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Using the SEI Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method to Evaluate WIN-T: A Case Study

Technical Note
This report describes the application of the SEI ATAM (Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method) to the U.S. Army's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) system.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2005-TN-027

Abstract

The software architecture of a software-intensive system greatly determines system quality. Evaluating that architecture for fitness of purpose before the system is implemented or undergoes a major modification is a cost-effective approach to uncovering deficiencies early and reducing risk. When used appropriately, software architecture evaluations can have a favorable effect on a delivered or modified government system.

This technical note describes the application of the SEI Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) to the U.S. Army's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) system. The WIN-T system is being developed by a government-contractor team headquartered at the U.S. Army's Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) in Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. This technical note presents the WIN-T program context, the definition of software architecture, and the background of the WIN-T organization and system being evaluated. It also provides a general overview of the ATAM process, describes the application of the ATAM to the WIN-T system, presents important results, and summarizes the benefits the program received.

Cite This Technical Note

Clements, P., Bergey, J., & Mason, D. (2005, September 1). Using the SEI Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method to Evaluate WIN-T: A Case Study. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2005-TN-027). Retrieved April 23, 2024, from https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/using-the-sei-architecture-tradeoff-analysis-method-to-evaluate-win-t-a-case-study/.

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Clements, Paul, John Bergey, and David Mason. "Using the SEI Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method to Evaluate WIN-T: A Case Study." (CMU/SEI-2005-TN-027). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, September 1, 2005. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/using-the-sei-architecture-tradeoff-analysis-method-to-evaluate-win-t-a-case-study/.

P. Clements, J. Bergey, and D. Mason, "Using the SEI Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method to Evaluate WIN-T: A Case Study," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2005-TN-027, 1-Sep-2005 [Online]. Available: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/using-the-sei-architecture-tradeoff-analysis-method-to-evaluate-win-t-a-case-study/. [Accessed: 23-Apr-2024].

Clements, Paul, John Bergey, and David Mason. "Using the SEI Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method to Evaluate WIN-T: A Case Study." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2005-TN-027). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Sep. 2005. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/using-the-sei-architecture-tradeoff-analysis-method-to-evaluate-win-t-a-case-study/. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Clements, Paul; Bergey, John; & Mason, David. Using the SEI Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method to Evaluate WIN-T: A Case Study. CMU/SEI-2005-TN-027. Software Engineering Institute. 2005. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/using-the-sei-architecture-tradeoff-analysis-method-to-evaluate-win-t-a-case-study/