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Michael J. Gagliardi
November 2015 - Presentation Experiences in Migrations of Legacy Systems

Authors: William G. Wood, Michael J. Gagliardi, Philip Bianco

This presentation describes a rational way for modernizing a legacy system using system architectural concepts to develop architectural options, create a scorecard, apply the scorecard, and present the results with recommendations to decision makers.

November 2015 - Presentation SoS Architectures - Identifying Architecture, Engineering and Capability Challenges Early in the Lifecycle

Authors: Michael J. Gagliardi, Timothy Morrow, William G. Wood

The SEI has applied its Mission Thread Workshop (MTW) approach on a variety of system of systems (SoS) architectures in DoD organizations. This talk presents the MTW in the context of a DoD mission-critical SoS example.

November 2015 - Presentation Paying Due Diligence to Software Architecture in Acquisition

Authors: Michael J. Gagliardi, Timothy Morrow

This presentation describes approaches that the SEI has used with program offices to adopt software architecture and quality attribute practices in acquisition contexts.

April 2015 - Presentation When and Where to Apply the Family of Architecture-Centric Methods

Authors: Timothy Morrow, Michael J. Gagliardi, William G. Wood

This talk covers the family of architecture-centric methods that we have developed and used with DoD and commercial customers to clarify requirements and identify risks.

March 2015 - Podcast Introduction to the Mission Thread Workshop

Topics: System of Systems, Software Architecture

Authors: Michael J. Gagliardi

In this podcast, Mike Gagliardi introduces the Mission Thread Workshop, a method for understanding architectural and engineering considerations for developing and sustaining systems of systems.

October 2013 - Technical Report Introduction to the Mission Thread Workshop

Topics: Software Architecture, System of Systems

Authors: Michael J. Gagliardi, William G. Wood, Timothy Morrow

This report introduces the Mission Thread Workshop, a method for understanding architectural and engineering considerations for developing and sustaining systems of systems. It describes the three phases of the workshop and explains the steps of each.

May 2013 - Webinar Architecting in a Complex World: Uncovering Architectural Challenges in a System of Systems

Topics: Software Architecture, System of Systems

Authors: Michael J. Gagliardi

Mike Gagliardi describes development challenges in usability/automation, capability gaps, resource management, training, migration of legacy systems, and collaboration that they have identified from 46 Mission Thread Workshops.

May 2013 - Presentation Mission Thread Workshop (MTW): Preparation and Execution

Topics: Software Architecture, System of Systems

Authors: Michael J. Gagliardi, Timothy Morrow, William G. Wood

This presentation describes the Mission Thread Workshop (MTW) and its benefits. The three phases for conducting an MTW are explained, as well as how the MTW fits into system-of-systems architecture development and analysis.

May 2013 - Article Architecting for Large-Scale Agile Development: A Risk-Driven Approach

Topics: Software Architecture

Authors: Ipek Ozkaya, Michael J. Gagliardi, Robert Nord

This article focuses on two agile architecting methods that provide rapid feedback on the state of agile team support: architecture-centric risk factors for adoption of agile development at scale and incremental architecture evaluations.

May 2012 - Presentation Mission Thread Workshops: Lessons Learned

Authors: Michael J. Gagliardi, William G. Wood

A presentation from the Facilitated Architecture Techniques track at SATURN 2012, May 7-11, 2012, St Petersburg, FL.

May 2011 - Presentation Mission Thread Workshops: Lessons Learned in End-to-End Capability and Quality Attribute Specification for SoS Architecture Development

Authors: Michael J. Gagliardi, Timothy Morrow, William G. Wood

A presentation from SATURN 2011 that explains lessons learned from mission thread workshops (MTW) as an early architecture development step.

November 2010 - Technical Note A Workshop on Analysis and Evaluation of Enterprise Architectures

Topics: Software Architecture

Authors: John Klein, Michael J. Gagliardi

This report summarizes a workshop on the analysis and evaluation of enterprise architectures that was held at the SEI in April of 2010.

