Presentation: "Architecture Reviews"

Time: Tuesday 10:30 - 11:20

Location: Store Sal


Architecture reveiws are an important feedback measure for software development projects. Reviews tell a team whether or not their architecture is on track regarding its required scope and quality, and, if not, suggest concrete measures for bringing the architecture back on track. Architecture reviews thus form a safety net for architects allowing them to "test" their architecture.

This talk introduces to architecture reviews, their purpose and scope, and provides an overview and comparison of concrete architecture review methods and their key review techniques. War stories from the real world complement the talk tio illustrate how the methods work in practice regarding both successes and limitations.

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Frank Buschmann, Siemens AG, Corporate Technology

 Frank  Buschmann

Frank Buschmann is a Principal Engineer at Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich, Germany, where he leads a team of architects doing research in software architecture and design technologies and supporting development organizations in applying these technologies to develop innovative software products.

Frank's research interests include Object Technology, Platform- and Product-Line Architectures, Model-Driven Software Development, and specifically Patterns. In his development work, Frank has lead the design and implementation of several large-scale industrial software projects, including business information, industrial automation, and telecommunication systems. Frank is co-author of four volumes of the "Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture" published by John Wiley & Sons.