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Documenting Software Architectures in an Agile World

July 2003 Technical Note
Paul C. Clements, James Ivers, Reed Little, Robert Nord, Judith A. Stafford

This report compares the Software Engineering Institute's Views and Beyond approach for documenting software architectures with the documentation philosophy embodied in agile software-development methods.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-2003-TN-023

Abstract

This report compares the Software Engineering Institute's Views and Beyond approach for documenting software architectures with the documentation philosophy embodied in agile software-development methods. This report proposes an approach for capturing architecture information in a way that is consistent with agile methods.