May 2010 - Presentation System of Systems Architecture Centric Acquisition

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: John K. Bergey, Michael J. Gagliardi, William G. Wood

This tutorial presentation describes the SEI's system of systems architectural engagements and how they can be applied within programs and organizations to improve acquisition success.

January 2010 - Webinar SoS Architecture Evaluation and Quality Attribute Specification

Topics: Software Architecture, System of Systems

Authors: Michael J. Gagliardi

Mike Gagliardi shares a SoS architecture definition and evaluation approach that involves stakeholders in augmenting end-to-end mission threads with quality attribute considerations.

October 2009 - Presentation System of Systems Quality Attribute Specification and Architecture Evaluation

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: Michael J. Gagliardi, William G. Wood, Timothy Morrow, John Klein

This tutorial presentation describes an SoS Architecture Engagement in the context of a DoD mission-critical SoS example.

March 2009 - Article A Uniform Approach for System of Systems Architecture Evaluation

Topics: Software Architecture, System of Systems

Authors: Michael J. Gagliardi, William G. Wood, John Klein, John Morley

This article outlines an approach for capturing quality attribute requirements in mission threads early in the development process to analyze SoS architectures.

March 2009 - Technical Report U.S. Army Workshop on Exploring Enterprise, System of Systems, System, and Software Architectures

Topics: Acquisition Support, Software Architecture

Authors: John K. Bergey, Stephen Blanchette, Jr., Paul C. Clements, Michael J. Gagliardi, Rob Wojcik, William G. Wood, John Klein

This report confirms that various architectural genres enjoy more commonalities than differences. Each one has its own important knowledge base, and openness among the various architectural tasks within an organization is growing in importance.

May 2007 - Presentation System of Systems Architecture Evaluation with Concurrent Development (SATURN 2007)

Authors: Michael J. Gagliardi, William G. Wood

This presentation will describe an approach to integrating several factors in such a way that successful evaluation of the SoS architecture against the mission threads can take place.

July 2006 - Handbook QUASAR: A Method for the Quality Assessment of Software-Intensive System Architectures

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith, Peter Capell, Joseph P. Elm, Michael J. Gagliardi, Timothy Morrow, Linda Roush (Naval Air Systems Command, U.S. Navy), Lui R. Sha

This 2006 handbook documents the QUASAR (QUality Assessment of System ARchitectures) method for assessing the quality of the architecture of a software-intensive system.

April 2006 - Presentation Bridging System and Software Architecture (SATURN 2006)

Authors: Michael J. Gagliardi, William G. Wood

This SATURN 2006 working session was a facilitated forum intended to capture the then-current state of practice for integrating system and software architectures. Participants also worked to identify architecture integration gaps and technical obstacles.

September 2000 - Technical Report Simplex Architecture Performance and Cost

Topics: Performance and Dependability

Authors: Michael J. Gagliardi, Theodore F. Marz, Neal Altman, Julie A. Walker

The Simplex Architecture facilitates the building of dependable and upgradable real-time systems. This paper examines Simplex performance and the costs associated with its use.

March 1996 - Technical Report An Architectural Description of the Simplex Architecture

Topics: Acquisition Support, Performance and Dependability, Software Architecture

Authors: JoseGermanRivera, AlejandroAndresDanylyszyn, Charles B. Weinstock, Lui R. Sha, Michael J. Gagliardi

This report describes SEI-developed Simplex, a software architecture for dependable and evolvable process-control systems.

December 1995 - Technical Report Training Guidelines: Purchasing Training for a Software Organization

Authors: Maribeth Carpenter, Michael J. Gagliardi, Harvey K. Hallman, Ragunathan Rajkumar

This 1995 report includes a set of training guidelines that focuses on many of the issues surrounding the purchasing of software engineering training.

December 1989 - Special Report Recommendations from the AIA/SEI Workshop on Research Advances Required for Real-Time Software Systems in the 1990s

Authors: William Sweet, Michael J. Gagliardi, Mark H. Klein, Reed Little, Roger Van Scoy, Robert Veltre, Charles B. Weinstock

This report summarizes the discussions held at a 1989 workshop to facilitate communication between implementers of future software-critical large systems and those who sponsor or perform software-related research.