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Cecilia Albert
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.

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

Topics: Acquisition Support

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

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

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.