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Learning from Failure, Part 2: Featuritis, Performitis, and Other Diseases
January/February 2010 (vol. 27 no. 1)
pp. 10-11
Frank Buschmann, Siemens Corporate Technology
It's the architect's responsibility to ensure that a software system delivers the right functionality with the right operational and developmental qualities. Balancing the two aspects is challenging. When architects have a dominating preference for functional coverage or an excessive bias towards performance tuning and adding variability points, projects rarely have a chance to succeed on time and budget.

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Index Terms:
performance, flexibility, feature coverage, walking skeletons, architecture quality
Citation:
Frank Buschmann, "Learning from Failure, Part 2: Featuritis, Performitis, and Other Diseases," IEEE Software, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 10-11, Jan.-Feb. 2010, doi:10.1109/MS.2010.14
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