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Lisa Brownsword
October 2014 - Technical Note A Method for Aligning Acquisition Strategies and Software Architectures

Topics: Acquisition Support

This report describes the third year of the SEI's research into aligning acquisition strategies and software architecture.

February 2014 - Technical Note Results in Relating Quality Attributes to Acquisition Strategies

Topics: Acquisition Support

This technical note describes the second phase of a study that focuses on the relationships between software architecture and acquisition strategy -- more specifically, their alignment or misalignment.

June 2013 - Technical Note Isolating Patterns of Failure in Department of Defense Acquisition

Topics: Acquisition Support

This report documents an investigation into issues related to aligning acquisition strategies with business and mission goals.

August 2010 - Technical Report A Framework for Modeling the Software Assurance Ecosystem: Insights from the Software Assurance Landscape Project

Topics: Software Assurance, Cybersecurity Engineering

In this report, the authors describe the SEI Assurance Modeling Framework, piloting to prove its value, and insights gained from that piloting.

May 2010 - Webinar Engineering Improvement in Software Assurance: A Landscape Framework

Topics: Cybersecurity Engineering, Software Assurance

In this 2010 webinar, Carol Woody describes and presents a pilot of the Assurance Modeling Framework, and discusses insights gained from its application.

October 2009 - Presentation Organizational Implications of Systems of Systems

Topics: System of Systems

The is a tutorial presentation on systems of systems and their organizational implications, including effects on governance and reward structures. Replete with examples.

June 2008 - Technical Note SoS Navigator 2.0: A Context-Based Approach to System-of-Systems Challenges

Topics: System of Systems

This report introduces the fundamental concepts, processes, and techniques of the SoS Navigator approach. It also presents case studies that show the use of SoS Navigator in healthcare, military, and civilian government systems-of-systems contexts.

June 2007 - Presentation Survival in a Systems of Systems World

Topics: System of Systems

Presented: June 2007

October 2006 - Special Report An Examination of a Structural Modeling Risk Probe Technique

Topics: Acquisition Support, System of Systems

This report examines a structural dynamic analysis modeling technique called Projective ANalysis (PAN) that was used on an interoperability technical probe of a NATO modernization program.

April 2006 - Technical Note System-of-Systems Navigator: An Approach for Managing System-of-Systems Interoperability

Topics: System of Systems

This technical note introduces the System-of-Systems Navigator (SoS Navigator), the collection and codification of essential practices for building large-scale systems of systems.

June 2005 - Technical Note Using Earned Value Management (EVM) in Spiral Development

Topics: Acquisition Support, System of Systems

This report explores the fundamental challenges in using Earned Value Management (EVM) with spiral development processes and proposes adaptations to some EVM principles to render it more suitable for today's software-intensive systems.

March 2004 - Technical Report Current Perspectives on Interoperability

Topics: System of Systems

This 2004 report describes current research within the software engineering community on the topic of interoperability between software systems.

September 2003 - Technical Report Interpreting Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for COTS-Based Systems

Topics: Process Improvement, CMMI

This 2003 report shows that developing and maintaining COTS-based systems is more than selecting products and managing vendor relationships.

January 2003 - Presentation They Keep Moving the Cheese

Topics: Acquisition Support

“They Keep Moving the Cheese: A Framework for the Evolutionary Acquisition of Large Software Intensive Systems” was delivered by Cecilia Albert and Lisa Brownsword in 2003.

November 2002 - Technical Report Evolutionary Process for Integrating COTS-Based Systems (EPIC) Building, Fielding, and Supporting Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) Based Solutions

Topics: Acquisition Support

This 2002 document is the first release of a full description of the EPIC framework along with its activities and artifacts.

July 2002 - Technical Report Evolutionary Process for Integrating COTS-Based Systems (EPIC): An Overview

This document is the first release of an overview of the EPIC framework along with its activities and artifacts.

May 2001 - Special Report Spiral Development and Evolutionary Acquisition

Topics: Acquisition Support

DoD Instruction 5000.2 introduced innovations throughout the acquisition cycle. To address this, a workshop was held September 2000. This 2001 report summarizes the workshop and presents its recommendations.

January 2001 - Presentation The Rational Unified Process and the Capability Maturity Model - Integrated Systems/Software Engineering

Topics: CMMI

This tutorial provides a mapping of the Rational Unified Process and CMMI.

October 2000 - Technical Report An Activity Framework for COTS-Based Systems

This 2000 document provides an introduction to COTS activities and practices.

June 2000 - Technical Note Lessons Learned Applying Commercial Off-the-Shelf Products Manufacturing Resource Planning II Program

This report is part of a series of case studies that seek to identify important acquisition, business, and engineering issues surrounding the use of COTS-based systems.

November 1997 - Special Report Workshop on COTS-Based Systems

Topics: System of Systems

This report documents the proceedings of the first Workshop on COTS-Based Systems, held at the SEI in June 1997.

December 1996 - Technical Report A Case Study in Structural Modeling

Topics: Acquisition Support, Software Architecture

This report describes structural modeling, a technique for creating software architectures based on a small set of design elements called structural types.

October 1996 - Technical Report A Case Study in Successful Product Line Development

Topics: Acquisition Support, Software Product Lines

This report describes the experience of a company that builds large, complex, embedded, real-time shipboard command-and-control systems as a product line.