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Software Architecture in Practice, Second Edition by Paul Clements, Len Bass, Rick Kazman

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Chapter 7. Designing the Architecture

with Felix Bachmann

We have observed two traits common to virtually all of the successful object-oriented systems we have encountered, and noticeably absent from the ones that we count as failures: the existence of a strong architectural vision and the application of a well-managed iterative and incremental development cycle.

—Grady Booch [Stikeleather 96]

Up to this point, we have laid the foundations for creating an architecture by presenting a broad set of basic concepts and principles, principally the business aspects of architecture (Chapter 1), architectural views and structures (Chapter 2), quality attributes (Chapter 4), and architectural tactics and patterns for achieving them (Chapter 5

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