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Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and the Unified Process, Second Edition by Craig Larman

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32.7. Architectural Analysis within the UP

Caution: Waterfall Architectural Analysis

Architectural analysis methods and books often implicitly encourage waterfall-style extensive architectural design decisions before implementation. In iterative development and UP, apply these ideas in the context of small steps, feedback, and adaptation, rather than attempting to fully resolve the architecture before programming. Tackle implementation of the riskiest or most difficult solutions in early iterations, and adjust the architectural solutions based on feedback and growing insight.

Architectural Information in the UP Artifacts

  • The architectural factors (for example, in a factor table) are recorded in the Supplementary Specification.

  • The architectural ...

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