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Modifiability Tactics

Technical Report
This report describes how architectural tactics are based on the parameters of quality attribute models.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2007-TR-002
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6575696.v1

Abstract

An architectural tactic is a design decision that affects how well a software architecture addresses a particular quality attribute. This report describes how tactics are based on the parameters of quality attribute models. Tactics provide an architectural means of adjusting those parameters, which, in turn, can improve the quality-attribute-specific behavior of the resulting system. 

This report justifies the tactics for modifiability, using established concepts of coupling, cohesion, and cost motivations as the means of identifying parameters of interest. Various tactics are then described based on their ability to control these parameters. The report also describes a standard set of architectural patterns and their variants in terms of the use of these tactics.

Cite This Technical Report

Bachmann, F., Bass, L., & Nord, R. (2007, September 1). Modifiability Tactics. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2007-TR-002). Retrieved March 3, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575696.v1.

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author={Bachmann, Felix and Bass, Len and Nord, Robert},
title={Modifiability Tactics},
month={Sep},
year={2007},
number={CMU/SEI-2007-TR-002},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575696.v1},
note={Accessed: 2024-Mar-3}
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Bachmann, Felix, Len Bass, and Robert Nord. "Modifiability Tactics." (CMU/SEI-2007-TR-002). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, September 1, 2007. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575696.v1.

F. Bachmann, L. Bass, and R. Nord, "Modifiability Tactics," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2007-TR-002, 1-Sep-2007 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575696.v1. [Accessed: 3-Mar-2024].

Bachmann, Felix, Len Bass, and Robert Nord. "Modifiability Tactics." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2007-TR-002). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Sep. 2007. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575696.v1. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Bachmann, Felix; Bass, Len; & Nord, Robert. Modifiability Tactics. CMU/SEI-2007-TR-002. Software Engineering Institute. 2007. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575696.v1