Beyond Software Architecture Creating and Sustaining Winning Solutions

ISBN-10: 0201775948
ISBN-13: 9780201775945
Edition: 2003
Authors: Luke Hohmann
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List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 1/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

At last, a book that provides the software engineering community with a clearer understanding of the business value of software architecture. There are currently a significant number of books on creating, documenting, and implementing software architecture, but precious few resources have addressed how to build a software architecture that aligns with a customer's overall business goals. In this new book, Luke Hohmann borrows from his extensive experience managing successful enterprise software projects to provide practical wisdom on creating and sustaining winning software solutions. This book helps technologists grasp the business ramifications of their decisions, and provides business-oriented software professionals (e.g. sales people and marketers) with better knowledge of how robust software can be built and maintained.

Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Software Architecture
Defining Software Architecture
Alternative Thoughts on Software Architecture
Subsystems Are Designed to Manage Dependencies
Subsystems Are Designed According to Human Motivations and Desires
Give in to Great Architectures
Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder!
Why Software Architecture Matters
Longevity
Stability
Degree and Nature of Change
Profitability
Social Structure
Boundaries Defined
Sustainable, Unfair Advantage
Creating an Architecture
Patterns and Architecture
Architectural Evolution and Maturation: Features versus Capabilities
Architectural Care and Feeding
Technological Currency
Technological Debt
Known Bugs
License Compliance
Principles First, Second, and Third
Encapsulation
Interfaces
Loose Coupling
Appropriate Granularity
High Cohesion
Parameterization
Deferral
Creating Architectural Understanding
The Team
Chapter Summary
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Product Development Primer
What Is Product Management?
Why Product Management Matters
Product Development Processes: Creating Release 1.0
Concept Proposal
Product Proposal/Business Plan
Development Plan
Development
Final Quality Assurance
Prelaunch
Launch
It Isn't Like That
It Is a Waterfall Process and Those Don't Work
It Presents All Stages as If They Were of Equal Importance
It Doesn't Detail Any Time
Where Is the Iteration?
It Doesn't Prescribe a Development Process
It Doesn't Identify the Level of Collaboration Between Groups within Stages
The Business Plan
Product Development Processes: Creating Release n.n.n
Augmenting the Product Development Process
Successive Freezing
Change Management Protocols
Recycle Bin
Crucial Product Management Concepts
The Four Ps of Marketing
Total Available Market, Total Addressable Market, and Market Segmentation
The S-Shaped Curve of Adoption
The Whole Product
Technical versus Market Superiority
Position and Positioning
Brand
The Main Message
Chapter Summary
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The Difference between Marketecture and Tarchitecture
Who Is Responsible for What?
Early Forces in Solution Development
Creating Results in the Short Run while Working in the Long Run
Projecting the Future
Harnessing Feedback
Generating Clarity
Working in Unison
Reaching Agreements
Making Data Available
Context Diagrams and Target Products
Chapter Summary
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Business and License Model Symbiosis
Common Software Business Models
Time-Based Access or Usage
Transaction
Metering
Hardware
Services
Revenue Obtained/Costs Saved
Rights Associated with Business Models
Tarchitectural Support for the Business Model
General Issues
Time-Based Access or Usage
Transaction
Metering
Hardware
Enforcing Licensing Models
The Honor System
Home-Grown License Managers
Third-Party or Professional License Managers
The Client
Market Maturity Influences on the Business Model
Choosing a Business Model
Chapter Summary
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Technology In-Licensing
Licensing Risks/Rewards
Contracts--Where the Action Is
Contract Basics
License Terms
When Business Models Collide, Negotiations Ensue
Honoring License Agreements
Managing In-Licensed Technology
Open-Source Licensing
License Fees
Licensing Economics
Chapter Summary
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Portability
The Perceived Advantages of Portability
The Business Case for Portability
Creating Portable Applications
Use an Interpreted Language
Use Standards-Based Persistent Storage
Make Business Logic Portable
Closer to the User Means Less Portability
Use XML for Standardized, Interoperable Communications between Subsystems
Avoid Hiding The Power of a Specific Platform in the Name of Portability
The Matrix of Pain
Remove Configurations
Rank-Order Configurations
Make the Final Cut
