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Acquisition Support Publications by Topic

Below is a collection of presentations, podcasts and publications sorted by topic. Also see the Library for the full catalog of items.

Acquisition Improvement COTS and Reuse
Acquisition Life Cycles Interoperability
Acquisition and Software Maintenance and Sustainment
Assurance Miscellaneous
Acquisition Strategy Requirements
Agile Methods Small Manufacturing
Architecture Systems Engineering
Process Improvement Models
Testing and Evaluation

Acquisition Improvement


Podcast - Using Quality Attributes to Improve Acquisition, Place, Patrick, May 2014

Presentation - Modeling the Evolution of a Science Project in Software-Reliant System Acquisition Programs, Moore, Andrew P.; Novak, William, July 2013

Podcast - Joint Programs and Social Dilemmas, Novak, William, June 2013

Presentation - Understanding the Drivers Behind Software Acquisition Program Performance, Moore, Andrew P.; Novak, William E., April 2013

Podcast - The Evolution of a Science Project, Moore, Andrew P.; Novak, William E., April 2013

Technical Report - The Evolution of a Science Project: A Preliminary System Dynamics Model of a Recurring Software-Reliant Acquisition Behavior, William E. Novak, Andrew P. Moore (CERT), Christopher J. Albert, CMU/SEI-2012-TR-001, July 2012

Special Report - A Closer Look at 804: A Summary of Considerations for DoD Program Managers, Stephany Bellomo, CMU/SEI-2011-SR-015, December 2011

Technical Report - Success in Acquisition: Using Archetypes to Beat the Odds, William Novak, September 2010

Technical Report - Program Executive Officer Aviation, Major Milestone Reviews: Lessons Learned Report, Scott Reed and Kathryn Ambrose Sereno, September 2010

Presentation - We Have All Been Here Before: Recurring Patterns Across 12 U.S. Air Force Acquisition Programs, Novak, William and Williams, Ray, April 2010

Presentation - Status of Ongoing Work in Software TRAs/TRLs, Bandor, Michael and Garcia Miller, Suzanne, April 2010

Presentation - Characterizing Technical Software Performance Within System of Systems Acquisitions: A Step-Wise Methodology, Meyer, Bryce and Wessel, James, April 2010

Presentation - Acquisition Process Improvement in Stealth Mode: Is it IDEAL?, Wickless, Joe, March 24, 2009

Training Architecture Practices in Army Acquisition. Blanchette, Stephen and Bergey, John; Defense Acquisition Review Journal 15, (3) December 2008

Presentation - How Future Trends in Systems and Software Engineering Bode Well for Enabling Improved Acquisition and Performance of Defense Systems, Nidiffer, Ken, October 2008

Presentation - Future Tends in Systems and Software Engineering – How Future Trends Bode Well for Systems Engineering's Partnership in the Transformation, Nidiffer, Ken, June 2008

Presentation - Identifying Acquisition Patterns of Failure  Using System Archetypes, Linda Levine, April 2008

Presentation - Software Engineering Institute Acquisition Support Program Architecture Product Update, Peter Capell, March 2008

Presentation - Using a Service Oriented Approach in TSAT, Charles Hammons, March 2008

Technical Report - Understanding and Leveraging a Supplier's CMMI Efforts: A Guidebook for Acquirers, CMMI Guidebook for Acquirers Team, CMU/SEI-2007-TR-004, ESC-TR-2007-004, March 2007

Presentation - Using System Archetypes to Identify Failure Patterns in Acquisition, Gibson, Diane; Levine, Linda; and Novak, William E., May 2006

Presentation - Transformation of a Software Development Organization Using Software Acquisition Principles; A Case Study, H. Borst, Frankie Sorrell, Scott Frit, and Lynne Hamilton, DFSG/PN, and Tricia Oberndorf and Eileen Wrubel, SEI

Presentation - Software-Intensive Systems Producibility, Grady Campbell

Special Report - U.S. Army Acquisition—The Program Office Perspective, Keeler, Kristi L., CMU/SEI-2005-SR-014, May 2006

Special Report - U.S. Army Acquisition—The Program Executive Officer Perspective, Blanchette, Stephen, Jr., CMU/SEI-2005-SR-002, March 2005

Benchmarking for Improvement in Army Acquisition, Blanchette, Jr., Stephen and Keeler, Kristi L., news@sei, 2004, Number 3

Transforming Army Acquisition, Blanchette, Jr., Stephen, Army AL&T, July-August 2004, pp. 82-85

The Software Engineering Institute Focuses Expertise on the Transformation of Army Acquisition, September - December issue of Program Manager by Blanchette, Stephen, Jr., 2003

