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Use of the ATAM in the Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems

Technical Note
This report discusses the role of software architecture evaluations in a system acquisition and describes the contractual elements that are needed to accommodate architecture evaluations in an acquisition. The report also provides an example of contractual language that incorporates the ATAM as a software architecture evaluation method in a system acquisition.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2001-TN-009
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6585668.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 early in an acquisition can have a favorable impact on the delivered system. This technical note discusses the role of software architecture evaluations in a system acquisition and describes the contractual elements that are needed to accommodate architecture evaluations in an acquisition. The note then provides an example of contractual language that incorporates the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) as a software architecture evaluation method in a system acquisition.

Cite This Technical Note

Bergey, J., & Fisher, M. (2001, September 1). Use of the ATAM in the Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2001-TN-009). Retrieved March 3, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585668.v1.

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Bergey, John, and Matthew Fisher. "Use of the ATAM in the Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems." (CMU/SEI-2001-TN-009). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, September 1, 2001. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585668.v1.

J. Bergey, and M. Fisher, "Use of the ATAM in the Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2001-TN-009, 1-Sep-2001 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585668.v1. [Accessed: 3-Mar-2024].

Bergey, John, and Matthew Fisher. "Use of the ATAM in the Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2001-TN-009). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Sep. 2001. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585668.v1. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Bergey, John; & Fisher, Matthew. Use of the ATAM in the Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems. CMU/SEI-2001-TN-009. Software Engineering Institute. 2001. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585668.v1