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in a Complex World

Free, On-demand Webinar

Don't Let Complexity Defeat Your System Development Effort

This free, on-demand webinar from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI)—Architecting in a Complex World—provides insight into architecture-centric engineering practices that reduce uncertainty in development.

In this webinar, SEI experts go in depth
into 3 keys to succeed with development
in the midst of complexity:

  • assure that systems deliver the qualities needed
    to meet business or mission goals
  • gain agility and stability for fast, yet steady, development
  • uncover engineering and quality attribute concerns
    in a system of systems


Linda Northrop, Director,

Research, Technology, and System Solutions Program (RTSS)

Opening Keynote

Learn more about the RTSS Program

Linda has more than 35 years of experience in the software development field as a practitioner, researcher, manager, consultant, and educator. At the SEI, she leads the work in architecture-centric engineering, software product lines, system-of-systems practice, and ultra-large-scale systems research. Under her leadership, the SEI has developed software architecture and product line methods that are used worldwide, a series of five highly acclaimed books, and software architecture and software product line curricula that include 11 courses and 6 certificate programs.

Rob Wojcik, Senior Researcher,

Research, Technology, and System Solutions Program

Eliciting and Specifying Quality Attribute Requirements

Rob describes the Quality Attribute Workshop, a scenario-based approach for eliciting requirements for quality attributes (non-functional system qualities such as performance, availability, and security).

At the SEI, Rob Wojcik performs training and consulting in software architecture technology and software architecture evaluations.

Ipek Ozkaya, Senior Researcher,

Research, Technology, and System Solutions Program

Achieving Agility and Stability in Large-Scale Software Development

Ipek explores tactics about how organizations can better take advantage of software architecting for large-scale agile software-development efforts.

Ipek Ozkaya is a senior member of the technical staff in the Research, Technology, and System Solutions Program at the SEI. She is currently engaged in activities focusing on large scale agile and architecture and works to develop, apply, and communicate effective methods to improve software development efficiency. She is a frequent presenter at academic and industry conferences, and co-author of several articles on subjects including Agile architecting and architectural technical debt. Ozkaya serves as the chair of the advisory board of the IEEE Software magazine and is also a member of the technical faculty for the Master of Software Engineering Program at Carnegie Mellon University.

Mike Gagliardi, Senior Researcher,

Research, Technology, and System Solutions Program

Uncovering Architectural Challenges in a System of Systems

Mike describes development challenges in usability/automation, capability gaps, resource management, training, migration of legacy systems, and collaboration that they have identified from 46 Mission Thread Workshops.

Michael Gagliardi has more than 25 years of experience in real-time, mission-critical software architecture and engineering activities on a variety of Department of Defense (DoD) systems. His current work involves the development of architecture evaluation methods for system-of-systems architectures and system architectures.
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