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December 7, 2008

Revised: Requirements vs. Architecture

Filed under: architecture,requirements,software architecture — charliealfred @ 9:41 am

Thanks to some spot-on comments by a colleague, Ruth Malan of Bredemeyer Software, I have made some revisions to the Requirements vs. Architecture page (, added last week.  The content of the article has remained pretty much the same as it was, but the the organization has been changed a bit.  The previous article had three themes:

  • how should requirements and architecture relate
  • what happens if you try to specify requirements without architecture
  • what you might try to do if you find yourself in an organization that doesn’t value the role of architecture in requirements

The original article didn’t juggle these themes as well as it could, and didn’t tie them together into a single coherent conclusion.  My hope is that the few small changes new organization makes improvments in this area.


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