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Quality Attribute Workshops (QAWs), Third Edition

  • Abstract

    The Quality Attribute Workshop (QAW) is a facilitated method that engages system stakeholders early in the life cycle to discover the driving quality attributes of a software-intensive system. The QAW was developed to complement the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) and provides a way to identify important quality attributes and clarify system requirements before the software architecture has been created.

    This is the third edition of a technical report describing the QAW. We have narrowed the scope of a QAW to the creation of prioritized and refined scenarios. This report describes the newly revised QAW and describes potential uses of the refined scenarios generated during it.

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SEI

Barbacci, Mario; Ellison, Robert; Lattanze, Anthony; Stafford, Judith; Weinstock, Charles; & Wood, William. Quality Attribute Workshops (QAWs), Third Edition (CMU/SEI-2003-TR-016). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6687

IEEE

Barbacci. Mario, Ellison. Robert, Lattanze. Anthony, Stafford. Judith, Weinstock. Charles, and Wood. William, "Quality Attribute Workshops (QAWs), Third Edition," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2003-TR-016, 2003. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6687

APA

Barbacci, Mario., Ellison, Robert., Lattanze, Anthony., Stafford, Judith., Weinstock, Charles., & Wood, William. (2003). Quality Attribute Workshops (QAWs), Third Edition (CMU/SEI-2003-TR-016). Retrieved December 17, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6687

CHI

Mario Barbacci, Robert Ellison, Anthony Lattanze, Judith Stafford, Charles Weinstock, & William Wood. Quality Attribute Workshops (QAWs), Third Edition (CMU/SEI-2003-TR-016). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6687

MLA

Barbacci, Mario., Ellison, Robert., Lattanze, Anthony., Stafford, Judith., Weinstock, Charles., & Wood, William. 2003. Quality Attribute Workshops (QAWs), Third Edition (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2003-TR-016). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6687