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Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture, A by Elias K. Jo, Vikas Sharan, James Linn, Michael E. Stevens, Scott W. Ambler, James McGovern

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Conclusion

There is no magic when it comes to creating software architecture. Software architecture captures what is important about the design and communicates those concepts to the stakeholders on the project. Enterprise architecture is in many ways a product of the combined software architectures of the systems in the organization. Therefore, it is important to get the architecture right. To be credible, the architecture should be thin, approachable, readable, and understandable. With an intense focus on the architecture baseline and a quality attribute-based analysis of the software architecture as it is being built, it is likely that the architecture will suit the needs of the project.

In Chapter 4, we look at software product lines. Software ...

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