Experiences with SAA of Modifiability
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department of Software Engineering and Computer Science2000 (English)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Erfarenheter av modifierbarhets analys av programvaruarkitekturer (Swedish)
Modifiability is an important quality for software systems, because a large part of the costs associated with these systems is spent on modifications. The effort, and therefore cost, that is required for these modifications is largely determined by a system’s software architecture. Analysis of software architectures is therefore an important technique to achieve modifiability and reduce maintenance costs. However, few techniques for software architecture analysis currently exist. Based on our experiences with software architecture analysis of modifiability, we have developed an analysis method consisting of five steps. In this paper we report on our experiences with this method. We illustrate our experiences with examples from two case studies of SAA of modifiability. These case studies concern a system for mobile positioning at Ericsson Software Techology and a system for freight handling at DFDS Fraktarna. Our experiences are related to each step of the analysis process. In addition, we made some observations on SAA of modifiability in general.
Beskriver erfarenheterna från två fall studier.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Blekinge Tekniska Högskola Forskningsrapport, ISSN 1103-1581 ; 10
Software Engineering Computer Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-00164Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfoDCE2CA925E5AB9DFC12568DA0037DEDDOAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-00164DiVA: diva2:837321
submitted for publication at HICSS conference.2012-09-182000-05-092015-06-30Bibliographically approved