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Stakeholder-Centric Assessment of Product Family Architecture

Practical Guidelines for Information System Interoperability and Extensibility
  • Tom Dolan
  • Ruud Weterings
  • J. C. Wortmann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1951)

Abstract

This paper presents a method for software product family teams to assess their family architecture with respect to family-relevant system-qualities. The method extends current architecture assessment practice through its explicit orientation to family-issues; its emphasis on those family-stakeholders neglected by conventional development methods; and its focus on providing practical “how-to” guidelines and mechanisms to enable method-users to successfully complete the required activities. Initial design and implementation of the method addresses the important system-qualities of interoperability and extensibility. The paper has a practical orientation, and concentrates on illustrating research results using industry-based examples from case-studies where the method was applied in the ongoing architecture development of commercial medical information system product families.

Keywords

Software Architecture Product Family Architecture Initiative Family Development PACS System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Dolan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ruud Weterings
    • 1
  • J. C. Wortmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Philips Medical Systems Nederland BVBestThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department Information and TechnologyTechnical UniversityEindhovenThe Netherlands

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