Software Architecture and Methodology as a Tool for Efficient Software Engineering Process: A Critical Appraisal

Citation:
Philip, A, Afolabi B, Adeniran O, Ishaya G, Oluwagbemi Oluwatolani.  2010.  Software Architecture and Methodology as a Tool for Efficient Software Engineering Process: A Critical Appraisal. J. Software Engineering & Applications. 3

Abstract:

The foundation for any software system is its architecture. Software architecture is a view of the system that includes the system’s major components, the behaviour of those components as visible to the rest of the system, and the ways in which the components interact and coordinate to achieve the overall system’s goal. Every efficient software system arises as a result of sound architectural basement. This requires the use of good architecture engineering practices and methods. This paper recognizes software architecture practice as a discipline pervading all phases of software devel-opment and also presents an enhanced model for software engineering process which provides an avenue for speedy, efficient and timely delivery of software products to their intended users. The integration of software architecture into the phases of software development process in a generic software life cycle is also contained in this research report. This is to enable software engineers and system analysts to use effective software architecture practices and to employ appropriate methodology during the software engineering process.