Design Decisions in the Architecture Development of Advanced Systems: Towards traceable and sustainable Documentation and Communication

DS 118: Proceedings of NordDesign 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16th - 18th August 2022

Year: 2022
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Pfeifer,  Stefan; Akgül, Didem; Röbenack, Silke; Tihlarik, Amelie; Albert,Bruno; Anacker, Harald; Dumitrescu,Roman
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design (IEM); Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Section: Modularisation
Page(s): 10
DOI number:
ISBN: 9781912254170


Documenting and communicating decisions is paramount during the system architecture development of Advanced Systems. Reporting design decisions properly is important since they allow decisions to remain traceable. Collaboration platforms could significantly help documenting and communicating design decisions. Developers however lack methodological support for using them. We held semi-structured interviews with company representatives to identify problems in these activities. In this paper we report our findings and use them to develop a preliminary support methodology.

Keywords: Systems Engineering (SE), Documentation Management, Communication, Decision Making


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