Literature study on design rationale and design decision documentation for architecture descriptions
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
In this document we provide an overview of the state of the art in documentation of design rationale and design decisions for architecture descriptions. We define the terminology of the area and compare the concept of rationale to similar concepts. We provide an overview of areas of contemporary research in design rationale. For each of the identified areas, we describe both the challenge and proposed solutions. Based on the findings from the literature we present evaluations of rationale and design decision documentation. The findings from this survey are promising and many open research questions with respect to rationale and design decision documentation need to be addressed. In the literature reviewed in this document it is for example not addressed how design decisions and design rationale should be represented, captured and used in model-based and model-driven development approaches. A need for further research in this area exists.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH , 2010.
, Technical Report, Royal Institute of Technology, 2010:06
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27218OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-27218DiVA: diva2:375984
QC 201012092010-12-092010-12-092010-12-09Bibliographically approved