Special Report - Benefits of Improvement Efforts, Capell, Peter, CMU/SEI-2004-SR-010, October 2004

Presentation - State of Practice in DoD Acquisition, and Some Proposed Alternatives, Marz, Ted and Smith, Jim, 2003

Presentation - Why Not Network Centric Acquisition?, Ambrose, Kate; Blanchette, Stephen, Jr.; Monarch, Ira; and Sisti, Frank

Improving Software Intensive Systems for Our Warfighters, Langhout, Jacquelyn and Reed, Lee Scott, Army AL&T, November-December 2004, pp. 35-37

Acquisition Life Cycles

Technical Report - Acquisition Measurement, Creel, Rita; Dean, Joe (USAF); and Jones, Cheryl (U.S. Army)

Technical Note - Software-Intensive Systems Producibility: A Vision and Roadmap (v 0.1), Campbell, Grady, CMU/SEI-2007-TN-017, December 2007

Presentation - Integrating Warfighter-Driven System  of System Innovation into the Acquisition Life Cycle, Ira Monarch and Jim Wessel

Presentation - They Keep Moving the Cheese: A Framework for Evolutionary Acquisition of Large Software Intensive Systems, Albert, Cecilia and Brownsword, Lisa

Acquisition and Software Assurance

Technical Report - Supporting the Use of CERT® Secure Coding Standards in DoD Acquisitions, Morrow, Timothy; Seacord, Robert; Bergey, John; & Miller, Phillip, CMU/SEI-2012-TN-016, July 2012

Presentation - Assurance Cases for Design Analysis of Complex System of Systems Software, Blanchette, Stephen Jr., April 2009

Article - System-of-Systems  Influences on Acquisition Strategy Development, Creel, Rita,; and Ellison, Bob, June 2008

Article - Assuring Software Systems Security: Life Cycle Considerations for Government Acquisitions. Creel, Rita; Build Security In, June 2007

Article - Acquisition Overview: The Challenges. Ellison, Bob & Creel, Rita; Build Security In, June 2007

Acquisition Strategy 

Presentation - Modeling the Evolution of a Science Project in Software-Reliant System Acquisition Programs, Moore, Andrew P.;Novak, William, July 2013

Podcast - Joint Programs and Social Dilemmas, Novak, William, June 2013

Podcast - Acquisition Archetypes, Novak William, September 2013

Podcast - The Evolution of a Science Project, Moore, Andrew P.;Novak, William E., April 2013

Presentation - The Evolution of a Science Project: A Preliminary System Dynamics Model of a Recurring Software-Intensive Acquisition Behavior, William Novak, Andrew Moore, Julie Cohen, Jay Marchetti, October 2012.

Presentation - The Effects of Incentives in Acquisition Competition on Program Outcomes, William Novak and Harry Levinson, September 2012

Technical Report - Strategic Planning with Critical Success Factors and Future Scenarios: An Integrated Strategic Planning Framework, Linda Parker Gates, November 2010

Presentation  - Acquisition Support: Helping Programs Succeed, Program Overview, Brian Gallagher, March 2008

Presentation - Tailoring and Combining the CMMI-ACQ and Quality Models to Improve the Military's Requirements Process, Ira Monarch; Dennis Goldenson, Peter Capell; and Jim Wessel, March 2008

Presentation - SCAMPI Lessons Learned From Experiences in the Field, Lorraine Adams, March 2008

Presentation - Project Management by Functional Capability, Fred Schenker and Bob  Jacobs, March 2008

Technical Report -   Techniques for Developing an Acquisition Strategy by Profiling Software Risks, Ward, Mary Catherine; Elm, Joseph P.; and Kushner, Susan, CMU/SEI-2006-TR-002, August 2006

Presentation - Guidelines for Acquisition Planning, Albert, Cecilia; Bergey, John; Goethert, Wolf; and Morris, Ed

Handbook - Software Acquisition Planning Guidelines, Editor: Novak, William E. Contributors: Cohen, Julie B.; Lattanze, Anthony J.; Levine, Linda; Novak, William E.; Place, Patrick R. H.; Williams, Ray C.; and Woody, Carol, CMU/SEI-2005-HB-006, February 2006

Presentation - A Method for Reasoning About an Acquisition Strategy, Ward, Mary Catherine and Elm, Joseph P.

