I published this post on architectural granularity just over two years ago and have been made aware of a research paper published on this topic last year: Weber, M.; Wondrak, C. (2012) Measuring the Influence of Project Characteristics on Optimal Software Project Granularity in: Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). The people responsible for the paper are working on a web-based service to make the tools from the project available for software architects. You can find a preview/demo here.
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