System of Systems Quality Attribute Specification and Architecture Evaluation
This tutorial presentation describes an SoS Architecture Engagement comprising the Mission Thread Workshop, the Architecture Challenge Workshop, the SoS Architecture Evaluation and the System and Software Architecture Evaluation methods in the context of a DoD mission-critical SoS example. The benefits of applying these methods is explained, including the points in the acquisition and development life cycles where each method provides the most leverage. The presentation also explains how to identify key stakeholders that are needed to make the methods successful. It describes how the results of these engagements can be applied within programs and organizations to reduce cost and risk and improve program success.