Software Systems Architecture: Working With Stakeholders Using Viewpoints and Perspectives, 2nd edition

Published by Addison-Wesley Professional (October 25, 2011) © 2012

  • Nick Rozanski
  • Eóin Woods



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Software Systems Architecture is a highly regarded, practitioner-oriented guide to designing and implementing effective architectures for information systems. It is both a readily accessible introduction to software architecture and an invaluable handbook of well-established best practices.
With this book you will learn how to
  • Design and communicate an architecture that reflects and balances the different needs of its stakeholders
  • Focus on architecturally significant aspects of design, including frequently overlooked areas such as performance, resilience, and location
  • Use scenarios and patterns to drive the creation and validation of your architecture
  • Document your architecture as a set of related views
Reflecting new standards and developments in the field, this new edition extends and updates much of the content, and
  • Adds a “system context viewpoint” that documents the system’s interactions with its environment
  • Expands the discussion of architectural principles, showing how they can be used to provide traceability and rationale for architectural decisions
  • Explains how agile development and architecture can work together
  • Positions requirements and architecture activities in the project context
  • Presents a new lightweight method for architectural validation
  •  A new System Context Viewpoint, added to the authors' well-received architectural metamodel
  • Expanded discussions of using architectural principles to provide traceability and expose decision-making rationales
  • A discussion of how agile development and architecture can work together
  • Updated, expanded description of enterprise architecture 
  •  Expanded discussion of relationships between requirements and architecture
  • New "Questions for Discussion"
  • Updated bibliography and reading lists
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Software Architecture Concepts
  • Chapter 3: Viewpoints and Views 
  • Chapter 4: Architectural Perspectives
  • Chapter 5: The Role Of The Software Architect
  • Chapter 6: Introduction to the Software Architecture Process
  • Chapter 7: The Architecture Definition Process 
  • Chapter 8: Concerns, Principles, and Decisions 
  • Chapter 9: Identifying and Engaging Stakeholders 
  • Chapter 10: Identifying and Using Scenarios 
  • Chapter 11: Using Styles and Patterns
  • Chapter 12: Producing Architectural Models
  • Chapter 13: Creating the Architectural Description 
  • Chapter 14: Evaluating the Architecture 
  • Chapter 15: Introduction to the Viewpoint Catalog
  • Chapter 16: The Context Viewpoint
  • Chapter 17: The Functional Viewpoint
  • Chapter 18: The Information Viewpoint
  • Chapter 19: The Concurrency Viewpoint
  • Chapter 20: The Development Viewpoint
  • Chapter 21: The Deployment Viewpoint
  • Chapter 22: The Operational Viewpoint
  • Chapter 23: Achieving Consistency Across Views 
  • Chapter 24: Introduction to the Perspective Catalo
  • Chapter 25: The Security Perspective
  • Chapter 26: The Performance and Scalability Perspective
  • Chapter 27: The Availability and Resilience Perspective
  • Chapter 28: The Evolution Perspective
  • Chapter 29: Other Perspectives
  • Chapter 30: Working As A Software Architect
  • Appendix: Other Viewpoint Sets
Nick Rozanski has worked in IT since 1980 for several large and small systems integrators, including Logica, Capgemini, and Sybase, and end user organizations including Marks and Spencer and Barclays Global Investors. He has taken senior roles on a wide range of programs in finance, retail, manufacturing, and government. His technology background includes enterprise application integration, package implementation, relational database, data replication, and object-oriented software development. He is also an experienced technical instructor and certified internal project auditor.

Eoin (pronounced “Owen”) Woods is a lead system architect in the equities technology group of a major European investment bank with architecture and design responsibility for a number of the organization’s key systems. Prior to this, he led the application architecture group at Barclays Global Investors and has worked as a software engineer for Group Bull, Sybase, InterTrust, and Zuhlke, as well as through his own consultancy company, Artechra.

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