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Use of the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) in Source Selection of Software-Intensive Systems

Technical Note
This report explains the role of software architecture evaluation in a source selection and describes the contractual elements that are needed to support its use.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2002-TN-010
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6585656.v1

Abstract

Software architecture is critical to the quality of a software-intensive system. For an acquisition organization, such as the Department of Defense (DoD), the ability to evaluate software architectures as early as possible in an acquisition can have a favorable impact on the delivered system. This technical note explains the role of software architecture evaluation in a source selection and describes the contractual elements that are needed to support its use. The note then briefly describes the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) and provides an example that shows how to apply this method in a source selection. The example includes sample contractual language that an acquirer can adapt to meet specific acquisition needs.

Cite This Technical Note

Bergey, J., Fisher, M., & Jones, L. (2002, June 1). Use of the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) in Source Selection of Software-Intensive Systems. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2002-TN-010). Retrieved July 24, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585656.v1.

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title={Use of the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) in Source Selection of Software-Intensive Systems},
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Bergey, John, Matthew Fisher, and Lawrence Jones. "Use of the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) in Source Selection of Software-Intensive Systems." (CMU/SEI-2002-TN-010). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, June 1, 2002. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585656.v1.

J. Bergey, M. Fisher, and L. Jones, "Use of the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) in Source Selection of Software-Intensive Systems," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2002-TN-010, 1-Jun-2002 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585656.v1. [Accessed: 24-Jul-2024].

Bergey, John, Matthew Fisher, and Lawrence Jones. "Use of the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) in Source Selection of Software-Intensive Systems." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2002-TN-010). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Jun. 2002. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585656.v1. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Bergey, John; Fisher, Matthew; & Jones, Lawrence. Use of the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) in Source Selection of Software-Intensive Systems. CMU/SEI-2002-TN-010. Software Engineering Institute. 2002. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585656.v1