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Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs

Technical Note
This 2000 technical note describes Active Review for Intermediate Designs (ARID), a piloted software design review technique.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2000-TN-009

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.

Cite This Technical Note

Clements, P. (2000, August 1). Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2000-TN-009). Retrieved May 24, 2024, from https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/active-reviews-for-intermediate-designs/.

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author={Clements, Paul},
title={Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs},
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number={CMU/SEI-2000-TN-009},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
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Clements, Paul. "Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs." (CMU/SEI-2000-TN-009). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, August 1, 2000. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/active-reviews-for-intermediate-designs/.

P. Clements, "Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2000-TN-009, 1-Aug-2000 [Online]. Available: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/active-reviews-for-intermediate-designs/. [Accessed: 24-May-2024].

Clements, Paul. "Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2000-TN-009). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Aug. 2000. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/active-reviews-for-intermediate-designs/. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Clements, Paul. Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs. CMU/SEI-2000-TN-009. Software Engineering Institute. 2000. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/active-reviews-for-intermediate-designs/