Towards an Architectural Framework for Agile Software Development

R. Mordinyi, E. Kühn, A. Schatten:
"Towards an Architectural Framework for Agile Software Development";
Vortrag: International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems (ECBS'10), Oxford; 22.03.2010 - 26.03.2010; in:"2010 17th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on Engineering of Computer-Based Systems", (2010), ISBN: 978-0-7695-4005-4; S. 276 - 280.

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Abstract:


One of the ideas of agile software development
is to respond to changes rather than following a plan. Constantly
changing businesses result in changing requirements,
to be handled in the development process. Therefore, it is
essential that the underlying software architecture is capable
of managing agile business processes. However, criticism on
agile software development states that it fails to pay attention
to architectural and design issues and therefore is bound to
engender suboptimal design-decisions.
In this paper we propose an architectural framework for
agile software development, that by explicitly separating computational,
coordinational, and communicational models offers
a high degree of flexibility regarding architectural and design
changes introduced by agile business processes. The framework
strength is facilitated by combining the characteristics and
properties of state-of-the-art middleware architectural styles
captured in a simple API.
The benefit of our approach is a clear architectural design
with minimized effects of changes the models have on each
other, accompanied by an efficient realization of new business
requirements.