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Patrick R. Place
November 2015 - Presentation Designing the Infrastructure for an Enterprise IT System

Authors: William E. Novak, Patrick R. Place

This presentation discusses five issues faced by government organizations embarking on the development of enterprise-wide IT systems that integrate and modernize legacy system functions.

October 2014 - Technical Note A Method for Aligning Acquisition Strategies and Software Architectures

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Lisa Brownsword, Cecilia Albert, David J. Carney, Patrick R. Place

This report describes the third year of the SEI's research into aligning acquisition strategies and software architecture.

May 2014 - Podcast Using Quality Attributes to Improve Acquisition

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Patrick Place, Suzanne Miller

In this podcast, Patrick Place describes research aimed at determining how acquisition quality attributes can be expressed and used to facilitate alignment among the software architecture and acquisition strategy.

February 2014 - Technical Note Results in Relating Quality Attributes to Acquisition Strategies

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Lisa Brownsword, Cecilia Albert, David J. Carney, Patrick R. Place

This technical note describes the second phase of a study that focuses on the relationships between software architecture and acquisition strategy -- more specifically, their alignment or misalignment.

June 2013 - Technical Note Isolating Patterns of Failure in Department of Defense Acquisition

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Lisa Brownsword, Christopher J. Alberts, David J. Carney, Patrick R. Place, Charles (Bud) Hammons, John J. Hudak

This report documents an investigation into issues related to aligning acquisition strategies with business and mission goals.

March 2010 - Technical Report Testing in Service-Oriented Environments

Topics: Service-Oriented Architecture, Software Architecture, System of Systems

Authors: Edwin J. Morris, William Anderson, Sriram Balasubramaniam, David J. Carney, John Morley, Patrick R. Place, Soumya Simanta

This report makes 65 recommendations for improving testing in service-oriented environments. It covers testing functionality and testing for interoperability, security, performance, and reliability qualities.

January 2007 - Technical Note Conditions for Achieving Network-Centric Operations in Systems of Systems

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David Fisher, B. Craig Meyers, Patrick R. Place

This 2007 report lists conditions that must prevail to achieve effective acquisition, development, and use of systems of systems.

October 2006 - Technical Note System-of-Systems Governance: New Patterns of Thought

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: Edwin J. Morris, Patrick R. Place, Dennis B. Smith

This 2006 technical note examines the ways in which six key characteristics of good IT governance are affected by the autonomy of individual systems in a system of systems.

March 2006 - Technical Note Requirements Management in a System-of-Systems Context: A Workshop

Topics: Acquisition Support, System of Systems

Authors: B. Craig Meyers, James Smith, Peter Capell, Patrick R. Place

This 2006 report summarizes the results of a workshop focused on requirements management in a system of systems.

December 2005 - Handbook Software Acquisition Planning Guidelines

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: William E. Novak, Julie B. Cohen, Anthony J. Lattanze, Linda Levine, Patrick R. Place, Ray C. Williams, Carol Woody

This 2005 handbook presents guidance for acquisition planning and strategy topics in a condensed form, and references the primary resources available for each topic.

November 2005 - Technical Note Topics in Interoperability: Infrastructure Replacement in a System of Systems

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David J. Carney, James Smith, Patrick R. Place

This technical note examines the Common Operations System (COS), a large aggregation of independently developed systems, and the risks posed to it by an infrastructure upgrade.

November 2005 - Technical Note Topics in Interoperability: Concepts of Ownership and Their Significance in Systems of Systems

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David J. Carney, Patrick R. Place, William Anderson

This technical note is a brief examination of the concept of ownership and the ways in which it might apply to systems of systems.

August 2005 - Technical Note Some Current Approaches to Interoperability

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David J. Carney, David Fisher, Edwin J. Morris, Patrick R. Place

This 2005 report examines some of the complexities of interoperability and some recent research approaches to achieving it.

March 2005 - Technical Note Topics in Interoperability: System-of-Systems Evolution

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David J. Carney, David Fisher, Patrick R. Place

This report - the first in a series of reports on interoperability - examines how interoperable systems of systems evolve.

December 2004 - Technical Report Rapid Integration Tools for Rapid Application Development A Case Study on Legacy Integration

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: Amit Midha, Ravindra Singh, Lakshimi P. Hari, Patrick R. Place

This 2004 report investigates the rapid integration tools available in the current market. The report presents a generic evaluation framework for identifying and evaluating rapid integration tools and an evaluation of three identified tools.

April 2004 - Technical Report Systems of Systems Interoperability

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: Edwin J. Morris, Linda Levine, Patrick R. Place, Daniel Plakosh, B. Craig Meyers

This technical report documents the findings of an internal research and development effort on system of systems interoperability (SOSI).

March 2004 - Technical Report Current Perspectives on Interoperability

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: Lisa Brownsword, David J. Carney, David Fisher, Grace Lewis, Edwin J. Morris, Patrick R. Place, James Smith, Lutz Wrage, B. Craig Meyers

This 2004 report describes current research within the software engineering community on the topic of interoperability between software systems.

January 2004 - Presentation Improving Acquisition through COTS Risk Identification

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Edwin J. Morris, Patrick R. Place

A presentation made during the 2004 SIS Conference: Improving Acquisition through COTS Risk Identification.