Agile Methods

Podcast - Agile Software Teams and How They Engage with Systems Engineering on DoD Acquisition Programs, Wrubel, Eileen; Miller, Suzanne, November 2014

Podcast - The State of Agile, Cockburn, Alistair; Miller, Suzanne Miller, October 2014

Technical Note - Agile Methods in Air Force Sustainment: Status and Outlook, Regan, Colleen; Lapham, Mary Ann; Beck, Stephen; Bandor, Michael, October 2014

Podcast - Applying Agile in the DoD: Eighth Principle, Lapham, Mary Ann; Miller, Suzanne, October 2014

Podcast - Applying Agile in the DoD: Seventh Principle, Lapham, Mary Ann; Miller, Suzanne, July 2014

Technical Note - Technical Note - Agile Software Teams: How They Engage with Systems Engineering on DoD Acquisition Programs, Wrubel, Eileen; Miller, Suzanne; Lapham, Mary Ann; Chick, Timothy A. July 2014

Podcast - Applying Agile in the DoD: Sixth Principle, Lapham, Mary Ann; Miller, Suzanne, June 2014

Webinar - Taking Advantage of Agile While Minimizing Risk, Zubrow, Dave, March 2014

Technical Note - Potential Use of Agile Methods in Selected DoD Acquisitions: Requirements Development and Management, Nidiffer, Kenneth; Miller, Suzanne; Carney, David J., April 2014

Technical Note - Agile Metrics: Progress Monitoring of Agile Contractors, Hayes, Will; Miller, Suzanne; Lapham, Mary Ann; Wrubel, Eileen; Chick, Timothy A., January 2014

Podcast: Applying Agile in the DoD: Fifth Principle, Lapham, Mary Ann; Miller, Suzanne, January 2014

White Paper - Agile Security - Review of Current Research and Pilot Usage, Woody, Carol, November 2013

Podcast - Applying Agile in the DoD: Fourth Principle, Lapham, Mary Ann; Miller, Suzanne, October 2013

Podcast - Applying Agile in the DoD: Third Principle, Lapham, Mary Ann; Miller, Suzanne, August 2013.

Technical Note - Parallel Worlds: Agile and Waterfall Differences and Similarities, Steve Palmquist, Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Garcia-Miller, Timothy A. Chick, Ipek Ozkaya, CMU/SEI-2013-TN-021, October 2013.

Podcast - Applying Agile Principles in the DoD: Second Principle, Lapham, Mary Ann; Miller, Suzanne, June 2013

Podcast - Applying Agile in the Department of Defense, Lapham, Mary Ann; Miller, Suzanne, April 2013

Podcast - The Fundamentals of Agile, Chick, Tim, January 2013

Technical Note - DoD Information Assurance and Agile: Challenges and Recommendations Gathered Through Interviews with Agile Program Managers and DoD Accreditation Reviewers, Stephany Bellomo, Carol Woody, CMU/SEI-2012-TN-024, November 2012

Podcast - Agile Acquisition, Lapham, Mary Ann; Miller, Suzanne, September 2012

Technical Note - Agile Methods: Selected DoD Management and Acquisition Concerns, Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Miller, Lorraine Adams, Nanette Brown, Bart Hackemack, Charles (Bud) Hammons, Linda Levine, Alfred Schenker, CMU/SEI-2011-TN-002, October 2011

Technical Note - Considerations for Using Agile in DoD Acquisitions, Lapham, Mary Ann; Williams, Ray; Hammons, Charles (Bud); Burton, Daniel; Schenker, Albert, April 2010

Article - High-Speed Software Development Practices: What Works, What Doesn't, Baskerville, Richard; Ramesh, Balasubramaniam; Levine, Linda; and Pries-Heje, Jan, IT Professional, Internet Software, 8 (4), July-August 2006

Article - Is Internet-Speed Software Development Different? November-December issue of IEEE Software by Baskerville, Richard; Ramesh, Balasubramaniam, Georgia State University; Levine, Linda, SEI; Pries-Heje, Jan, IT University of Copenhagen; and Slaughter, Sandra, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003

Article - Reflections on Software Agility and Agile Methods: Challenges, Dilemmas and the Way Ahead (keynote), Levine, Linda, SEI (2005).  In Mathiassen, L. & Pries-Heje, J. (Eds.). IFIP TC 8 WG 8.6 International Working Conference, Business Agility and Information Technology Diffusion (pp. 353-365), May 8-11, 2005, Atlanta, Georgia: Springer Science + Business Media.

Article - The High Speed Balancing Game, How Software Companies Cope with Internet Speed, Pries-Heje, Jan, IT University of Copenhagen; Baskerville, Richard, Georgia State University; Levine, Linda, SEI; and Balasubramaniam, Ramesh, Georgia State University, originally published in the Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, vol 16, pp. 12-54, 2004.

