The ORION project is developing a decision support tool prototype called COACH (an acronym for Component Option Analysis in Cooperation with Humans), where the different research results of the project are integrated and validated, including different decision processes, estimation methods, and context models.
The software is available as open source on GitHub (https://github.com/orion-research/coach).
A public instance of COACH has been setup to allow other researchers and practitioners to experiment with the tool without having to install any software. COACH can be reached at: https://orion.sics.se
The GRADE taxonomy, developed within the project, provides a structured way of characterising decisions for software-intensive systems through the lenses of five top-level elements, namely Goals (G), Roles (R), Assets (A), Decision methods and criteria (D) and Environment (E). These five elements are refined in detail to provide a common terminology that can be used by researchers and practitioners to document decisions and identify appropriate elements that could affect decisions during the decision-making process.
Findings from ORION are primarily reported through scientific publications, but we also share our results at workshops and dedicated industry days. Furthemore, we develop COACH under an open source licence.
Decision-Support for Component-Based
Software Engineering of Cyber-Physical Systems