Architecture modeling is an
established practice for the realization of high-quality software. A
significant change to the CMMI V1.3 models is the new emphasis on the
role of architecture in the design process. This webinar will address
the basics of architecture-centric engineering, and where and how these
practices are now reflected in the CMMI models.
• What is architecture and why is it important? • The role of quality attributes in design • Architecture-centric engineering practices and example methods • CMMI V1.3 overview • CMMI V1.3 model changes that relate to architecture-centric engineering
About the Speakers
Dr. Michael Konrad, CMMI Chief Architect, joined the SEI in 1988. Recently,he co-authored an SEI Technical Note titled CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both!,
which was published in November 2008. For the past two years, he served
on the team that worked to improve interpretations of the CMMI
high-maturity practices. Also, he is a member of the International
Process Research Consortium. Previous to CMMI, he was a member of the
teams that developed the original Software CMM Version 1.0 (1988-1991)
and ISO 15504 (1993-1997).
Prior to the SEI, he worked
with several companies in computer science-related positions, including
ISSI, SAIC, and Honeywell and briefly with George Mason University and
the University of Maryland. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1978
from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Lawrence Jones, leads the Product Line Practice Initiative at the SEI.
He was an original member of the CMMI Product Development Team, and was a
key contributor to the CMMI V1.3 updates that include
architecture-centric engineering and product line emphasis. He served
in the U.S. Air Force and is the former chair of the computer science
department at the Air Force Academy. He’s a senior member of the IEEE
and ACM, a Fellow of both ABET and the Computing Sciences Accreditation
Board, and a member of the Executive Committee of the ABET Board of
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