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Design It! by Michael Keeling

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Host an Evaluation Workshop

The goal of an architecture evaluation workshop is to gather and analyze the data necessary to assess the architecture. By the end of the workshop, we should be in a position to qualify how well the architecture satisfies desirable quality attributes and other ASRs.

While there are many ways to run an evaluation workshop, all workshops follow the same basic formula:

  1. Prepare—Find or create required artifacts. Define rubrics. Select methods to gather data and invite reviewers.
  2. Prime the Reviewers—Share the artifacts and rubrics with reviewers. Explain the goal of the evaluation and answer reviewers’ questions. Reviewers should fully understand the artifacts, rubrics, and purpose of the evaluation before starting the ...

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