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Architecture knowledge management: challenges, approaches, and tools

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dc.contributor.author Ali Babar, Muhammad
dc.contributor.author Gorton, Ian
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-20T15:18:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-20T15:18:14Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1139
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Capturing the technical knowledge, contextual information, and rationale surrounding the design decisions underpinning system architectures can greatly improve the software development process. If not managed, this critical knowledge is implicitly embedded in the architecture, becoming tacit knowledge which erodes as personnel on the project change. Moreover, the unavailability of architecture knowledge precludes organizations from growing their architectural capabilities. In this tutorial, we highlight the benefits and challenges in managing software architecture knowledge. We discuss various approaches to characterize architecture knowledge based on the requirements of a particular domain. We describe various concepts and approaches to manage the architecture knowledge from both management and technical perspectives. We also demonstrate the utility of captured knowledge to support software architecture activities with a case study covering the use of architecture knowledge management techniques and tools in an industrial project. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 29th International conference on software engineering;
dc.rights ©2007 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. en_US
dc.subject architecture knowledge management en_US
dc.title Architecture knowledge management: challenges, approaches, and tools en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en

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