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Quality Attributes and Software Architectures Emerging Through Agile Development: Pursuit or Overlooking?
G. H. El-Khawaga, Prof. Dr. Galal Hassan Galal-Edeen, Prof. Dr. A.M. Riad
Pages - 1 - 9     |    Revised - 15-08-2013     |    Published - 15-09-2013
Volume - 4   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - September 2013  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Quality Attributes, Software Architecting, Agile Software Development, Refactoring, Clean Architecting, Light Architecting.
ABSTRACT
Software architectures play an important role as an intermediate stage through which system requirements are translated into full scale working system. The idea of what a system does, what it does not, and different concerns and requirements can be negotiated and expressed clearly through the software architecture. Software architectures exist to enhance and provide quality attributes, while they are quality attributes and their required level of achievement which can offer numerous number of software architectures for a single software system.

We believe that the agile approach to architecting is problematic because of agilists’ beliefs about how to architect a software system, and how critical quality attributes are to achieve a stable yet flexible architecture. Through this research we clarify these issues, and discuss consequences of agile architecting on achieved level of quality attributes. We are going to pursue the answer to how to architect to achieve required level of quality attributes, while adopting an agile process.
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Dr. G. H. El-Khawaga
Faculty of computers and information, Mansoura University - Egypt
Ghada.elkhawaga@ieee.org
Professor Prof. Dr. Galal Hassan Galal-Edeen
School of Sciences & Engineering, American University in Cairo - Egypt
Professor Prof. Dr. A.M. Riad
Mansoura University - Egypt