Bridging the Gap between Requirements Engineering and Software Architecture

A Problem-Oriented and Quality-Driven Method

  • Azadeh Alebrahim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


This book systematically identifies the lack of methodological support for development of requirements and software architecture in the state-of-the-art. To overcome this deficiency, the QuaDRA framework is proposed as a problem-oriented approach. It provides an instantiation of the Twin Peaks model for supporting the intertwining relationship of requirements and software architecture. QuaDRA includes several structured methods which guide software engineers in quality- and pattern-based co-development of requirements and early design alternatives in an iterative and concurrent manner.


  • Context Elicitation & Problem Analysis
  • Architectural Pattern Selection & Application
  • Domain Knowledge Analysis
  • Requirements Interaction Analysis
  • Software Architecture Alternatives Derivation & Evaluation
  • Problem-Oriented Requirements Engineering for Software Product Lines 

Target Groups

  • Students in the software engineering discipline
  • Researchers who aim at investigating the relationship between requirements engineering and software architecture
  • Practitioners such as software engineers working in the areas of requirements engineering and software architecture design

The Author

Ms. Azadeh Alebrahim is currently working as an IT consultant. She advises the customers on IT Service Management, process optimization, restructuring the IT organization, and digitalization.


Problem Frames Security Twin Peaks Model Performance Non-Functional Requirements (NFR) Requirements Dependencies / Conflicts

Authors and affiliations

  • Azadeh Alebrahim
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  1. 1.Universität Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-17693-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-17694-5
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