Accession Number:

ADA445650

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

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 MethodSM ATAMSM as a software architecture evaluation method in a system acquisition.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE