Publication Type:

Journal Article


IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Springer New York LLC, Volume 9278, p.137-145 (2015)





Architectural decision, Architectural knowledge, decision making, Decision process, Design, Group Decision Making, knowledge management, Management science, Multiple stakeholders, Social dimensions, Social perspective, Social structure, Software architecture


<p>An architecture is recognised to be the output of a (group) design decision process. This process typically involves multiple stakeholders composed into a group with a socio-technical connotation. From a group decision making perspective, the various stakeholders involved in a design decision process analyze a given problem, propose alternate solutions, indicate their preferred alternative, and arrive at a consensus on the best possible solution. From an organisational and social perspective, the various stakeholders involved in a decision process form an organisational social structure (OSS). These structures have a significant impact on project success. In this work, we explore the overlaps and interconnections between group decision-making dynamics and the corresponding social and organisational dimensions, in the context of architectural knowledge management. We use a meta-model to illustrate these overlaps and interconnections. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.</p>


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Cite this Research Publication

Ha Muccini, Tamburri, D. Ab, and Rekha, VcSmrithi, “On the social dimensions of architectural decisions”, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol. 9278, pp. 137-145, 2015.