Most complex software systems must be modifiable and perform well. They might also need to be secure, interoperable, portable, and reliable. But
The SEI Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) is a proven, highly effective method for systematically evaluating software architectures for fitness of purpose. The ATAM exposes architectural risks that potentially inhibit the achievement of quality attribute goals and the system's business/mission goals. Government and industry organizations have used the ATAM for more than 10 years to improve communication, expose architectural risks, clarify requirements, and produce better systems.
This two-day ATAM course prepares software architects to conduct a software architecture evaluation using the ATAM. Through lectures and highly interactive exercises, participants learn the ATAM and how to apply it to evaluate software architectures. A significant portion of the course is dedicated to participants performing an ATAM evaluation exercise with guidance from instructors. This course is based on the book Evaluating Software Architectures: Methods and Case Studies.
The course is intended to mimic an evaluation of a fictitious but realistic system. Participants play roles as stakeholders and evaluation team members during the various exercises. The two days of the course are modeled after the two phases of the ATAM. Topics include
This course provides attendees with a thorough examination of the ATAM. After attending this course, participants will have a better understanding of
Completion of this course is a requirement of the ATAM Evaluator Certificate and to be a team member for SEI-authorized ATAM evaluations.
Before registering for this course, participants must
In addition to the lecture slides, participants receive hard copies of the ATAM Reference Guide (a very detailed description of ATAM activities), the document templates and surveys used to conduct the ATAM evaluation, and the book Evaluating Software Architectures: Methods and Case Studies.
This 2-day course meets at the following times:
Days 1-2, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (U.S. locations)
Days 1-2, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (non-U.S. locations)
Course Fees [USD]
U.S. Industry: $2900
U.S. Government/Academic: $2300
This course may be offered by special arrangement at customer sites.
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