May 17 - 21, 2010 | Minneapolis, MN

Architecture Certification Track at SATURN 2010

When a major defense technology and cybersecurity company recently achieved accreditation for its architecture certification program, the company made sure to announce the accomplishment to its shareholders—recognition that a maturing architecture discipline supports the meeting of business and customer goals in the face of persistent change.

The theme of the SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN 2010), Conference, “architecting for change,” aims to explore how organizations can adapt to change with agility while continuing to deliver quality products and to meet business and mission goals.

In line with its theme, SATURN 2010 will feature a track on architecture certification, an objective increasingly pursued not only by architects seeking professional development but also by organizations looking for ongoing improvement and competitive advantage. The purpose of the track is to bring details and benefits of certification programs to the SATURN 2010 participants.

SATURN 2010 is hosted by the SEI in collaboration with IEEE Software Magazine, which will publish selected papers from the conference. The conference will take place May 17 - 21, 2010 at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The SEI is a federally funded research and development center whose research has identified and influenced best practices in architecture-centric engineering and disseminated these best practices through influential and widely cited publications and professional training programs. The SEI does not certify software architects, but does offer a certification for leaders of the SEI Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) for evaluating software architectures.

The SEI also offers two certificate programs in software architecture, the Software Architecture Professional certificate and the ATAM Evaluator certificate. Both require completion of a series of SEI training courses and a score of 75% or higher on an examination based on information found in the SEI Software Architecture: Principles and Practices course (available in classroom and eLearning formats) materials and in the course textbook, Software Architecture in Practice (2nd edition) by SEI staff members Len Bass, Paul Clements, and Rick Kazman.

SATURN 2010 News

Architecture certification track to be included at SATURN 2010

Jim Highsmith, Leader of the Agile Movement, to Keynote at SATURN 2010

Call for Proposals now open for SATURN 2010
The submission deadline is November 9, 2009.

Minneapolis Hilton chosen as conference site

Learn about the architecture of ultra-large-scale systems
Review the recent presentation given by SEI staffer Len Bass.

Watch a webinar on how to effectively evaluate software architecture and identify risks
This webinar was led by SEI staffer Felix Bachmann.

SATURN 2010 will be presented in collaboration with IEEE Software

SATURN 2010 For More Information
SATURN Call for Proposals

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