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Rechtin on Ultraquality - The Challenge

Excellence Beyond Measure and the need for Ultraquality Systems

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

February 04, 2018

Continuing the complex systems architecture theme and discussion of ultra-quality systems, the excerpt below is taken from Eberhardt Rechtin, Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems, 1991, Chap 8.

Several issues spring to mind today, particularly how the need for some ultra-quality systems continues to be driven by public . . .

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Rechtin on Ultraquality - Redundancy and Fault Tolerance

The Writings of a Complex Systems Architecture Legend

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

February 04, 2018

In his classic (but criminally overlooked) 1991 book "Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems," Eberhardt Rechtin discusses technical, managerial and architectural responses to the challenge of building high quality systems. Despite being several decades old, 'modern' techniques like Lean manufacturing . . .

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Legacy Architecture and Testability

Manual Test Teams and Testability Architectural Debt

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

April 05, 2015

The architecture of specification subsystems has always been critical to quality factors like cycle time -

Industry estimates indicate that between 30 and 50 percent (or in some cases, even more) of the cost of developing well-engineered systems is taken up by testing. If the software architect can reduce this cost, the payoff is large. . . .

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