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A comparative study of architecture knowledge management tools

Tang, Antony and Avgeriou, Paris and Jansen, Anton and Capilla, Rafael and Babar, Muhammad Ali (2010) A comparative study of architecture knowledge management tools. Journal of Systems and Software, 83 (3). pp. 352-370. ISSN 0164-1212

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Abstract

Recent research suggests that architectural knowledge, such as design decisions, is important and should be recorded alongside the architecture description. Different approaches have emerged to support such architectural knowledge (AK) management activities. However, there are different notions of and emphasis on what and how architectural activities should be supported. This is reflected in the design and implementation of existing AK tools. To understand the current status of software architecture knowledge engineering and future research trends, this paper compares five architectural knowledge management tools and the support they provide in the architecture life-cycle. The comparison is based on an evaluation framework defined by a set of 10 criteria. The results of the comparison provide insights into the current focus of architectural knowledge management support, their advantages, deficiencies, and conformance to the current architectural description standard. Based on the outcome of this comparison a research agenda is proposed for future work on AK tools.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Systems and Software
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design rationale ; Architectural knowledge management tool ; Architectural design
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 66315
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 17 Sep 2013 09:04
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2018 02:55
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/66315

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