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Use of the ATAM in the Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems

  • September 2001
  • By John K. Bergey, Matt Fisher
  • This report discusses the role of software architecture evaluations in a system acquisition and describes the contractual elements that are needed to accommodate architecture evaluations in an acquisition. The report also provides an example of contractual language that incorporates the ATAM as a software architecture evaluation method in a system acquisition.
  • Acquisition Support Software Architecture
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-2001-TN-009
  • Abstract

    Software architecture is critical to the quality of a software-intensive system. For an acquisition organization, such as the Department of Defense (DoD), the ability to evaluate software architectures early in an acquisition can have a favorable impact on the delivered system. This technical note discusses the role of software architecture evaluations in a system acquisition and describes the contractual elements that are needed to accommodate architecture evaluations in an acquisition. The note then provides an example of contractual language that incorporates the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) as a software architecture evaluation method in a system acquisition.

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SEI

Bergey, John; & Fisher, Matthew. Use of the ATAM in the Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems. CMU/SEI-2001-TN-009. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 2001. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5465

IEEE

Bergey. John, and Fisher. Matthew, "Use of the ATAM in the Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2001-TN-009, 2001. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5465

APA

Bergey, John., & Fisher, Matthew. (2001). Use of the ATAM in the Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems (CMU/SEI-2001-TN-009). Retrieved September 25, 2016, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5465

CHI

John Bergey, & Matthew Fisher. Use of the ATAM in the Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems (CMU/SEI-2001-TN-009). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5465

MLA

Bergey, John., & Fisher, Matthew. 2001. Use of the ATAM in the Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2001-TN-009). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5465

BibTex

@techreport{BergeyUseof2001,
title={Use of the ATAM in the Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems},
author={John Bergey and Matthew Fisher},
year={2001},
number={CMU/SEI-2001-TN-009},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5465} }