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Software Architecture Evaluation with ATAM in the DoD System Acquisition Context

Technical Note
This report explains the basics of software architecture and software architecture evaluation in a system acquisition context.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-99-TN-012

Abstract

Many modern defense systems rely heavily on software to achieve system functionality. Because software architecture is a major determinant of software quality, it follows that software architecture is critical to the quality of a software-intensive system. For a Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition organization, the ability to evaluate software architectures can have a favorable impact on the delivered system. This technical note explains the basics of software architecture and software architecture evaluation in a system-acquisition context. It also sets the context for applying software architecture evaluation based on the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) in the DoD acquisition environment. Future versions of this technical note will expand upon this conceptual approach and provide additional details drawn from real experiences.

Cite This Technical Note

Bergey, J., Fisher, M., Jones, L., & Kazman, R. (1999, September 1). Software Architecture Evaluation with ATAM in the DoD System Acquisition Context. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-99-TN-012). Retrieved July 12, 2024, from https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-architecture-evaluation-with-atam-in-the-dod-system-acquisition-context/.

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author={Bergey, John and Fisher, Matthew and Jones, Lawrence and Kazman, Rick},
title={Software Architecture Evaluation with ATAM in the DoD System Acquisition Context},
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year={1999},
number={CMU/SEI-99-TN-012},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
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Bergey, John, Matthew Fisher, Lawrence Jones, and Rick Kazman. "Software Architecture Evaluation with ATAM in the DoD System Acquisition Context." (CMU/SEI-99-TN-012). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, September 1, 1999. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-architecture-evaluation-with-atam-in-the-dod-system-acquisition-context/.

J. Bergey, M. Fisher, L. Jones, and R. Kazman, "Software Architecture Evaluation with ATAM in the DoD System Acquisition Context," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-99-TN-012, 1-Sep-1999 [Online]. Available: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-architecture-evaluation-with-atam-in-the-dod-system-acquisition-context/. [Accessed: 12-Jul-2024].

Bergey, John, Matthew Fisher, Lawrence Jones, and Rick Kazman. "Software Architecture Evaluation with ATAM in the DoD System Acquisition Context." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-99-TN-012). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Sep. 1999. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-architecture-evaluation-with-atam-in-the-dod-system-acquisition-context/. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Bergey, John; Fisher, Matthew; Jones, Lawrence; & Kazman, Rick. Software Architecture Evaluation with ATAM in the DoD System Acquisition Context. CMU/SEI-99-TN-012. Software Engineering Institute. 1999. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-architecture-evaluation-with-atam-in-the-dod-system-acquisition-context/