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Thursday, April 30 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
When and Where to Apply the Family of Architecture-Centric Methods

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In this presentation, we discuss architecture-centric methods that have been developed and used with DoD, federal, and commercial customers. The architecture-centric methods include the Quality Attribute Workshop (QAW), Mission Thread Workshop (MTW), Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM), System ATAM, and System of Systems (SoS) Architecture Evaluation. The conceptual flow of each method with its inputs and outputs is presented to provide a foundation for the participants. We demonstrate how the methods are used to support requirements elicitation, evaluate architectures, and identify potential risks. The methods, especially when used together, provide lightweight, flexible processes to address systems, SoS, and software architectures. We discuss examples that show how the methods have been combined and where variations can be made to support different situations. Applying these methods early in a program’s life cycle to clarify requirements and identify potential risks enables the program to address and mitigate potential issues before finalizing designs.

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Mike Gagliardi

Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
Mike Gagliardi is a principal engineer at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute. He has a Master of Science in Computer Science. |
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Tim Morrow

Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
Tim Morrow is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in the Software Solutions Division. He develops and implements architecture-centric approaches to support the acquisition, development, and analysis of SoS, system, and software architectures for DoD and non-DoD programs. Before joining the SEI, he was a hardware diagnostic manager at Marconi Communications, a... Read More →
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Bill Wood

Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
Bill Wood has worked at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute for the last 25 years and has performed a combination of research activities and customer-interactive activities. He currently works in the Software Solutions Division, focusing on developing and implementing methods that can be used to expose risks in a system or system-of-systems architecture. The evaluation methods are based on the Architecture Tradeoff... Read More →

Thursday April 30, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
3. Salon E

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