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

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Part Three: Architecture in the Life Cycle

Part I of this book introduced architecture and the various contextual lenses through which it could be viewed. To recap from Chapter 3, those contexts include the following:

Technical. What technical role does the software architecture play in the system or systems of which it’s a part? Part of the answer to this is what Part II of our book is about and the rest is included in Part IV. Part II describes how decisions are made, and Part IV describes the environment that determines whether the results of the decisions satisfy the needs of the organization.

Project life cycle. How does a software architecture relate to the other phases of a software development life cycle? The answer to this is what ...

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