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When have you designed enough levels in the hierarchy? Are submodules enough, or does the architect need to design sub-sub-sub-submodules? Here’s a good test of our claim for when architecture stops. Module decomposition is about achieving independent development and modifiability. Both are achieved by carefully assigning coherent responsibilities to each module. When the modules you’ve designed are finegrained enough to satisfy the system’s modifiability and independent development requirements, you’ve discharged your obligation as an architect.

For some audiences, it prescribes what should be true, placing constraints on decisions yet to be made. For other audiences, it describes what is true, recounting decisions already made about a system’s design. The best architecture documentation for, say, performance analysis may well be different from the best architecture documentation we would wish to hand to an implementer. And both of these will be different from what we put in a new hire’s “welcome aboard” package or a briefing we put together for an executive.

And both of these will be different from what we put in a new hire’s “welcome aboard” package or a briefing we put together for an executive. The process of documentation planning and review needs to ensure support for all the relevant needs. We can see that many different kinds of people are going to have a vested interest in an architecture document. They hope and expect that the architecture document will help them do their respective jobs. Understanding their uses of architecture documentation is essential, as those uses determine the important forms.

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