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Technical Report

Quality Attribute Workshops, 2nd Edition

  • Abstract

    Quality attribute workshops (QAWs) provide a method for analyzing a systems architecture against a number of critical quality attributes, such as availability, performance, security, interoperability, and modifiability, that are derived from mission or business goals. The QAW does not assume the existence of a software architecture. It was developed to complement the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) in response to customer requests for a method to identify important quality attributes and clarify system requirements before there is a software architecture to which the ATAM could be applied. The analysis is based on applying a set of test cases to a system architecture. These test cases include questions and concerns elicited from stakeholders associated with the system. The process of building the test cases allows stakeholders to communicate among themselves, thereby exposing assumptions that may not have surfaced during requirements elicitation. Our experience to date includes multiple QAWs that were held with four different U.S. government acquisition programs.  

    This is the second edition of a technical report describing QAWs. This report clarifies the context in which a QAW is applicable, provides a rationale for developing the process and describes it in detail, and concludes with a list of lessons learned and a discussion of how these lessons have helped evolve the process to its current state.

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SEI

Barbacci, Mario; Ellison, Robert; Lattanze, Anthony; Stafford, Judith; Weinstock, Charles; & Wood, William. Quality Attribute Workshops, 2nd Edition. CMU/SEI-2002-TR-019. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 2002. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6113

IEEE

Barbacci. Mario, Ellison. Robert, Lattanze. Anthony, Stafford. Judith, Weinstock. Charles, and Wood. William, "Quality Attribute Workshops, 2nd Edition," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2002-TR-019, 2002. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6113

APA

Barbacci, Mario., Ellison, Robert., Lattanze, Anthony., Stafford, Judith., Weinstock, Charles., & Wood, William. (2002). Quality Attribute Workshops, 2nd Edition (CMU/SEI-2002-TR-019). Retrieved December 09, 2016, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6113

CHI

Mario Barbacci, Robert Ellison, Anthony Lattanze, Judith Stafford, Charles Weinstock, & William Wood. Quality Attribute Workshops, 2nd Edition (CMU/SEI-2002-TR-019). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6113

MLA

Barbacci, Mario., Ellison, Robert., Lattanze, Anthony., Stafford, Judith., Weinstock, Charles., & Wood, William. 2002. Quality Attribute Workshops, 2nd Edition (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2002-TR-019). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6113

BibTex

@techreport{BarbacciQualityAttribute2002,
title={Quality Attribute Workshops},
edition={2nd},
author={Mario Barbacci and Robert Ellison and Anthony Lattanze and Judith Stafford and Charles Weinstock and William Wood},
year={2002},
number={CMU/SEI-2002-TR-019},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6113} }