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The Art of Systems Architecting, Third Edition

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Part I: Introduction A Brief Review of Classical Architecting Methods Chapter 1 Extending the Architecting Paradigm Introduction: The Classical Architecting Paradigm Responding to Complexity The High Rate of Advances in the Computer and Information Sciences The Foundations of Modern Systems Architecting The Architecture Paradigm Summarized The Waterfall Model of Systems Acquisition Spirals, Increments, and Collaborative Assembly Scopes of Architecting Chapter 2 Heuristics as Tools Introduction: A Metaphor Heuristics as Abstractions of Experience Selecting a Personal Kit of Heuristic Tools Using Heuristics A Process Framework for Architecting Heuristics Heuristics on Heuristics A Taxonomy of Heuristics New Directions Part II: New Domains, New Insights Case Study 1: DC-3 The History Architecture Interpretation Three Story Variations Was the Boeing 247 Successfully Architected? What Is the "Architecture" of the DC-3? Art Raymond's Principles Chapter 3 Builder-Architected Systems Introduction: The Form-First Paradigm Technological Substitutions within Existing Systems Consequences of Uncertainty of End Purpose Architecture and Competition Reducing the Risks of Uncertainty of End Purpose Risk Management by Intermediate Goals The "What Next?" Quandary Controlling the Critical Features of the Architecture Abandonment of an Obsolete Architecture Creating Innovative Teams Architecting "Revolutionary" Systems Systems Architecting and Basic Research Heuristics for Architecting Technology-Driven Systems Case Study 2: Mass and Lean Production Introduction An Architectural History of Mass Production Cottage Industry (1890s to 1910s) Birth of Mass Production (1908-1913) Competition from New Quarters (1920s to 1930s) The Toyota Production System (1940s to 1980s) Metaphor or Vision Changes Craftsmen A Car for the Masses, or If We Build It, It Will Sell Cars as Fashion The Supermarket Metaphor The Toyota Way Elements of the Architecture of the Ford Production System The Assembly Line Enterprise Distribution Management Processes Quality Assurance for Distributed Production Devotion to Component-Level Simplification Social Contract Chapter 4 Manufacturing Systems Introduction: The Manufacturing Domain Manufacturing in Context Architectural Innovations in Manufacturing Dynamic Manufacturing Systems Lean Production Flexible Manufacturing Heuristics for Architecting Manufacturing Systems Case Study 3: Intelligent Transportation Systems Introduction ITS Concepts ITS Sociotechnical Issues Who Is the Client for an Architect? Public or Private? Facts and Perceptions Architecture as Shared Invariants Dominance of Economics Chapter 5 Social Systems Introduction: Defining Sociotechnical Systems Public Participation The Foundations of Sociotechnical Systems Architecting The Separation of Client and User Socioeconomic Insights The Interaction between the Public and Private Sectors Facts versus Perceptions: An Added Tension Heuristics for Social Systems Case Study 4: Hierarchical to Layered Systems Business Background Motivation for Change The Layered Alternative The Pain of the Transition Results Chapter 6 Software and Information Technology Systems Introduction: The Status of Software Architecting Software as a System Component Systems, Software, and Process Models The Problem of Hierarchy The Role of Architecture in Software-Centered Systems Programming Languages, Models, and Expression Architectures, "Unifying" Models, and Visions Directions in Software Architecting Exercises Case Study 5: The Global Positioning System The History The Origins of GPS: The Foundational Programs Inertial Navigation and Its Limits Weapon Delivery The Transit Program TIMATION 621B The Origin of GPS Parkinson and Currie The Fateful Weekend The Long Road to Revolution The Timeline to Operation Commercial Markets and the Gulf War Revolution in the Second Generation Ubiquitous GPS GPS-Guided Weapons Architecture Interpretation Right Idea, Right Time, Right People Be Technically Aggressive, But Not Suicidal Consensus without Compromise Architecture as Invariants Revolution through Coupled Change Chapter 7 Collaborative Systems Introduction: Collaboration as a Category Collaborative System Examples Analogies for Architecting Collaborative Systems Collaborative System Heuristics Variations on the Collaborative Theme Misclassification Standards and Collaborative Systems Part III: Models and Modeling Introduction to Part III A Civil Architecture Analogy Guide to Part III Chapter 8 Representation Models and Systems Architecting Introduction: Roles, Views, and Models Roles of Models Models, Viewpoints, and Views Classification of Models by View Conclusion Exercises Notes and References Chapter 9 Design Progression in Systems Architecting Introduction: Architecting Process Components Design Progression Introduction by Examples Design as the Evolution of Models Evaluation Criteria and Heuristic Refinement Design Concepts for Systems Architecture Architecture and Design Disciplines Chapter 10 Integrated Modeling Methodologies Introduction General Integrated Models Integrated Modeling and Software Integrated Models for Manufacturing Systems Integrated Models for Sociotechnical Systems Chapter 11 Architecture Frameworks Introduction Defining an Architecture Framework Current Architecture Frameworks Research Directions Adapting Processes to Frameworks Conclusion Notes and References Part IV: The Systems Architecting Profession Chapter 12 Architecting in Business and Government Problem-System-Program-Organization Strategy and Architecture in Business and Government Architecture of Programs Strategic Architecting of Programs Enterprise Architecture Chapter 13 The Political Process and Systems Architecting Introduction: The Political Challenge Politics as a Design Factor The First Skill to Master Heuristics in the Political Process: "The Facts of Life" A Few More Skills to Master Chapter 14 The Professionalization of Systems Architecting Introduction The Profession of Systems Engineering Systems Architecting and Systems Standards The Origins of Systems Standards Commercial Standards Company Standards A Summary of Standards Developments, 1950-1995 Systems Architecting Graduate Education Curriculum Design Advanced Study in Systems Architecting Professional Societies and Publications Conclusion: An Assessment of the Profession Notes and References Appendix A: Heuristics for Systems-Level Architecting Introduction: Organizing the List Heuristic Tool List Exercises Notes and References Appendix B: Reference Texts Suggested for Institutional Libraries Architecting Background Management Modeling Specialty Areas Software Systems Sciences Systems Thinking Appendix C: On Defining Architecture and Other Terms Defining "Architecture" Models, Viewpoints, and Views Reference Glossary Author Index Subject Index

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