Evaluating architectural stability with real options theory.
Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Software Maintenance, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
(443 - 447).
IEEE Computer Society Press
Architectural stability refers to the extent to which a software architecture is flexible enough to respond to changes in stakeholders? requirements and the environment. We contribute to a novel model that exploits options theory to evaluate architectural stability. We describe how we have derived the model: the analogy and assumptions made; its formulation and possible interpretations. We use a refactoring case study to empirically evaluate the model. The results show that the model can provide insights into architectural stability and investment decisions related to the evolution of software systems.
|Title:||Evaluating architectural stability with real options theory|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 5th Jul 2005|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science|
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