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The GRADE Decision Canvas for Classification and Reflection on Architecture Decisions

Papatheocharous, Efi and Petersen, Kai and Axelsson, Jakob and Wohlin, Claes and Carlson, Jan and Ciccozzi, Federico and Sentilles, Séverine and Cicchetti, Antonio (2017) The GRADE Decision Canvas for Classification and Reflection on Architecture Decisions. In: 12th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering ENASE17, 28 Apr 2017, Porto, Portugal, 28-29 April, 2017, Porto, Portugal.

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Abstract

This paper introduces a decision canvas for capturing architecture decisions in software and systems engineering. The canvas leverages a dedicated taxonomy, denoted GRADE, meant for establishing the basics of the vocabulary for assessing and choosing architectural assets in the development of software-intensive systems. The canvas serves as a template for practitioners to discuss and document architecture decisions, i.e., capture, understand and communicate decisions among decision-makers and to others. It also serves as a way to reflect on past decision-making activities devoted to both tentative and concluding decisions in the development of software-intensive systems. The canvas has been assessed by means of preliminary internal and external evaluations with four scenarios. The results are promising as the canvas fulfills its intended objectives while satisfying most of the needs of the subjects participating in the evaluation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:6179
Deposited By:Efi Papatheocharous
Deposited On:02 Jan 2018 12:19
Last Modified:02 Jan 2018 12:19

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