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Gary Chastek
December 2012 - White Paper A Framework for Software Product Line Practice, Version 5.0

Topics: Software Architecture, Software Product Lines

Authors: Linda M. Northrop, Paul C. Clements, Reed Little, John McGregor, Liam O'Brien, Felix Bachmann, John K. Bergey, Gary Chastek, Sholom G. Cohen, Patrick Donohoe, Lawrence G. Jones, Robert W. Krut, Jr.

The framework for software product line practice describes the activities and practices in which an organization must be competent before it can benefit from fielding a product line of software systems.

April 2012 - Presentation It Takes an Ecosystem

Topics: Software Product Lines

Authors: Gary Chastek, John McGregor

This presentation introduces the STRategic Ecosystem Analysis Method (STREAM), which uses the architecture construct of a view to reduce model complexity.

June 2010 - Technical Report Software Product Lines: Report of the 2010 U.S. Army Software Product Line Workshop

Topics: Software Product Lines

Authors: John K. Bergey, Gary Chastek, Sholom G. Cohen, Patrick Donohoe, Lawrence G. Jones, Linda M. Northrop

This report synthesizes presentations and discussions from a 2010 workshop to discuss product line practices and operational accomplishments.

August 2009 - Technical Note Formulation of a Production Strategy for a Software Product Line

Topics: Software Product Lines

Authors: Gary Chastek, Patrick Donohoe, John McGregor

This 2009 report describes a technique for formulating the production strategy of a production system.

March 2006 - Technical Note Toward Measures for Software Architectures

Topics: Measurement and Analysis, Software Architecture

Authors: Gary Chastek, Robert Ferguson

In this 2006 report, the authors describe the results of a preliminary investigation into measures for software architecture.

March 2004 - Technical Note A Study of Product Production in Software Product Lines

Topics: Software Product Lines

Authors: Gary Chastek, Patrick Donohoe, John McGregor

This 2004 report presents the results of a study that focused on how product line organizations create products.

October 2003 - Technical Note Measures for Software Product Lines

Topics: Measurement and Analysis, Software Product Lines

Authors: David Zubrow, Gary Chastek

This 2003 report characterizes the status of measurement associated with the operation of a software product line, suggests a small set of measures to support its management, and provides guidance for those establishing measurement activities within a software product line.

September 2003 - Technical Report Product Line Analysis for Practitioners

Topics: Software Product Lines

Authors: Gary Chastek, Patrick Donohoe

This 2003 technical report describes the addition of development requirements to product line analysis.

September 2002 - Technical Note Product Line Production Planning for the Home Integration System Example

Topics: Software Product Lines

Authors: Gary Chastek, Patrick Donohoe, John McGregor

This 2002 technical note examines the significant characteristics of the production plans of three hypothetical organizations that create product lines of home integration systems.

June 2002 - Technical Report Guidelines for Developing a Product Line Production Plan

Topics: Software Product Lines

Authors: Gary Chastek, John McGregor

This 2002 technical report provides guidance for creating, using, and evaluating a production plan, which is a description of how core assets are to be used to develop a product in a product line.

April 2001 - Technical Report Product Line Analysis: A Practical Introduction

Topics: Software Product Lines

Authors: Gary Chastek, Patrick Donohoe, Kyo C. Kang (Pohang University of Science and Technology), Steffen Thiel (Robert Bosch GmbH)

This 2001 report provides a practical introduction to product line requirements modeling. The report describes product line analysis in the context of product line development and shows how a requirements model is built based on object modeling, use-case modeling, and feature-modeling techniques.

January 2000 - Technical Report The Architecture Based Design Method

Topics: Software Architecture

Authors: Felix Bachmann, Len Bass, Gary Chastek, Patrick Donohoe, Fabio Peruzzi

This paper presents the Architecture Based Design (ABD) method for designing the high-level software architecture for a product line or long-lived system.

April 1998 - Technical Report Second Product Line Practice Workshop Report

Topics: Software Product Lines

Authors: Len Bass, Gary Chastek, Paul C. Clements, Linda M. Northrop, Dennis B. Smith, James Withey

This report synthesizes the presentations and discussions from the Second SEI Product Line Practice Workshop, held in November 1997. Workshop participants identified factors involved in product line practices and analyzed issues in the areas of software engineering, technical management, and enterprise management.

December 1996 - Technical Report A Case Study in Structural Modeling

Topics: Acquisition Support, Software Architecture

Authors: Gary Chastek, Lisa Brownsword

This report describes structural modeling, a technique for creating software architectures based on a small set of design elements called structural types.

December 1993 - Technical Report An ADA Binding to the SAFENET Lightweight Application Services

Authors: B. Craig Meyers, Gary Chastek

This document describes an ADA binding to the Survivable ADAptable Fiber Optic Embedded Network (SAFENET) lightweight application services.

October 1993 - Technical Report The Use of ASN.1 and XDR for Data Representation in Real-Time Distributed Systems

Topics: Performance and Dependability

Authors: B. Craig Meyers, Gary Chastek

This report provides an overview of two standards that are used for data specification and representation in distributed systems.

December 1991 - Technical Report Requirements Engineering and Analysis Workshop Proceedings

Authors: Gary Chastek, Mark H. Graham, Gregory Zelesnik

At the 1991 Requirements Engineering and Analysis Workshop was held to brainstorm ways in which the DoD deal more effectively with the requirements of mission-critical systems.

June 1991 - Technical Report Notes on Applications of the SQL ADA Module Description Language (SAMeDL)

Authors: Gary Chastek, Mark H. Graham, Gregory Zelesnik

This 1991 report shows how the SAMeDL can be adapted and extended to provide services to applications needing advanced features or having other unusual requirements.

March 1991 - Technical Report Rationale for SQL ADA Module Description Language SAMeDL

Authors: Gary Chastek, Mark H. Graham, Gregory Zelesnik

This document is a companion to the SAMeDL Reference Manual. Whereas the Reference Manual is meant to be precise, the Rationale is meant to be clear.

March 1991 - Technical Report Rationale for SQL ADA Module Language Description (SAMeDL)

Authors: Gary Chastek, Mark H. Graham, Gregory Zelesnik

This 1991 document provides an explanation of the problem solved by the SQL Ada Module Description Language (SAMeDL).

November 1990 - Technical Report The SQL ADA Module Description Language SAMeDL, Version 3.75

Authors: Gary Chastek, Mark H. Graham, Gregory Zelesnik

This 1990 manual outlines the SQL ADA Module Description Language (SAMeDL), which is used to describe database services needed by ADA application programs.