The lonesome architect

Rik Farenhorst, Johannes Ferdinand Hoorn, Patricia Lago, Hans Van Vliet

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Abstract

Although the benefits are well-known and undisputed, sharing architectural knowledge is not something architects automatically do. In an attempt to better understand what architects really do and what kind of support they need for sharing knowledge, we have conducted large-scale survey research. The results of our study indicate that architects can be characterized as rather lonesome decision makers who mainly consume, but neglect documenting and actively sharing architectural knowledge. Acknowledging this nature of architects suggests ways to develop more effective support for architectural knowledge sharing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Joint Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture and European Conference on Software Architecture, WICSA/ECSA 2009
Pages61-70
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 Joint Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture and European Conference on Software Architecture, WICSA/ECSA 2009 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Sep 200917 Sep 2009

Conference

Conference2009 Joint Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture and European Conference on Software Architecture, WICSA/ECSA 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period14/09/0917/09/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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