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Risk Themes Discovered Through Architecture Evaluations

  • September 2006
  • By Len Bass, Robert Nord, William G. Wood, David Zubrow
  • This 2006 report analyzes the output of 18 evaluations conducted using the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis (ATAM). The goal of the analysis was to find patterns in the risk themes identified during those evaluations.
  • Software Architecture
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-2006-TR-012
  • Abstract

    This technical report analyzes the output of 18 evaluations conducted using the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) developed by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute. The goal of this analysis was to find patterns in the risk themes identified during those evaluations. The major results are

    • a categorization of risk themes
    • the observation that twice as many risk themes are risks of "omission" as are risks of "commission"
    • a failure to find a relationship between the business/mission goals of a system and the risk themes revealed during an ATAM evaluation of that system
    • a failure to find a relationship between the domain of a system being evaluated and the risk themes associated with the development of that system
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SEI

Bass, Len; Nord, Robert; Wood, William; & Zubrow, David. Risk Themes Discovered Through Architecture Evaluations. CMU/SEI-2006-TR-012. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 2006. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8111

IEEE

Bass. Len, Nord. Robert, Wood. William, and Zubrow. David, "Risk Themes Discovered Through Architecture Evaluations," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2006-TR-012, 2006. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8111

APA

Bass, Len., Nord, Robert., Wood, William., & Zubrow, David. (2006). Risk Themes Discovered Through Architecture Evaluations (CMU/SEI-2006-TR-012). Retrieved June 28, 2017, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8111

CHI

Len Bass, Robert Nord, William Wood, & David Zubrow. Risk Themes Discovered Through Architecture Evaluations (CMU/SEI-2006-TR-012). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8111

MLA

Bass, Len., Nord, Robert., Wood, William., & Zubrow, David. 2006. Risk Themes Discovered Through Architecture Evaluations (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2006-TR-012). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8111

BibTex

@techreport{BassRiskThemes2006,
title={Risk Themes Discovered Through Architecture Evaluations},
author={Len Bass and Robert Nord and William Wood and David Zubrow},
year={2006},
number={CMU/SEI-2006-TR-012},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8111} }