Publications in Scientific Journals:
M. Babar, H. Shen, S. Biffl, D. Winkler:
"An Empirical Study of the Effectiveness of Software Architecture Evaluation Meetings";
One of the most important issues in scenario-based software architecture evaluation is the
development of scenarios for characterizing a desired set of quality attributes by holding meetings of
stakeholders. As such meetings are costly to arrange, studying the effectiveness of such meetings is an
important research question. In this paper, we report on the findings from a software architecture evaluation
empirical study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of scenario development meetings in terms of the
quantity of gained and lost scenarios during the evaluation process. The findings from the experiment data
analysis raise the question about the effectiveness of holding meetings for developing scenarios as more
existing scenarios were lost than new scenarios were gained as a result of these meetings.
architecture evaluation, process improvement, controlled experiment, scenario development, empirical study
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