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Unwasted DASE: Lean Architecture Evaluation

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Product-Focused Software Process Improvement. PROFES 2017
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-69926-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-69925-7
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement -
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Electronic)0302-9743


ConferenceInternational Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement
Period1/01/00 → …


A software architecture evaluation is a way to assess the quality of the technical design of a product. It is also a prime opportunity to discuss the business goals of the product and how the design bears on them. But architecture evaluation methods are seen as hard to learn and costly to use. We present DASE, a compact approach that combines carefully selected key parts of two existing architecture evaluation methods while making evaluation lean and fast. We have applied DASE in three industrial cases and the early results show that even a one-day evaluation workshop yields valuable results at a modest cost.


  • Software architecture evaluation , Product development

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland