96 pages | 5 B/W Illus.
This book provides a new approach to systems architecting, not previously available. The book provides a compact innovative procedure for architecting any type of system.
"Systems Architecting: Methods and Examples" describes a method of system architecting that is believed to be a substantial improvement over "methods" previously covered in other systems architecting books.
With the book’s relatively straightforward approach, it shows how to architect systems in a way that both developers and clients/customers can readily understand. It uses one of the essential principles suggested by Rechtin and Maier, namely, Simplify, Simplify, Simplify.
Systems engineers, as well as students taking systems engineering courses will find this book of interest.
1. Background. 2. Purpose and Features. 3. What Is An Architecture? 4. Evaluation of Alternatives. 5. Architecting of a House. 6. Architecting of an Automobile. 7. Commentary – A Preferred Architecture. 8. Descriptions, Views and Tradeoffs. 9. DoDAF and Other Frameworks. 10. Software. 11. Cost Estimation. 12. Summary. Appendix A – Group Architecting. Appendix B – Functional Decomposition. Appendix C – Special Topics.