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Quality Attribute Workshops (QAWs), Third Edition

October 2003 Technical Report
Mario R. Barbacci, Robert J. Ellison, Anthony J. Lattanze, Judith A. Stafford, Charles B. Weinstock, William G. Wood

This report describes the newly revised QAW (Quality Attribute Workshop) and describes potential uses of the refined scenarios generated during it.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-2003-TR-016

Abstract

The Quality Attribute Workshop (QAW) is a facilitated method that engages system stakeholders early in the life cycle to discover the driving quality attributes of a software-intensive system. The QAW was developed to complement the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) and provides a way to identify important quality attributes and clarify system requirements before the software architecture has been created.

This is the third edition of a technical report describing the QAW. We have narrowed the scope of a QAW to the creation of prioritized and refined scenarios. This report describes the newly revised QAW and describes potential uses of the refined scenarios generated during it.