January 2004 - Presentation SOSI: System of Systems Interoperability

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Linda Levine, Edwin J. Morris, Patrick R. Place, Daniel Plakosh

This presentation on System of Systems Interoperability (SOSI) was delivered by Linda Levine, B. Craig Meyers, Edwin J. Morris, Patrick R. Place, and Daniel Plakosh of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in January 2004.

September 2003 - Technical Report SEI Independent Research and Development Projects (FY 2003)

Authors: Felix Bachmann, Sven Dietrich, Peter H. Feiler, Suzanne Garcia-Miller, Mark H. Klein, Edwin J. Morris, Patrick R. Place, Daniel Plakosh, Robert C. Seacord, Anthony J. Lattanze, B. Craig Meyers, John McHugh, Len Bass, David J. Carney

This report describes the IR&D projects that were conducted during fiscal year 2003 (October 2002 through September 2003).

September 2003 - Technical Report Identifying Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Product Risks: The COTS Usage Risk Evaluation

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: David J. Carney, Edwin J. Morris, Patrick R. Place

This 2003 report describes the development of an approach to reduce the number of program failures attributable to COTS software: the COTS Usage Risk Evaluation (CURE).

June 2003 - Technical Note Proceedings of the System of Systems Interoperability Workshop (February 2003)

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: Linda Levine, Edwin J. Morris, Patrick R. Place, Daniel Plakosh, B. Craig Meyers

This report documents the model of interoperability presented and the findings from the System of Systems Interoperability Workshop, held in February 2003.

May 2003 - Technical Report A Basis for an Assembly Process for COTS-Based Systems (APCS)

Authors: David J. Carney, Patrick R. Place, Tricia Oberndorf

This paper describes a generic process framework for developing software systems based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.

January 2003 - Presentation Acquisition Practices: Good and Bad

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Tricia Oberndorf, Patrick R. Place

This presentation on acquisition practices was delivered by Tricia Oberndorf and Pat Place of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in January 2003.

October 2001 - Technical Report An Enterprise Information System Data Architecture Guide

Authors: Grace Lewis, Santiago Comella-Dorda, Patrick R. Place, Daniel Plakosh, Robert C. Seacord

This report describes a sample data architecture in terms of a collection of generic architectural patterns that define and constrain how data is managed in a system that uses the J2EE platform and the OAGIS.

August 2001 - Technical Report Maintaining Transactional Context: A Model Problem

Authors: Daniel Plakosh, Santiago Comella-Dorda, Patrick R. Place, Robert C. Seacord, Grace Lewis

This 2001 report outlines a model problem constructed to verify the feasibility of building a mechanism to modernize a legacy system.

July 2001 - Technical Note Incremental Modernization for Legacy Systems

Authors: Santiago Comella-Dorda, Grace Lewis, Patrick R. Place, Daniel Plakosh, Robert C. Seacord

This 2001 report shows an objective technique for developing an incremental code-migration strategy for large legacy Common Business-Oriented Language (COBOL) systems.

July 2001 - Technical Report Legacy System Modernization Strategies

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: Robert C. Seacord, Santiago Comella-Dorda, Grace Lewis, Patrick R. Place, Daniel Plakosh

This 2001 report discusses alternative development approaches for incrementally modernizing legacy systems.

April 2001 - Special Report Guidance on Commercial-Based and Open Systems for Program Managers

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: Patrick R. Place

This 2001 document discusses various risks and provides guidance that may be used to mitigate those risks.

December 2000 - Special Report Guidance on Commercial-Based and Open Systems for Coast Guard Program Managers

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: Patrick R. Place

This 2000 report is intended for Coast Guard program and assistant programmanagers who will acquire systems containing commercial software products while adopting an open system strategy.

July 2000 - Special Report Spiral Development - Building the Culture: A Report on the CSE-SEI Workshop, February, 2000

Authors: Fred Hansen, John T. Foreman, David J. Carney, Eileen C. Forrester, Caroline P. Graettinger, William C. Peterson, Patrick R. Place

This report summarizes the CSE/SEI February 2000 SDM workshop and presents its recommendations.

June 2000 - Technical Note Lessons Learned Applying Commercial Off-the-Shelf Products Manufacturing Resource Planning II Program

Authors: Lisa Brownsword, Patrick R. Place

This report is part of a series of case studies that seek to identify important acquisition, business, and engineering issues surrounding the use of COTS-based systems.

April 1998 - Special Report Assessment of CORBA and POSIX Designs for FAA En Route Resectorization

Topics: Performance and Dependability

Authors: B. Craig Meyers, Daniel Plakosh, Patrick R. Place, Mark H. Klein, Rick Kazman

This report addresses the use of different technologies and an architectural tradeoff approach on a typical En Route system problem.

February 1991 - Technical Report Formal Development of ADA Programs Using Z and Anna: A Case Study

Authors: Patrick R. Place, William G. Wood

This 1991 report describes ANNotated ADA (Anna), a method for the formal development of ADA programs from a formal specification written in Z.

May 1990 - Technical Report Survey of Formal Specification Techniques for Reactive Systems

Authors: Patrick R. Place, William G. Wood, Mike Tudball

This report, published in 1990, develops a set of evaluation criteria and evaluates Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP), the Vienna Development Method (VDM), and temporal logic.