Chapter 8

Lightweight Architecture Knowledge Management for Agile Software Development

Veli-Pekka Eloranta and Kai Koskimies,    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland


Architecture knowledge management (AKM) aims to codify and maintain the architectural knowledge of a software system in a form that can be easily accessed by different stakeholders. Integrating AKM with an agile project management paradigm is a challenge because the agile philosophy downplays both plan-driven development and documentation. Yet, by integrating lightweight AKM practices with the process, agile software development could avoid maintenance and communication problems arising from scarce documentation. In this chapter, we introduce existing technologies ...

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