Architectural tactics addressing quality concerns in complex system architecture

Shamsnaz Virani, Raghvinder Sangwan

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Abstract

Managing complex multidisciplinary engineering project is a key challenge faced by the 21st century engineering manager. To manage the structural complexity they often rely on system architecture; these systems architectures are often focused on the functional aspects of systems and are constructed using heuristics. Modeling based systems engineering (MBSE) provides a methodology to use models for constructing systems engineering artifacts and supports traceability. Also with the advent of SysML, more and more architectural representations are inspired by object oriented design borrowed from software engineering. Software engineers however use object oriented design patterns to address design concerns and not so much architectural concerns. Typically, software architecture development involves rigorous application of attribute driven design (ADD). ADD uses system specific prioritized list of quality attributes, defines quality scenarios, associates architectural tactics and builds the architecture around those quality attributes. In this paper we introduce a case study that demonstrates the application of ADD on a complex system engineering project and present the resulting architectural artifacts. Copyright, American Society for Engineering Management, 2012.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2012, ASEM 2012 - Agile Management
Subtitle of host publicationEmbracing Change and Uncertainty in Engineering Management
Pages841-846
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2012, ASEM 2012 - Agile Management: Embracing Change and Uncertainty in Engineering Management - Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Duration: Oct 17 2012Oct 20 2012

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2012, ASEM 2012 - Agile Management: Embracing Change and Uncertainty in Engineering Management

Other

Other33rd Annual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2012, ASEM 2012 - Agile Management: Embracing Change and Uncertainty in Engineering Management
CountryUnited States
CityVirginia Beach, VA
Period10/17/1210/20/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management

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    Virani, S., & Sangwan, R. (2012). Architectural tactics addressing quality concerns in complex system architecture. In Annual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2012, ASEM 2012 - Agile Management: Embracing Change and Uncertainty in Engineering Management (pp. 841-846). (Annual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2012, ASEM 2012 - Agile Management: Embracing Change and Uncertainty in Engineering Management).