Architecture Decision Record (ADR) Template

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๐Ÿ‘Œ Its recommended to store ADRs in your Git/Version-Control repository, close to your code or on the wiki page if it has to be accessible to non-developers too.

[Short, descriptive title of the decision]

Date: [Date when the decision was made or recorded, in DD-MM-YYYY format]

Status

[Proposed, Accepted, Deprecated, Superseded, etc.]

Author

[Name of the person or team responsible for making this decision]

Context

[Describe the technical, business, or environmental context that necessitated this decision. Explain the problem or challenge that needs to be addressed.]

Decision

[Clearly describe the decision or solution that has been chosen.]

Alternatives

  • [List alternative solutions or approaches that were considered but not chosen. Briefly describe the pros and cons of each alternative. Best, in a tabular format.]

Rationale

[Explain the reasons behind the decision. Provide detailed justification for choosing the selected solution. Address the context and why this option is the best fit.]

Consequences

[Describe the expected consequences of implementing this decision. Include both positive and negative outcomes, impacts on the system, and any trade-offs made.]

References

  • [Links or references to relevant documentation, articles, or external sources that influenced the decision-making process.]
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