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

  • Nick Rozanski
  • Eóin Woods

Software Systems Architecture: Working With Stakeholders Using Viewpoints and Perspectives

ISBN-13:  9780321718334

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Software Systems Architecture, Second Edition 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


Whether you are an aspiring or practicing software architect, you will find yourself referring repeatedly to the practical advice in this book throughout the lifecycle of your projects. A supporting Web site containing further information can be found at

Table of contents

  • 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

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