Architecture

Technical Report - Suggestions for Documenting SOA-Based Systems, Stephany Bellomo, September 2010

Presentation - Quality Assessment of System Architectures and Their Requirements (QUASAR), Firesmith, Donald, May 2010

Presentation - Engineering Safety- and Security-Related Requirements for Software Intensive Systems (ICSE 2010), Firesmith, Donald, May 2010 

Conference Paper/Presentation - The Space-Ground Functionality Tradeoff Revisited, Blanchette, Stephen  (with Hinners, Trisha; Kowalski, Steve; and Stein, Ethan, of Northrop Grumman); American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space 2009, September 14, 2009

Tutorial - Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures (1-day), Firesmith, Donald, April 2009.

Training Architecture Practices in Army Acquisition. Blanchette, Stephen & Bergey, John; Defense Acquisition Review Journal 15, (3) December 2008

Presentation - Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures  (MFESA), Firesmith, Donald, October 2008

Presentation - Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures  (MFESA), Firesmith, Donald, March 2008

Book - Method Framework for Engineering Software Intensive Systems, Firesmith, Don; Capell, Peter; Hammons, Bud; Latimer, Dewitt; and Merendino, Tom (Auerbach 2008)

Tutorial: The Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures (MFESA), Firesmith, Donald,  March 2009

Tutorial - Method Framework for Engineering System  Architectures (MFESA), Firesmith, Donald, February 2008

Tutorial - QUality Assessments for System Architectures and  their Requirements, Firesmith, Donald, February 2008

Technical Report - U.S. Army Workshop on Exploring Enterprise, System of Systems, System, and Software Architectures, Bergey John; Blanchette, Stephen Jr.; Clements, Paul; Gagliardi, Mike; Klein, John; Wojcik, Rob; & Wood, Bill, CMU/SEI-2009-TR-008

Technical Report - Results  of SEI Independent Research and Development Projects,  Firesmith, Don; Klein, Mark; Kontogiannis, Kostas;  Lewis, Grace A.;    Litoiu, Marin; Plakosh, Daniel; Schuster, Stefan; Sha, Lui; Smith, Dennis  B.; & Wallnau,  Kurt

Presentation - Applying Software Architecture Guidelines in a DoD Acquisition, Morrow, Tim

Articles - Donald  Firesmith: Common Requirements Problems, Their Negative Consequences, and the  Industry Best Practices to Help Solve Them. Journal  of Object Technology 6(1): (2007)

Tutorial - Engineering Safety- and Security-Related Requirements for Software-Intensive Systems, Firesmith, Donald, October 2007

Article - Quality Assessment Of System Architectures and Their Requirements  (QUASAR). Firesmith, Donald G.; and Capell, Peter S., Transactions    of the Society for Design and Process Science, 11 (12), June 2007

Technical Report - Progress    Toward an Organic Software Architecture Capability in the U.S. Army,  Blanchette, Stephen Jr.; and Bergey, John, CMU/SEI-2007-TR-010, ESC-TR-2007-010, June 2007

Tutorial -   QUality Assessment of System ARchitectures (QUASAR),  Donald Firesimth, given at the 9th Annual Systems Engineering  Conference, October 23-27, 2006, in San Diego, California

Presentation - Acquiring Evolving Technologies: Web Services Standards, Harry Levinson, given at the 9th Annual Systems Engineering Conference, October 23-27, 2006, in San Diego, California

Handbook - QUASAR: A Method for the QUality Assessment of Software-Intensive System ARchitectures, Firesmith, Donald Firesmith, CMU/SEI-2006-HB-001, August 2006

Article - Architecture-Related  Requirements,  Firesmith, Donald and Capell, Peter. Journal of Object Technology,  March-April 2006

Article - Requirements Engineering Tasks, Firesmith, Donald, Journal  of Object Technology 5(8): (2006)

Presentation -  Architectural Aspects of Long-Lived Ground Systems, Hammons, Charles "Bud", March 2006

Presentation - Sustaining Software-Intensive Systems - A Conundrum, Lapham, Mary Ann, March 2006

Technical Note - Acquiring Evolving Technologies: Web Services Standards, Levinson, Harry L. and O'Brien, Liam, CMU/SEI-2006-TN-001, February 2006

Presentation - Software Product Line in Acquisition, Campbell, Grady

Presentation - Integrating Software Architecture Evaluation in a DoD System Acquisition, Bergey, John and Morrow, Timothy, The Software Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN), April 6-7, 2005

Process Improvement Models

Technical Note - Evaluating Artifact Quality from an Appraisal Perspective, Baker, Emanuel, Fisher, Matt, and Gross, Charlene, CMU/SEI-2009-TN-021, November 2009

