Individual and team decision-making have crucial influence on the level of success of every software project. Even though several studies were already conducted, which concerned design decision rationale documentation approaches, a few of them focused on performances and evaluated them in laboratory. This paper proposes a technique to document design decision rationale, and evaluates experimentally the impact such a technique has on effectiveness and efficiency of individual/team decision-making in presence of requirement changes. The study was conducted as a controlled experiment. Fifty post-graduate Master students performed in the role of experiment subjects. Documented design decisions regarding the Ambient Intelligence paradigm constituted the experiment objects. Main results of the experiment show that, for both individual and team-based decision-making, effectiveness significantly improves, while efficiency remains unaltered, when decision-makers are allowed to use, rather not use, the proposed design rationale documentation technique. Copyright 2006 ACM.

Falessi, D., Cantone, G., Becker, M. (2006). Documenting design decision rationale to improve individual and team design decision making: An experimental evaluation. In ISCE'06 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering (pp.134-143). Los Alamitos : Computer Society [10.1145/1159733.1159755].

Documenting design decision rationale to improve individual and team design decision making: An experimental evaluation

Falessi, D;CANTONE, GIOVANNI;
2006-01-01

Abstract

Individual and team decision-making have crucial influence on the level of success of every software project. Even though several studies were already conducted, which concerned design decision rationale documentation approaches, a few of them focused on performances and evaluated them in laboratory. This paper proposes a technique to document design decision rationale, and evaluates experimentally the impact such a technique has on effectiveness and efficiency of individual/team decision-making in presence of requirement changes. The study was conducted as a controlled experiment. Fifty post-graduate Master students performed in the role of experiment subjects. Documented design decisions regarding the Ambient Intelligence paradigm constituted the experiment objects. Main results of the experiment show that, for both individual and team-based decision-making, effectiveness significantly improves, while efficiency remains unaltered, when decision-makers are allowed to use, rather not use, the proposed design rationale documentation technique. Copyright 2006 ACM.
ISESE'06 - 5th ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering
Rio de Janeiro
21 September 2006 through 22 September 2006
5
ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering
Rilevanza internazionale
contributo
21-set-2006
Settore ING-INF/05 - Sistemi di Elaborazione delle Informazioni
English
Design decision rationale; Experimental evaluation; Individual and team decision-making
Computational efficiency; Decision making; Intelligent systems; Program documentation; Project management; Design decision rationale; Experimental evaluation; Individual decision making; Team decision making; Software design
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Falessi, D., Cantone, G., Becker, M. (2006). Documenting design decision rationale to improve individual and team design decision making: An experimental evaluation. In ISCE'06 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering (pp.134-143). Los Alamitos : Computer Society [10.1145/1159733.1159755].
Falessi, D; Cantone, G; Becker, M
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