Architecture-centric design method
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The key goals of ACDM are to help software development teams:
- Get the information from stakeholders needed to define the architecture as early as possible.
- Create, refine, and update the architecture in an iterative way throughout the lifecycle whether the lifecycle is waterfall or iterative.
- Validate that the architecture will meet the expectations once implemented.
- Define meaningful roles for team members to guide their efforts.
- Create better estimates and schedules based on the architectural blueprint.
- Provide insight into project performance.
- Establish a lightweight, scalable, tailorable, repeatable process framework.
Stage 1: Discover Architectural Drivers
Stage 2: Establish Project Scope
Stage 3: Create/Refine Architecture
Stage 4: Architecture Review
Stage 5: Production Go/No-Go
Stage 6: Experimentation
Stage 7: Production Planning
Stage 8: Production
- Lattanze, Anthony J. (2009). Architecting Software Intensive Systems: A Practitioners Guide. Software Engineering. CRC Press. ISBN 978-1-4200-4569-7.
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