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Software architecture: Organizational perspectives


Paul Bannerman



This paper examines software architecture through the lenses of four basic organizational perspectives and identifies opportunities for research to improve the positioning, acceptance and support of the discipline within organizations. It concludes that while software architecture may rest on firm technical foundations, its position in the organization is not as solid.

BibTeX Entry

    publisher        = {IEEE},
    author           = {Bannerman, Paul},
    month            = may,
    year             = {2009},
    keywords         = {software architecture, business value, governance, capability},
    title            = {Software Architecture: Organizational Perspectives},
    booktitle        = {International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE): Workshop on Leadership and Management in
                        Software Architecture (LMSA)},
    pages            = {6},
    address          = {Vancouver, Canada}


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