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Cecilia Albert
October 2014 - Technical Note A Method for Aligning Acquisition Strategies and Software Architectures

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Lisa Brownsword, Cecilia Albert, David J. Carney, Patrick R. Place

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

Authors: Lisa Brownsword, Cecilia Albert, David J. Carney, Patrick R. Place

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

Authors: Lisa Brownsword, Cecilia Albert, David J. Carney, Patrick R. Place, Charles (Bud) Hammons, John J. Hudak

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

February 2011 - Special Report A Framework for Evaluating Common Operating Environments: Piloting, Lessons Learned, and Opportunities

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Cecilia Albert, Steve Rosemergy

This report explores the interdependencies among common language, business goals, and soft-ware architecture as the basis for a common framework for conducting evaluations of software technical solutions.

December 2010 - Technical Report Beyond Technology Readiness Levels for Software: U.S. Army Workshop Report

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Stephen Blanchette, Jr., Cecilia Albert, Suzanne Garcia-Miller

This report synthesizes presentations, discussions, and outcomes from the "Beyond Technology Readiness Levels for Software" workshop from August 2010.

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

Topics: Process Improvement, CMMI

Authors: Barbara Tyson, Cecilia Albert, Lisa Brownsword

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

Authors: Cecilia Albert, Lisa Brownsword

“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

Authors: Cecilia Albert, Lisa Brownsword, David Bentley (U.S. Air Force), Thomas Bono (MITRE), Edwin J. Morris, Deborah Pruitt (MITRE)

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

Authors: Cecilia Albert, Lisa Brownsword, David Bentley (U.S. Air Force), Thomas Bono (MITRE), Edwin J. Morris, Deborah Pruitt (MITRE)

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

Authors: Fred Hansen, Elliot Axelband, Lisa Brownsword, Eileen C. Forrester, John T. Foreman, Cecilia Albert

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.