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Proceedings of the First Software Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Workshop

September 2005 Technical Note
Robert Nord, Len Bass, Paul C. Clements, Linda M. Northrop, James E. Tomayko

This report describes the format, discussion, and results of the first SATURN workshop, and outlines the plans for future SATURN workshops. 


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The first Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Software Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Workshop was held on April 6-7, 2005, at the SEI in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Software systems engineers, architects, technical managers, and product managers exchanged best practices and lessons learned in applying SEI software architecture technology in an architecture-driven development or acquisition project. In the closing session, workshop participants noted the following highlights: peer collaboration, shared understanding, SEI technical staff presence, developing metrics that measure benefits, exploring case studies that highlight how to apply architecture-centric methods, learning what's new in software architecture, learning about the acquisition support available for software architecture, and agreeing that software architecture technology has reached the early majority.

This report describes the workshop format, discussion, and results, as well as plans for future SATURN workshops.