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Architecture Analysis Overview and Observations

April 2006 Video
Don O'Connell (Boeing Company)

Architecture Analysis Overview and Observations by Don O'Connell, Software/Systems Architect, The Boeing Company. Presented at Saturn 2006.


Software Engineering Institute


This presentation lists some of the key software/system architectural analysis that we use on our products. Then, the presentation focuses on the application of ATAM and QAW to a variety of products over the last 3+ years. Only publicly releasable information is described. Overview of our ATAM process adjustments and focuses are described. Keys to success are highlighted. Overview of ATAM/QAW results and risk mitigation activities are described.

Don has worked as a Software/Systems engineer for the Boeing Company for 23 years, has a Masters in Software Engineering. The last 7 years Don has worked in Boeing Phantom Works. He has worked on approximately 35 projects as software/system architecture consultant and/or problem solver during the last 7 years. The projects span all business units of Boeing, customers include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, DoD, NASA, DOE, several countries military and several commercial airlines. Products that Don has worked on include many commercial airplane types, satellite systems, spacecraft, helicopters, jet fighters and (C4ISR ground, sea and airborne systems) to name a few.