CERT-SEI

Publications by Topic: Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM)

SEI Reports

Progress Toward an Organic Software Architecture Capability in the U.S. Army
(July 2007) This 2007 report describes the Software Architecture Initiative of the Army Strategic Software Improvement Program. (CMU/SEI-2007-TR-010)

Categorizing Business Goals for Software Architectures
(December 2005) This report provides a categorization of possible business goals for software-intensive systems, so that individuals have some guidance in the elicitation, expression, and documentation of business goals. (CMU/SEI-2005-TR-021)

Using the SEI Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method to Evaluate WIN-T: A Case Study
(September 2005) 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. (CMU/SEI-2005-TN-027)

Integrating the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) with the Cost Benefit Analysis Method (CBAM)
(December 2003) This technical note reports on a proposal to integrate the SEI ATAM (Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method) and the CBAM (Cost Benefit Analysis Method). (CMU/SEI-2003-TN-038)

Using the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) to Evaluate the Software Architecture for a Product Line of Avionics Systems: A Case Study
(July 2003) This 2003 technical note describes an ATAM evaluation of the software architecture for an avionics system developed for the Technology Applications Program Office (TAPO) of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Office. (CMU/SEI-2003-TN-012)

Use of the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) in Source Selection of Software-Intensive Systems
(June 2002) This report explains the role of software architecture evaluation in a source selection and describes the contractual elements that are needed to support its use. (CMU/SEI-2002-TN-010)

Using the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method to Evaluate a Wargame Simulation System: A Case Study
(December 2001) This report describes the application of the ATAM (Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method) to a major wargaming simulation system. (CMU/SEI-2001-TN-022)

Applicability of General Scenarios to the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method
(October 2001) In this report, we compare the scenarios elicited from five ATAM (Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method) evaluations with the scenarios used to characterize the quality attributes. (CMU/SEI-2001-TR-014)

Use of the ATAM in the Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems
(September 2001) 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. (CMU/SEI-2001-TN-009)

An Evaluation Theory Perspective of the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM)
(September 2000) The target, evaluation criteria, yardstick, data-gathering techniques, synthesis techniques and evaluation process of ATAM are identified and analyzed in this report. (CMU/SEI-2000-TR-012)

ATAM: Method for Architecture Evaluation
(September 2000) This report presents technical and organizational foundations for performing architectural analysis, and presents the SEI's ATAM, a technique for analyzing software architectures. (CMU/SEI-2000-TR-004)

Using the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method to Evaluate a Reference Architecture: A Case Study
(June 2000) This report describes the application of the ATAM (Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method) to evaluate a reference architecture for ground-based command and control systems. (CMU/SEI-2000-TN-007)

Software Architecture Evaluation with ATAM in the DoD System Acquisition Context
(September 1999) This report explains the basics of software architecture and software architecture evaluation in a system acquisition context. (CMU/SEI-1999-TN-012)

Steps in an Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method: Quality Attribute Models and Analysis
(May 1998) This paper presents some of the steps in an emerging architecture tradeoff analysis method (ATAM). (CMU/SEI-1997-TR-029)

Non-SEI Publications

"Architecture Tradeoff      Analysis Method."
Rick Kazman, Mark Klein, Mario Barbacci, Howard Lipson, Thomas Longstaff,      & S. Jeromy Carrière.     Proceedings of ICECCS. Monterey, CA, August      1998.