Rationale Management in Software Engineering / Edition 1

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Overview

This is a detailed summary of research on design rationale providing researchers in software engineering with an excellent overview of the subject. Professional software engineers will find many examples, resources and incentives to enhance their ability to make decisions during all phases of the software lifecycle. Software engineering is still primarily a human-based activity and rationale management is concerned with making design and development decisions explicit to all stakeholders involved.

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Ten years ago, with Tom Moran, I edited a book entitled "Design Rationale." I think that book has held up quite well, though a decade onward it does seem a bit prefatory. It is past time for another detailed summary of research on design rationale. Allen Dutoit, Ray McCall, Ivan Mistrik and Barbara Paech have done an excellent job of this in "Rationale management in software engineering." The chapters in this volume show how design rationale can be incorporated into the heart of the software development process - into requirements engineering, software architecture, and code design. (John Carroll, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State University, USA)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642068164
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 2/28/2014
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432

Table of Contents

1 Rationale management in software engineering : concepts and techniques 1
Pt. 1 Fundamentals - rationale representation, capture and use 49
2 Three studies of design rationale as explanation 53
3 Effective design rationale : understanding the barriers 73
4 Rationale as a by-product 91
5 Hypermedia support for argumentation-based rationale : 15 years on from gIBIS and QOC 111
Pt. 2 Rationale management for requirements engineering 133
6 A hybrid approach to upstream requirements : IBIS and cognitive mapping 137
7 From DREAM to reality : specificities of interactive systems development with respect to rationale management 155
8 The WinWin approach : using a requirements negotiation tool for rationale capture and use 173
9 Design rationale in exemplary business process modeling 191
10 Promoting and supporting requirements engineering creativity 209
Pt. 3 Design rationale and software architecting 231
11 A framework for supporting architecture knowledge and rationale management 237
12 Capturing and using rationale for a software architecture 255
13 Rationale-based support for software maintenance 273
14 The role of rationale in the design of product line architectures - a case study from industry 297
15 The role and impact of assumptions in software engineering and its products 313
16 Design decisions : the bridge between rationale and architecture 329
Pt. 4 Rationale for organizing bodies of knowledge 349
17 Reusable rationale blocks : improving quality and efficiency of design choices 353
18 Defining agile patterns 373
19 Capturing and reusing rationale associated with requirements engineering process improvement : a case study 391
20 Using patterns for sharing requirements engineering process rationales 409
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