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Type: Conference paper
Title: Risks and risk management in software architecture evolution: an industrial survey
Author: Slyngstad, O.
Conradi, R.
Babar, M.
Clerc, V.
Van Vliet, H.
Citation: Proceedings - Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, APSEC, 2008, pp.101-108
Publisher: IEEE
Issue Date: 2008
ISBN: 9780769534466
ISSN: 1530-1362
Conference Name: 15th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC '08) (2 Dec 2008 - 5 Dec 2008 : Beijing, China)
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Odd Petter N. Slyngstad, Reidar Conradi, M. Ali Babar, Viktor Clerc, Hans van Vliet
Abstract: The effort that has been made to study risk management in the context of software architecture and its evolution, has so far focused on output from structured evaluations. However, earlier research shows that formal, structured evaluation is not commonly used in industry. We have performed a survey among software architects, in order to capture a more complete picture of the risk and management issues in software architecture evolution. Our survey is specifically about their current knowledge of actual challenges they have anticipated and experienced, as well as strategies they have employed in response. We received completely filled questionnaires from 82 respondents out of a total distribution of 511 architects from the software industry in Norway. While many of the risks we have identified can be aligned with results from earlier studies, we have also identified several risks which appear not to fit these risk categories. Additionally, we found a direct link to business risks, as well as a relatively low level of awareness that lack of software architecture evaluation represents a potential risk.
Keywords: software architecture; software evolution; risk management; software architecture evaluation
Rights: © 2008 IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/APSEC.2008.70
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