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Proceedings paper #181069

Bahsoon, R; Emmerich, W; (2004) UNSPECIFIED In: Proc. of the 6th Int. Workshop on Economics Driven Software Engineering Research, Edinburgh, Scotland. (pp. 66 - 70). IEE

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Abstract

ArchOptions is a real-options based model that we have pro-posed to value the flexibility of software architectures in response to future changes in requirements. In this paper, we build on ArchOptions to devise an options-based model, which values the architectural flexibility that results from a refactoring exercise. This value assists in understanding the payoff of investing in refactoring: if the refactored system results in an architecture that is more flexible, such that the expected added value (in the form of options) due to the en-hanced flexibility outweighs the cost of investing in this exer-cise, then refactoring is said to payoff. We apply our model to a refactoring case study from the literature.

Type:Proceedings paper
Event:Applying ArchOptions to Value the Payoff of Refactoring
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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