plan the communication Embed the architecture in the realization − Publish the top-level concerns Support mgt decision. Mgt must be aware of: − Architecture Follows business goals − Changing an existing architecture is not easy − Aimed to be a benefit − The architect makes the architecture

28 28 For architects (that know dutch)

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