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Attribute-Driven Design (ADD), Version 2.0

Abstract

This report revises the Attribute-Driven Design (ADD) method that was developed by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute. The motivation for revising ADD came from practitioners who use the method and want ADD to be easier to learn, understand, and apply.

The ADD method is an approach to defining a software architecture in which the design process is based on the software quality attribute requirements. ADD follows a recursive process that decomposes a system or system element by applying architectural tactics and patterns that satisfy its driving quality attribute requirements.  

This technical report revises the steps of ADD and offers practical guidelines for carrying out each step. In addition, important design decisions that should be considered at each step are provided.

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SEI

Wojcik, Rob; Bachmann, Felix; Bass, Len; Clements, Paul; Merson, Paulo; Nord, Robert; & Wood, William. Attribute-Driven Design (ADD), Version 2.0 (CMU/SEI-2006-TR-023). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8147

IEEE

Wojcik. Rob, Bachmann. Felix, Bass. Len, Clements. Paul, Merson. Paulo, Nord. Robert, and Wood. William, "Attribute-Driven Design (ADD), Version 2.0," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2006-TR-023, 2006. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8147

APA

Wojcik, Rob., Bachmann, Felix., Bass, Len., Clements, Paul., Merson, Paulo., Nord, Robert., & Wood, William. (2006). Attribute-Driven Design (ADD), Version 2.0 (CMU/SEI-2006-TR-023). Retrieved August 01, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8147

CHI

Rob Wojcik, Felix Bachmann, Len Bass, Paul Clements, Paulo Merson, Robert Nord, & William Wood. Attribute-Driven Design (ADD), Version 2.0 (CMU/SEI-2006-TR-023). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8147

MLA

Wojcik, Rob., Bachmann, Felix., Bass, Len., Clements, Paul., Merson, Paulo., Nord, Robert., & Wood, William. 2006. Attribute-Driven Design (ADD), Version 2.0 (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2006-TR-023). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8147