Technical Note - Evaluating Process Quality from an Appraisal Perspective, Baker, Emanuel and Fisher, Matt, CMU/SEI-2009-TN-022, November 2009

Presentation - The Last Phase of Process Change—Deployment, Barbour, Rick; and Tyson, Barbara; November 2008

Presentation - Recursion in the CMMI Project Management Process Areas, Fred Schenker and Rick Hefner (Northrop Grumman Mission Systems), November 2008

Presentation - Developing Complex Systems: Using CMMI to Achieve Effective Systems and  Software Engineering Integration, Nidiffer, Ken, November 2008

Presentation -  CMMI: The DoD Perspective. Barbour, Rick,  October 2006

Handbook - Handbook for Conducting Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process, Version 1.1, Hayes, Will; Miluk, Gene; Ming, Lisa; Glover, Margaret; and members of the SCAMPI B and C Project, CMU/SEI-2005-HB-005, December 2005

Presentation - Process In Execution Review (PIER) and the SCAMPI B Method, Adams, Lorraine; Rosa, Lynda; Schenker, Fred; and Swanson, Dale, 2005

Presentation - Samsung SDS' Experience Performing SCAMPI Class A with the People CMM, Barbour, Rick; Park, June; Wemyss, Gian; and Kim, Euisup, 2006

Presentation - The Social Security Administration's Journey to SW-CMM ML3 and Transition to CMMI, Barbour, Rick; Gross, Jon; Waltersdorff, Rod; and Markowski, Lisa, 2005

Presentation - Lessons Learned on Cooperative Government/Industry Appraisals, Benhoff, Melanie G., 2003

Technical Report - CMMI Acquisition Module (CMMI-AM), Version 1.1, Bernard, Tom; Gallagher, Brian; Bate, Roger; and Wilson, Hal, CMU/SEI-2005-TR-011, ESC-TR-2005-011, May 2005

Technical Note - Self-Assessment and the CMMI-AM -- A Guide for Government Program Managers, Blanchette, Stephen, Jr. and Keeler, Kristi, CMU/SEI-2005-TN-004, May 2005

Presentation - Model-Appraisal Method Interactions, Ferguson, Jack R. and Konrad, Mike, Fourth Annual CMMI Technology Conference and Users Group, November 2004

Presentation - The SCAMPI Appraisal Method: Top Ten Myths (2004 Edition), Ferguson, Jack R., Fourth Annual CMMI Technology Conference and Users Group, November 2004

Presentation - Use of CMMI in Acquisition Environments, Gallagher, Brian,  2006

Tutorial: Introduction to the CMMI Acquisition Module (CMMI-AM), Gallagher, Brian and Adams, Lorraine, 2006

Module 1: Background
Module 2: CMMI-AM and Project Management
Module 3: CMMI-AM and Engineering
Module 4: CMMI-AM and Support 
Module 5: CMMI-AM Generic Practices
Module 6: Using CMMI-AM  
Module 7: Conclusion

Presentation - Software Outsourcing with CMMI, Gallagher, Brian; Elm, Joseph P.; and Mishler, John W., 2005

Article - Applying CMMI to Systems Acquisition, Gallagher, Brian P. and Shrum, Sandra, SEI, CrossTalk, August 2004

Presentation - Acquisition Pilot: SCAMPI B/C Pilots in Acquisition Environments, Gallagher, Brian and Ryan, Charlie, 2004

Presentation - Accelerating the Adoption of Improved Acquisition Practices Using Acquisition Pilots, Gallagher, Brian, 2004

Presentation - The Effects of CMMI on Program Performance, Elm, Joseph P. and Goldenson, Dennis R., 2005

Presentation - Process Maturity Profile; CMMI v1.1 SCAMPI v1.1 Appraisal Results, Phillips, Mike, 2004

Presentation - CMMI Version 1.2 and Beyond, Phillips, Mike, 2006

Presentation - A Process-Oriented Practical Approach to Program Office Systems Engineering Management Using CMMI-AM as a Guide, Schenker, Fred, Systems and Software Technology Conference, April 2005

Column, CMMI in Focus, Using CMMI with Suppliers - the Acquirer's Concerns Phillips, Mike, SEI, news@sei, 2005

COTS and Reuse

Technical Report - COTS and Reusable Software Management Planning: A Template for Life-Cycle Management, Anderson, William; Morris, Ed; Smith, Dennis; and Ward, Mary Catherine, CMU/SEI-2007-TR-011, ESC-TR-2007-011, October 2007

Technical Note -   Quantitative Methods for Software Selection and Evaluation,  Bandor, Michael S., CMU/SEI-2006-TN-026, October 2006

