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Software Architecture Evaluation with ATAM in the DoD System Acquisition Context

  • Abstract

    Many modern defense systems rely heavily on software to achieve system functionality. Because software architecture is a major determinant of software quality, it follows that software architecture is critical to the quality of a software-intensive system. For a Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition organization, the ability to evaluate software architectures can have a favorable impact on the delivered system. This technical note explains the basics of software architecture and software architecture evaluation in a system-acquisition context. It also sets the context for applying software architecture evaluation based on the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) in the DoD acquisition environment. Future versions of this technical note will expand upon this conceptual approach and provide additional details drawn from real experiences.

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SEI

Bergey, John; Fisher, Matthew; Jones, Lawrence; & Kazman, Rick. Software Architecture Evaluation with ATAM in the DoD System Acquisition Context (CMU/SEI-99-TN-012). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1999. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13301

IEEE

Bergey. John, Fisher. Matthew, Jones. Lawrence, and Kazman. Rick, "Software Architecture Evaluation with ATAM in the DoD System Acquisition Context," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Note CMU/SEI-99-TN-012, 1999. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13301

APA

Bergey, John., Fisher, Matthew., Jones, Lawrence., & Kazman, Rick. (1999). Software Architecture Evaluation with ATAM in the DoD System Acquisition Context (CMU/SEI-99-TN-012). Retrieved December 21, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13301

CHI

John Bergey, Matthew Fisher, Lawrence Jones, & Rick Kazman. Software Architecture Evaluation with ATAM in the DoD System Acquisition Context (CMU/SEI-99-TN-012). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1999. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13301

MLA

Bergey, John., Fisher, Matthew., Jones, Lawrence., & Kazman, Rick. 1999. Software Architecture Evaluation with ATAM in the DoD System Acquisition Context (Technical Report CMU/SEI-99-TN-012). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13301