Architectural decomposition: The role of granularity and decomposition viewpoint

Katja Hölttä-Otto*, Noemi Chiriac, Dusan Lysy, Eun Suk Suh

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Before any platform development, one must create the representation of the products’ architectures. Typically, one would start by decomposing the existing or proposed systems into smaller subsystems or modules. This is a critical step since the remainder of the platform development will depend on the choices made at the decomposition phase. This chapter will discuss how to decompose a product architecture. Specifically we will address the decomposition choices such as level of granularity and different decomposition viewpoints and how they affect the final resulting architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Product Family and Product Platform Design: Methods and Applications
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781461479376
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


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