This presentation was created for the SATURN conference series and does not necessarily reflect the positions and views of the Software Engineering Institute.
Designing a software architecture requires access to domain knowledge
and experience, combined with the ability to make good decisions based on
partial information. We present the Software Architecture Warehouse (SAW, http://saw.inf.unisi.ch/), a Web-based tool that supports distributed architecture design teams by managing their shared
knowledge and enabling consensus-based decision making.
After introducing the extensible knowledge meta-model of SAW, we will
present various scenarios of in-meeting design-dialogue mapping
and discussion support, along with visual aids. We will demonstrate how
SAW can be used to induce synergy effects between knowledge reuse and
collaboration. We claim that giving immediate feedback to the whole
design team about the implications and constraints of a design decision
results in an improvement
in the quality of decisions made.
This presentation was given at SATURN 2011 in Burlingame, CA.