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Donald Firesmith
November 2014 - Presentation Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls

Authors: Donald Firesmith

This TSP Symposium 2014 presentation describes a taxonomy of 145 testing pitfalls in 21 categories, documented by causes, consequences, and recommendations.

April 2014 - Podcast Three Variations on the V Model for System and Software Testing

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Don Firesmith, Suzanne Miller

In this podcast, Don Firesmith presents three variations on the V model of software or system development.

July 2013 - Podcast Common Testing Problems: Pitfalls to Prevent and Mitigate

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith, Suzanne Miller

Don Firesmith discusses problems that occur during testing as well as a framework that lists potential symptoms by which each can be recognized, potential negative consequences, and potential causes, and makes recommendations for preventing them.

May 2010 - Presentation Engineering Safety-and Security-Related Requirements for Software-Intensive Systems (ICSE 2010)

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

Presentation given at the 32nd International Conference on Software Engineering on 4 May 2010.

May 2010 - Presentation QUality Assessment of System Architectures and their Requirements (QUASAR) (SoSECIE 2010)

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

One hour overview presented as a DoD and NDIA System-of-Systems Engineering Collaborator's Information Exchange (SoSECIE) Webinar on May 18, 2010

May 2010 - Presentation Keynote: Engineering Safety-and Security-Related Requirements for Software-Intensive Systems (ICSE 2010)

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

Keynote presentation by Donald Firesmith at SESS'10, as part of the 32nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'2010) in Cape Town, South Africa.

February 2010 - Technical Note Profiling Systems Using the Defining Characteristics of Systems of Systems (SoS)

Topics: Acquisition Support, System of Systems

Authors: Donald Firesmith

This technical note identifies and describes the characteristics that have been used in various definitions of the term system of systems.

April 2009 - Presentation MFESA One-Day Tutorial SSTC 2009

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

Donald Firesmith of the SEI presented a one-day tutorial in the Method Framework for Engineering Systems Architectures (MFESA) at the 2009 SSTC in April 2009.

March 2009 - Presentation Tutorial: The Method-Framework for Engineering System Architectures (MFESA)

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

Tutorial: The Method-Framework for Engineering System Architectures (MFESA).Delivered by Donald Firesmith at the IEEE International Systems Conference, March 23-26, 2009.

March 2009 - Presentation Method Framework for Engineering System Architecture

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

This brief tutorial of the Method Framework for Engineering System Architecture was delivered in March 2009 at the IEEE International Systems Conference by Donald Firesmith.

March 2009 - Presentation The Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures (MFESA)

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

A tutorial on the Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures (MFESA) delivered at ICSSEA 2008 on December 10, 2008.

February 2009 - Webinar The Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures

Topics: Software Architecture

Authors: Donald Firesmith

In this 2009 webinar, Donald Firesmith introduces the Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures (MFESA), a methodology based on the concept of situational method engineering.

July 2008 - Technical Report Results of SEI Independent Research and Development Projects (FY 2007)

Topics: Acquisition Support, Software Architecture

Authors: Len Bass, Lui R. Sha, Dennis B. Smith, Kurt C. Wallnau, Jörgen Hansson (University of Skovde), John J. Hudak, Dionisio de Niz, Peter H. Feiler, Donald Firesmith, Mark H. Klein, Kostas Kontogiannis, Grace Lewis, Marin Litoiu (IBM Canada Ltd.), Stefan Schuster

This report describes the independent research and development (IRAD) projects that were conducted during fiscal year 2007 (October 2006 through September 2007).

March 2008 - Presentation The Method-Framework for Engineering Systems Architectures (MFESA)

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

Presented by Don Firesmith on March 12, 2008

February 2008 - Presentation Quality Assessment of System Architectures and their Requirements (QUASAR) Version 3.0

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

Presentation by Donald Firesmith (SEI) on QUASAR, V3.0 (February 2008).

May 2007 - Presentation Engineering Safety- and Security-Related Requirement for Software-Intensive Systems

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

Full-day tutorial presented in May 2007.

February 2007 - Presentation Engineering Safety- and Security-Related Requirements for Software-Intensive Systems (ICCBSS 2007)

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

Presentation given at the 6th IEEE International Conference on COTS-Based Software Systems (ICCBSS) 2007, Alberta, Canada (February-March 2007).

February 2007 - Presentation 2nd International Off-the-Shelf Development Method Workshop Report

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

Presentation given at the 6th IEEE International Conference on COTS-Based Software Systems (ICCBSS) 2007, Alberta, Canada (February-March 2007).

October 2006 - Presentation Tutorial: Quality Assessment Of System Architectures and Their Requirements (QUASAR)

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

A tutorial presented by Donald Firesmith at the 9th Annual Systems Engineering Conference, held from October 23-27, 2006,in San Diego, California.

October 2006 - Presentation Method Engineering using OPFRO

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

Presented: June 2006

October 2006 - Presentation Quality Assessment of System Architectures and Their Requirements

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

Presented: March 2007

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.

March 2006 - Presentation Engineering Safety- and Security-Related Requirements for Software-Intensive Systems (SEPG 2006)

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

This presentation was delivered by Donald Firesmith at SEPG 2006.

March 2006 - Presentation Engineering Safety-Related Requirements for Software-Intensive Systems (SEPG 2006)

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

This presentation on engineering safety-related requirements for software-intensive systems was delivered by Donald Firesmith of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at SEPG 2006.

September 2005 - Presentation Engineering Safety-Related Requirements for Software-Intensive Systems (September 2005)

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

This presentation on engineering safety-related requirements for software-intensive systems was delivered by Donald Firesmith at the 13th IEEE International Requirements Conference in 2005.

September 2005 - White Paper Using the OPEN Process Framework to Produce a Situation-Specific Requirements Engineering Method

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith, B. Henderson-Sellers, D. Zowghi

The OPEN Process Framework (or OPF) is an appropriate focused requirements engineering method (REM) that facilitates the search for a mechanism that will support the flexible creation of a number of tailored REMs from a single base.

May 2005 - Presentation Achieving Quality Requirements with Reused Software Components: Challenges to Successful Reuse

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

In this MPEC 2005 presentation, Donald Firesmith of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) discusses how to achieve quality requirements with reusable software.

May 2005 - White Paper A Taxonomy of Security-Related Requirements

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

This paper addresses the problems associated with a lack of a clear security taxonomy by identifying four different types of security-related requirements, providing them with clear definitions, and placing them within an organizing hierarchical taxonomy.

May 2005 - White Paper Method Engineering and COTS Evaluation

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: B. Henderson-Sellers, C. Gonzalez-Perez, M.K.Serour, Donald Firesmith

This position paper argues that a successful COTS evaluation process should be based on the principles of method engineering (ME).

September 2004 - White Paper A Taxonomy of Safety-Related Requirements

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

This paper describes a taxonomy of these different kinds of safety-related requirements, and clearly and briefly defines and describes each of the above categories of safety-related requirements.

December 2003 - Technical Note Common Concepts Underlying Safety, Security, and Survivability Engineering

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

In this report, Donald Firesmith presents information models that identify and define concepts underlying safety, security, and survivability engineering.

September 2003 - Presentation Reusable Security Requirements

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

presentation from RE'2003 RHAS'03 Workshop, September 12, 2003

September 2003 - Presentation The Business Case for Requirements Engineering

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

presentation from RE'2003 RHAS'03 Workshop, September 12, 2003

September 2003 - White Paper Analyzing and Specifying Reusable Security Requirements

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith

A system cannot have high assurance if it has poor security, and thus, requirements for high assurance systems will logically include security requirement as well as availability, reliability, and robustness requirements.