Architectural design is a crucial first step in developing complex software intensive systems. Early design decisions establish the structures necessary for achieving broad systemic properties. However, today's organizations lack synergy between software their development processes and technological methodologies. Providing a thorough treatment of

An Introduction to Architecture. Architectural Drivers. Structures of Software Intensive Systems. Guidance for the Architect. Documenting the Architecture. Introduction to the Architecture Centric Design Methodology (ACDM). The Stages of ACDM. Maintenance and ACDM. Commercial Elements, Legacy Systems, and ACMD. Scaling ACDM. Using ACDM with Process Frameworks.