Technical Report - Designing for Reuse of Configurable Logic, Elm, Joseph P., CMU/SEI-2005-TR-016, July 2005

Proceedings - Method Engineering and COTS Evaluation, Henderson-Sellers, B; Gonzaled-Perez, C.; Serour, M.K. University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; and Firesmith, Donald G. SEI, Second International Workshop on Models and Processes for the Evaluation of off-the-shelf Components (MPEC'05), Saint Louis, Missouri, May 21, 2005

Interoperability

Special Report - A Framework for Evaluating Common Operating Environments: Piloting, Lessons Learned, and Opportunities, CMU/SEI 2010-SR-025, Cecilia Albert, Steve Rosemergy, February 2011

Presentation - SOSI: System of Systems Interoperability, Levine, Linda; Meyers, Craig; Morris, Ed; Place, Patrick; and Plakosh, Daniel, 2004

Technical Note - Proceedings of the System of Systems Interoperability Workshop, Levine, Linda; Meyers, B. Craig; Morris, Ed; Place, Patrick R. H.; Plakosh, Daniel, CMU/SEI-2003-TN-016, June 2003

Technical Report - U.S. Army Workshop on Exploring Enterprise, System of Systems, System, and Software Architectures, Bergey John; Blanchette, Stephen Jr.; Clements, Paul; Gagliardi, Mike; Klein, John; Wojcik, Rob; & Wood, Bill, CMU/SEI-2009-TR-008

Technical Report -  Including Interoperability in the Acquisition Process, Meyers, B. Craig; Monarch, Ira A.; Levine, Linda; and Smith, James D., CMU/SEI-2005-TR-004, ESC-TR-2005-004, April 2005

Technical Report - Systems of Systems Interoperability, Morris, Edwin; Levine, Linda; Meyers, Craig; Place, Pat; and Plakosh, Dan, CMU/SEI-2004-TR-004, ESC-TR-2004-004, April 2004

Maintenance and Sustainment

Presentation - Mary Ann Lapham, Specifying Initial Design Review (IDR) Final Design Review (FDR) Criteria, tutorial given at the 9th Annual Systems Engineering Conference, October 23-27, 2006, in San Diego, California

Technical Note - Sustaining Software-Intensive Systems, Lapham, Mary Ann, CMU/SEI-2006-TN-007, June 2006

Presentation - Sustaining Software-Intensive Systems - A Conundrum, Lapham, Mary Ann, 2005

Miscellaneous 

Technical Note - A Method for Aligning Acquisition Strategies and Software Architectures, Brownsword, Lisa; Albert, Cecilia; Carney, David J.; Place, Patrick, October 2014

Technical Note - Using Software Development Tools and Practices in Acquisition, Levinson, Harry L.; Librizzi Richard, December 2013

White Paper - A Defect Prioritization Method Based on the Risk Priority Number, Cohen, Julie B.; Ferguson, Robert; Hayes, Will, November 2013

Technical Note: Isolating Patterns of Failure in Department of Defense Acquisition, Brownsword, Lisa; Alberts, Christopher J.; Carney, David J.; Place, Patrick R.; Hammons, Charles (Bud); Hudak, John J., June 2013

Podcast - Common Testing Problems: Pitfalls to Prevent and Mitigate, Firesmith, Donald, July 2013

White Paper - The Perils of Treating Software as a Specialty Engineering Discipline, Korzec, Keith; Merendino, Tom, April 2013

Technical Report - A Decision Framework for Selecting Licensing Rights for Noncommercial Computer Software in the DoD Environment, CMU/SEI-2011-TR-014, Charlene Gross, July 2011

Technical Report - Beyond Technology: Readiness Levels for Software: U.S. Army Workshop Report, Stephen Blanchette Jr., Cecilia Albert, Suzanne Garcia-Miller, CMU/SEI-2010-TR-044, December 2010

Technical Note: Data Rights for Proprietary Software Used in DoD Programs, Cohen, Julie, April 2010

Presentation - Measurement That Works -- Really!, Wessel, James, April 2010

Presentation - Why is R&D in the Cyber and Software Engineering Environment Different? Roberts, Terry, April 2010

Presentation - Selecting Middleware Technologies, Patricia Oberndorf Thomas Merendino, & Soumya Simanta, April 2010 

Technical Note - Profiling Systems Using the Defining Characteristics of Systems of Systems (SoS), Firesmith, Donald, February 2010

Technical Report - Evaluating the Software Design of a Complex System of Systems, Blanchette, Stephen; Crosson, Steven; & Boehm, Barry

Article - Defending the New Silk Road, Meyer, Brice; Armed Forces Journal, September 2009.

