Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST
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This paper introduces a technical review approach that is a blend of a stakeholder-centric, scenario-based, architecture evaluation method such as the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method ATAM, and an active design review ADR of design specifications. There is a need for a technical review of a design that is finer-grained than an architecture, but not yet completely documented. Such a review exposes the design to its user community of application programmers, and allows for early feedback on the overall approach, before the design is institutionalized in a detailed specification. This paper describes a recently piloted software design review technique that we call Active Review for Intermediate Designs ARID. A hybrid of ADRs and the ATAM, ARID fills a niche in the spectrum of technical design techniques between architecture at one end, and design specification documents at the other.
- Computer Programming and Software