Integrating requirements and design decisions in architecture representation

Autoren Rainer Weinreich
Georg Buchgeher
Editoren M. Ali Babar
I. Gorton
Titel Integrating requirements and design decisions in architecture representation
Buchtitel Software Architecture, Proceedings ECSA 2010
Typ in Konferenzband
Verlag Springer
Serie Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Band 6285
Abteilung ISE
ISBN 978-3-642-15113-2
Monat August
Jahr 2010
Seiten 86-101
SCCH ID# 1015

It has been proposed to make architectural design decisions first-class entities in software architecture representation. The actual means of capturing, representing and managing architectural design decisions is still an open issue of research. We present an approach for capturing requirements and design decisions during design and development. We integrate design decisions, requirements, scenarios, and their relationships along with other architectural elements directly in a single, consistent, and formally defined architecture model. Capturing, visualizing, and tracing of architectural knowledge are supported by an integrated set of tools working on this model. The approach supports comprehensive tracing between requirements, design decisions, other architectural elements, and implementation artifacts, impact analysis, and architecture analysis and evaluation.