Presentation - Renewing the Product Line  Vision, Campbell, Grady

Tutorial - Model-Based Improvement, Reed, Scott, Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) Product Office, September 27, 2007, Huntsville, Alabama

Presentation - Method Engineering  Using OPFRO, Donald Firesmith, European SEPG, June 12-15, 2006,  Amsterdam, Netherlands

Proceedings - Software Patents: Innovation or Litigation?, Levine, Linda. SEI, and Saunders, Kurt. M., CSU, at the IFIP 8.6 Working Conference: IT Innovation for Adaptiveness and Competitive Advantage, May 31-June 2, 2004, Leixlip, Ireland

Proceedings - Networked Technologies: The Role of Networks in the Diffusion and Adoption of Software Process Improvement (SPI) Approaches, Kautz, Karlheinz, Copenhagen Business School; Levine, Linda, SEI; Hefley, Bill, Carnegie Mellon University; Johansen, Jørn,  DELTA; Carsten Højmose Kristensen, Systematic Software Engineering A/S; and Nielsen, Peter Axel, Aalborg University, IFIP 8.6 Working Conference on the Diffusion and Adoption of Networked Information Technologies (pp. 203-211), 2003, Copenhagen, Denmark. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Technical Note - What About Ada? The State of the Technology in 2003, Smith, Jim, CMU/SEI-2003-TN-021, Revised September 2003

Requirements

Presentation - An Innovative Requirements Solution: Combining Six Sigma KJ Language Data Analysis With Automated Content Analysis, Monarch, Ira; Goldenson, Dennis; Stoddard, Robert; SEPG North America 2009, March 24, 2009

Tutorial - Engineering Safety-Related Requirements for Software-Intensive Systems, Firesmith, Donald G., tutorial given at the 13th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE`06), May 20-28, 2006 in Shanghai, China.

Technical Note - Requirements Management in a System-of-Systems Context: A Workshop, Meyers. B. Craig; Smith, James D.; Capell, Peter; and Place, Patrick R. H., CMU/SEI-2006-TN-015,  June 2006

Presentation - Engineering Safety-Related Requirements for Software-Intensive Systems, Firesmith, Donald, 2006

Proceedings - Analyzing the Security Significance of Systems Requirements, Firesmith, Donald G., SEI, Symposium on Requirements Engineering for Information Security (SREIS 2005), August 29-30, 2005.

Proceedings - A Taxonomy of Security-Related Requirements, Firesmith,  Donald G., SEI, International Workshop on High Assurance Systems (RHAS'05 - Paris), August 29-30, 2005

Presentation - Engineering Safety Related Requirements for Software-Intensive Systems, Firesmith, Donald G., Half-day tutorial given at the 13th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, August 29-30, 2005

Presentation - Achieving Quality Requirements with Reused Software Components: Challenges to Successful Reuse, Firesmith, Donald G., Second International Workshop on Models and Processes for the Evaluation of Off-the-Shelf Components (MPEC`05), May 21, 2005

Presentation - Why Isn't Someone Coding Yet (WISCY)? - Avoiding Ineffective Requirements, Gross, Charlene C., Software Engineering Process Group National Meeting, May 2004

Presentation - Reusable Security Requirements, Firesmith, Donald G., SEI, at the 11th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'2003) Requirements for High Assurance Systems (RHAS) Workshop, Monterey, California, September 2003

 

Proceedings - Analyzing and Specifying Reusable Security Requirements, Firesmith, Donald G., SEI, at the 11th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'2003) Requirements for High Assurance Systems (RHAS) Workshop, Monterey, California, September 2003

Presentations - The Business Case for Requirements Engineering, Firesmith, Donald G., SEI, at the 11th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'2003) Requirements for High Assurance Systems (RHAS) Workshop, Monterey, California, September 2003

 

Proceedings - Using the OPEN Process Framework to Produce a Situation-Specific Requirements Engineering Method, Zowghi, D. and Henderson-Selliers, B., University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; and Firesmith, Donald G., SEI, International Workshop on Situational Requirements Engineering Processes – Methods, Techniques and Tools to Support Situation-Specific Requirements Engineering Processes (SREP-2005), August 29-30, 2005

Technical Note - Common Concepts Underlying Safety, Security, and Survivability Engineering, Firesmith, Donald, CMU/SEI-2003-TN-033, December 2003

Risk

Technical Report - Risk Management Framework, Alberts, Christopher; & Dorofee, Audrey J., August 2010

Webinar - A Practical Approach for Managing Risk, Alberts, Christopher; & Dorofee, Audrey J., June 19, 2009.

