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Software Architecture-Centric Methods and Agile Development
March/April 2006 (vol. 23 no. 2)
pp. 47-53
Robert L. Nord, Software Engineering Institute
James E. Tomayko, Software Engineering Institute
Including architecture-centric design and analysis methods in the Extreme Programming framework can help software developers address quality attributes in an explicit, methodical, engineering-principled way. Properly managed, architecture-centric methods can be a cost-effective addition to the software development process and will increase system and product quality.

This article is part of a focus section on software architecture.

Index Terms:
software architecture, architecture-centric methods, quality attributes, agile software development, Extreme Programming, XP
Citation:
Robert L. Nord, James E. Tomayko, "Software Architecture-Centric Methods and Agile Development," IEEE Software, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 47-53, March-April 2006, doi:10.1109/MS.2006.54
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