Beware the Promises You Make
Chapter Summary
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Deployment Architecture
Deployment Choices
Customer Site
Application Service Provider
Managed Service Provider
Transactional (Web Service)
Customer Influences on Deployment Architectures
Control and Integration
Data Security/Privacy and Peak Loads
Costs and Vendor Confidence
Customer Skills and Experiences and Geographic Distribution
Corporate Influences on Deployment Architecture
Sales Cycle
Infrastructure Investment
Cash Flow
Flexibility
Geographic Distribution
Service, Not Price
Choosing a Software Deployment Architecture
Deployment Architectures and the Distribution of Work
The Information Appliance
Deployment Choice Influences on Software Architecture
Flexible, Parameterized, or No Integration Options
Upgrade Policies
Data Protection and Access
Migration Options
The Future of Consumer Software
Chapter Summary
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Integration and Extension
Customer Control--The Driving Force
Motivations for Integration/Extension
Layered Business Architectures: Logical Structures
The User Interface Layer
The Services Layer
The Domain Model Layer
The Persistent Data Layer
Variations on a Theme
Creating Layered Business Architectures
Integration and Extension at the Business Logic Layers
Technologies and Locus of Control
Integration through APIs
Extension through Registration
Integration and Extension of Persistent Data
Views
User Fields
Hook Tables
Spreadsheet Pivot Tables
Extract, Transform, and Load Scripts
Tell Them What's Going On
Business Ramifications
Professional Services
Training Programs
Certification
User Community
License Agreements
Managing APIs Over Multiple Releases
Techniques
Chapter Summary
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Brand and Brand Elements
Brand Elements
Names
Graphics, Slogans, and Other Brand Elements
When to Use the Trademark Symbol
Managing In-License Brands
Brand Element Customizations
Changing Brand Elements
Product Areas to Change
QA and Change
Chapter Summary
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Usability
Usability Is about Money
Mental Models, Metaphors, and Usability
Tarchitectural Influences on User Interface Design
Areas of Influence
The Need for Speed
Let's Be Clear on What We're Talking About
What a Marketect Really Wants with Respect to Performance
Responding to the User
Performance And Tarchitectural Impact
Chapter Summary
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Installation
The Out of Box Experience
Ouch! That Might Hurt
Customer Fears
Installation and Architecture
Forces and Choices
How to Install
Installation Data Collection and Precondition Verification
Installation
Postinstallation Confirmation
Finishing Touches
They Don't Read the Manual
Test the Install and Uninstall
Chapter Summary
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Upgrade
Like Installation, Only Worse
Upgrade Fears
Making Upgrades Less Painful
Choices for Painless Upgrades
Market Maturity and Upgrades
Chapter Summary
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Configuration
Configurability--An Element of Usability
The System Context
Contextual Information
Initialization versus Execution
Setting the Value
Setting the Right Value
Configuration Parameter Heuristics
Chapter Summary
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Logs
I Want to Know What's Happening
Not Just the Facts
Log Format and Management
Log Format
Log Management
Logging Standards and Libraries
Postprocessing Log Data
Logging Services
Chapter Summary
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Release Management
Yes, You Really Need This
Establishing a Baseline
Release Management
What You're Releasing
Who You're Targeting
Why They Want It
Release Identification
Full or Complete Releases
Partial Releases
Patch Releases
Variations
SKUs and Serial Numbers
SKU Management
Serial Numbers, Registration, and Activation
Release Management Influences on Tarchitecture
Chapter Summary
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Security
Viruses, Hackers, and Pirates
Managing Risk
See No Evil, Speak No Evil
Digital Identity Management
Authorization--Defining Who Can Do What
Authentication--Proof of Identity
Transaction Security
Auditability--Proof of Activity
Integrity--Preventing Tampering and Alteration of Data
Confidentiality--Keeping Data Away from Those Not Entitled to It
Accountability--Holding People Responsible for Their Actions
Software Security
Software Security Techniques
Software Security Costs/Benefits
Information Security
Secret Algorithms or Secret Keys?
Back Doors
Security and Marketecture
Areas of Interaction
Chapter Summary
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Release Checklist
A Pattern Language for Strategic Product Management
Applying The Patterns
Capturing the Result
Market Map
Market Events/Market Rhythms
Feature/Benefit Map
The Tarchitecture Roadmap
References
Bibliography
About the Author
Index

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