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Using Architecture-Centric Engineering on a TSP Project

  • Author(s): Luis Carballo, Jim McHale, Robert Nord
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  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Type: Presentation
  • Topics: TSP
  • Description: A presentation from SATURN 2011 on architecture-centric engineering and its uses with TSP.
This presentation was created for the SATURN conference series and does not necessarily reflect the positions and views of the Software Engineering Institute.


In summer 2009, the SEI began a project with Bursatec (the IT arm of the Mexican Stock Exchange) to replace their main online stock-trading engine. The project has aggressive goals for performance and delivery and must function flawlessly.

The SEI answer to this challenge was to blend two of its methodologies, architecture-centric engineering (ACE) and the Team Software Process (TSP). Those attending the presentation will learn how:

  • Key concepts of the TSP framework, and a process structure for iterative development by self-directed teams, provide management early visibility into the team progress.
  • ACE practices are combined with TSP to launch the architecture phase of a project, and can help guide and train junior architects throughout the phase.
  • An architecture-centered approach provided early measures of quality. The combined approach offers help to organizations to set an architecture/developer team in motion using mature, disciplined engineering practices that produce quality software quickly.

This presentation was given at SATURN 2011 in Burlingame, CA.