Towards Integration Driven Design
Despite the fact, that testing and integration belong to the most critical and time consuming activities especially in big software development projects, most projects are still driven by design. This has several impacts on the integration activities. The following paper describes an approach which has been used successfully at Ericsson in the telecommunications industry. As integration of the different components is regarded as the most tricky activity, the whole project is driven from the integration perspective. This impacts the organization, the scheduling, and the interfaces between design and integration. The paper describes the experiences when setting up an integration driven project.
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