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Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs

  • August 2000
  • By Paul C. Clements
  • This 2000 technical note describes Active Review for Intermediate Designs (ARID), a piloted software design review technique.
  • Software Architecture
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    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 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 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 scenario-based methods such as 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.

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SEI

Clements, Paul. Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs (CMU/SEI-2000-TN-009). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5119

IEEE

Clements. Paul, "Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2000-TN-009, 2000. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5119

APA

Clements, Paul. (2000). Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs (CMU/SEI-2000-TN-009). Retrieved December 26, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5119

CHI

Paul Clements. Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs (CMU/SEI-2000-TN-009). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5119

MLA

Clements, Paul. 2000. Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2000-TN-009). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5119