Issue No. 02 - March/April (2005 vol. 22)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2005.27
Jeff Tyree , Capital One Financial
Art Akerman , Capital One Financial
Bridging the gap between requirements and the right technical solution involves a lot of "magic." Explicitly documenting major architecture decisions makes the architecture development process more structured and transparent. Additionally, it clarifies the architects' rationale for stakeholders, designers, and other architects. Architecture decisions are also a helpful addition to more traditional architecture approaches.
design concepts, design notations and documentation, design methodologies, design representation, software architectures, software engineering design tools and techniques
A. Akerman and J. Tyree, "Architecture Decisions: Demystifying Architecture," in IEEE Software, vol. 22, no. , pp. 19-27, 2005.