During the past weeks, you have been introduced to software development planning techniques and tools. You have actually gained some experience using a few design techniques and tools in planning to create an application that meets business requirements. A design document was the resultant outcome of your efforts. You have also coded a couple object-oriented programs that meet these planned-for requirements. These tasks have given you a sense of what is required to plan for and to develop applications.
In this assignment, you should consider all that you have learned thus far in planning activities, and consider how architectures might aid in software development.
Prepare a 3-5 page Word document that answers the following questions:
- What does software architecture provide?
- What exactly is the role of the software architect and how does this individual work with the development team?
- Do you believe that architectural design is important? Support your statements.
- Identify and describe architectural drivers.