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Attribute-Driven Design (ADD), Version 2.0

Technical Report
This report revises the steps of the Attribute-Driven Design (ADD) method and offers practical guidelines for carrying out each step.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2006-TR-023
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6572066.v1

Abstract

This report revises the Attribute-Driven Design (ADD) method that was developed by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute. The motivation for revising ADD came from practitioners who use the method and want ADD to be easier to learn, understand, and apply.

The ADD method is an approach to defining a software architecture in which the design process is based on the software quality attribute requirements. ADD follows a recursive process that decomposes a system or system element by applying architectural tactics and patterns that satisfy its driving quality attribute requirements.  

This technical report revises the steps of ADD and offers practical guidelines for carrying out each step. In addition, important design decisions that should be considered at each step are provided.

Cite This Technical Report

Wojcik, R., Bachmann, F., Bass, L., Clements, P., Merson, P., Nord, R., & Wood, W. (2006, November 1). Attribute-Driven Design (ADD), Version 2.0. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2006-TR-023). Retrieved February 27, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572066.v1.

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title={Attribute-Driven Design (ADD), Version 2.0},
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number={CMU/SEI-2006-TR-023},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
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Wojcik, Robert, Felix Bachmann, Len Bass, Paul Clements, Paulo Merson, Robert Nord, and William Wood. "Attribute-Driven Design (ADD), Version 2.0." (CMU/SEI-2006-TR-023). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, November 1, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572066.v1.

R. Wojcik, F. Bachmann, L. Bass, P. Clements, P. Merson, R. Nord, and W. Wood, "Attribute-Driven Design (ADD), Version 2.0," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2006-TR-023, 1-Nov-2006 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572066.v1. [Accessed: 27-Feb-2024].

Wojcik, Robert, Felix Bachmann, Len Bass, Paul Clements, Paulo Merson, Robert Nord, and William Wood. "Attribute-Driven Design (ADD), Version 2.0." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2006-TR-023). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Nov. 2006. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572066.v1. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Wojcik, Robert; Bachmann, Felix; Bass, Len; Clements, Paul; Merson, Paulo; Nord, Robert; & Wood, William. Attribute-Driven Design (ADD), Version 2.0. CMU/SEI-2006-TR-023. Software Engineering Institute. 2006. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572066.v1