Technical Note - Common Elements of Risk, Alberts, Christopher J., CMU/SEI-2006-TN-014, April 2006

Presentation - Advanced Risk Analysis for High-Performing Organizations, Alberts, Christopher and Dorofee, Audrey, 2006

Technical Note - A Taxonomy of Operational Risks, Gallagher, Brian P.; Case, Pamela J.; Creel, Rita C.; Kushner, Susan; and Williams, Ray C., CMU/SEI-2005-TN-036, September 2005

Presentation - A Taxonomy of Operational Risks, Gallagher, Brian, 2005

Presentation - The Diagnostic Roadmap Progress in Developing an Integrated View of Risk Identification and Analysis Techniques, Ambrose, Kate; Bentrem, Laura; and Williams, Ray, 2004

Technical Note - Risk Based Diagnostics, Williams, Ray C.; Ambrose, Kate: Bentrem, Laura; and Merendino, Tom, CMU/SEI-2004-TN-013, November 2004

Technical Note - A Roadmap of Risk Diagnostic Methods: Developing an Integrated View of Risk Identification and Analysis Techniques, Williams, Ray C.; Ambrose, Kate; and Bentrem, Laura, CMU/SEI-2004-TN-002, November 2004

Presentation - New Directions in Risk Management at the SEI, Williams, Ray, SEI, NASA Risk Management Colloquium IV, September 2003

Small Manufacturing

Technical Report - Integration of Computer-Aided Design and Finite Element Analysis Tools in a Small Manufacturing Enterprise, Elm, Joseph P. and Robert, John E., CMU/SEI-2003-TR-025, ESC-TR-2003-015, July 2003

Presentation - Advanced Engineering Environments for Small Manufacturing Enterprises, Elm, Joseph P., SEI at the NRC Committee on Bridging Design and Manufacturing, June 2003

Technical Report - Working with Small Manufacturing Enterprises: An Analysis of TIDE Demonstration Projects, Estrin, Len; Anderson, William; Elm, Joseph P.; Garcia-Miller, Suzanne; Foreman, John; Robert, John; Schenker, Fred, CMU/SEI-2004-TR-005, ESC-TR-2004-005, February 2004

   

Technical Report - Advanced Engineering Environments for Small Manufacturing Enterprises: Volume II , Fenves, Steven J.; Sriram, Ram D.; Choi, Young; Elm, Joseph P.; and Robert, John E., CMU/SEI-2004-TR-0007, May 2004

 

Technical Report - Advanced Engineering Environments for Small Manufacturing Enterprises: Volume I, Fenves, Steven J.; Sriram, Ram D.; Choi, Young; Elm, Joseph P.; Robert, John E., CMU/SEI-2003-TR-013, ESC-TR-2003-013, December 2003

 

Systems Engineering

Presentation - How Future Trends in Systems and Software Engineering Bode Well for Enabling Improved Acquisition and Performance of Defense Systems, Nidiffer, Kenneth, October 2008

Presentation -  Reconsidering the Role of Systems Engineering in DoD Software Problems, Campbell, Grady, 2004

Presentation - Surveying Systems Engineering Effectiveness, Elm, Joseph P., 2005

Special Report - A Survey of Systems Engineering Effectiveness: Initial Results, Elm, Joseph P.; Goldenson, Dennis R.; El Emam, Khaled; Donatelli, Nicole; Neisa, Angelica; and NDIA SE Effectiveness Committee, CMU/SEI-2007-SR-014, November 2007

Testing and Evaluation

Podcast - Three Variations on the V Model for System and Software Testing, Firesmith, Donald, April 2014

Technical Note - An Acquisition Perspective on Product Evaluation, CMU/SEI-2011-TN-007,  Grady Campbell, Harry Levinson, Richard Librizzi, October 2011

Technical Note - Measurement for Improvement: Successful Measurement Practices Used in Army Software Acquisition, Wessel, James and Ferguson, Robert, CMU/SEI-2009-TN-008, June 2009

Technical Note - Specifying Initial Design Review (IDR) and Final Design Review (FDR) Criteria, Lapham, Mary Ann, CMU/SEI-2006-TN-023, June 2006

Technical Note - Robustness Testing of Software-Intensive Systems: Explanation and Guide, Cohen, Julie; Plakosh, Dan; and Keeler, Kristi, CMU/SEI-2005-TN-015, May 2005

Technical Note - Integrated Diagnostics: Operational Missions, Diagnostic Types, Characteristics, and Capability Gaps, Marz, Theodore F., CMU/SEI-2005-TN-035, October 2005

Presentation - Diagnostic Software: What Your Developer Doesn't Know, Marz, Ted, 2005