Creating systems from scratch is time consuming and costly, therefore companies often choose to evolve existing systems. The understanding that a company has about the impact that a change has in the system architecture determines their ability to cope with system evolution. System architects and designers need to have an architecture representation that enables them to understand and to foresee consequences of evolving the system. This representation however is often not documented. Reverse architecting enables to recover the architecture representation. In this paper, experiences in reverse architecting in a industrial case at Philips Healthcare MRI Group is presented. We show that the proposed approach provides an effective framework to reason about evolvability and impact that design changes has on the system.
|Title of host publication||19th International Symposium of Systems Engineering|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publisher||International Council on Systems Engineering|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jul 2009|
|Publisher||International Council on System Engineering, INCOSE|
Borches Juzgado, P. D., & Bonnema, G. M. (2009). Coping with System Evolution: Experience in Reverse Architecting as Means to Ease te Evolution of Complex Systems (CD ROM). In 19th International Symposium of Systems Engineering (pp. -). Singapore: International Council on Systems Engineering.