The content requirements of IEEE 1471 are stated in the terminology of the conceptual framework. These requirements dene what it means for an architectural description (AD) to conform to the Standard. The principles
underlying these requirements are brief summarized here. ADs are interest-relative: The audiences for an AD are the various stakeholders of the system, each with specic concerns (such as security, performance, or constructability)
for the architecture. An AD should be explicit in addressing these stakeholders. Therefore, an AD must explicitly identify the system's stakeholders and their concerns for the system.
Concerns form the basis for completeness: An AD must addresses all stakeholders' concerns. If it does not, it is by denition, incomplete. Multiple views: An AD is organized into one or more views. Each view is a representation of the entire system of interest intended to address a particular set of
stakeholder concerns. Although the use of views is hardly new with
IEEE 1471, its contribution is to motivate the use of views (the source of much hand-waving in the Software Architecture literature) with respect to addressing specifc concerns of specic stakeholders.
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