Characterizing essential and incidental complexity in software architectures

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This paper reports results from an experimental case study that seeks to characterize essential and incidental complexity in the design of a complex software product using design structure matrices (DSMs). A DSM captures structural dependencies among the modules and can be used to identify parts of a system that lack cohesion and/ or are highly coupled. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/WICSA.2009.5290816

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