Software Architecture in Practice

Software Architecture in Practice LiveLessons provides aspiring architects an overview to a broad range of methods, processes, and tools that are essential to managing the complexity of large-scale software. These LiveLessons will provide you with practical, road-tested techniques and advice to help you become a software architect.

Software Architecture in Practice

Course Description

In this video training from Pearson, we begin with an overview of software architecture what it is, what it isn´t, what it is good for, and how you should represent it. We then look at the requirements (quality attributes) that drive architecture-things like performance, modifiability, security, and so forth. We learn how to elicit, prioritize, and characterize these quality attributes precisely and unambiguously. Then we will talk about the building-blocks of architecture: patterns and tactics. Using this knowledge we will go over a method for architecture design called ADD (Attribute Driven Design). Having designed (or inherited) an architecture, you may want to analyze it, to understand its strengths and weaknesses. To achieve this we present a method called the ATAM (Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method). Finally we finish up... Read More »

In this video training from Pearson, we begin with an overview of software architecture what it is, what it isn´t, what it is good for, and how you should represent it. We then look at the requirements (quality attributes) that drive architecture-things like performance, modifiability, security, and so forth. We learn how to elicit, prioritize, and characterize these quality attributes precisely and unambiguously. Then we will talk about the building-blocks of architecture: patterns and tactics. Using this knowledge we will go over a method for architecture design called ADD (Attribute Driven Design). Having designed (or inherited) an architecture, you may want to analyze it, to understand its strengths and weaknesses. To achieve this we present a method called the ATAM (Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method). Finally we finish up with some practical advice for practicing architects such as: how to blend architect activities with agile methodologies, and how to be an agent for change in an organization.

What you will learn:

  • What is Software Architecture
  • Architectural Requirements: Quality Attributes
  • Architectural Patterns and Tactics
  • Architecture Design
  • Architecture Analysis
  • Architecture in Agile Projects
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Course Details:

Target Audience

  • Developers who are looking to go to the next level in their organization and become architects and leaders.

Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of programming and development.
  • Basic understanding of the software engineering lifecycle and project activities.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Completion

Format of Certification

Digital and Print

Professional Association/Affiliation

This certificate is issued by Pearson LearnIT

Method of Obtaining Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Course Outline

  • 1.1 Define software architecture
  • 1.2 Explain why software architecture is important
  • 1.3 Document an architecture
  • 1.4 Understand the importance of architectural patterns and reference architectures
  • 1.5 Distinguish a good architecture
  • 2.1 Distinguish functionality from Quality Attributes (QAs)
  • 2.2 Specify quality attribute requirements
  • 2.3 Recognize other requirements that drive an architecture
  • 3.1 Identify problems in eliciting actionable architectural requirements
  • 3.2 Use the Quality Attribute Workshop (QAW)
  • 3.3 Use the Quality Attribute Utility Tree
  • 4.1 Use architectural patterns
  • 4.2 Use architectural tactics
  • 4.3 Understand how tactics interact with patterns
  • 5.1 Design an architecture
  • 5.2 Understand a model design problem
  • 5.3 Follow the steps of ADD
  • 6.1 Understand the forms of architecture evaluation
  • 6.2 Follow the steps of the ATAM
  • 6.3 Use the Lightweight ATAM
  • 7.1 Understand the concepts of Agile
  • 7.2 See the relationship between agility and architecture
  • 7.3 Follow guidelines for Agile architects
  • 8.1 The Value of Architecture

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