Software Architectures as Organizational Structures

@inproceedings{Kolp2001SoftwareAA,
  title={Software Architectures as Organizational Structures},
  author={Manuel Kolp and John Mylopoulos},
  year={2001}
}
This paper proposes a set of concepts for describing a software architecture as an organization. These social structures consist of actors who have goals to fulfil and social dependencies describing their obligations. The framework is an adaptation of i* [Yu95] proposed as a modeling language for early requirements. Based on this framework, the paper advocates architectural styles for software which adopt concepts from organization theory and strategic alliances literature. The styles are… CONTINUE READING
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