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Quality Attribute Workshops

  • Abstract

    Quality Attribute Workshops (QAW) provide a method for evaluating a software-intensive system architecture during the acquisition phase of major programs. The architecture is evaluated against a number of critical quality attributes, such as availability, performance, security, interoperability, and modifiability. The evaluation is based on scenarios that capture questions and concerns elicited from various stakeholders. In this paper, we provide a rationale for developing the process and describe it in detail. We follow this with a list of lessons learned and discuss how these lessons have helped us evolve the process to its current state.

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SEI

Barbacci, Mario; Ellison, Robert; Stafford, Judith; Weinstock, Charles; & Wood, William. Quality Attribute Workshops (CMU/SEI-2001-TR-010 ). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5613

IEEE

Barbacci. Mario, Ellison. Robert, Stafford. Judith, Weinstock. Charles, and Wood. William, "Quality Attribute Workshops," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2001-TR-010 , 2001. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5613

APA

Barbacci, Mario., Ellison, Robert., Stafford, Judith., Weinstock, Charles., & Wood, William. (2001). Quality Attribute Workshops (CMU/SEI-2001-TR-010 ). Retrieved December 20, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5613

CHI

Mario Barbacci, Robert Ellison, Judith Stafford, Charles Weinstock, & William Wood. Quality Attribute Workshops (CMU/SEI-2001-TR-010 ). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5613

MLA

Barbacci, Mario., Ellison, Robert., Stafford, Judith., Weinstock, Charles., & Wood, William. 2001. Quality Attribute Workshops (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2001-TR-010 ). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5613