The Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method

  title={The Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method},
  author={Rick Kazman and Mark H. Klein and Mario Barbacci and Thomas A. Longstaff and Howard F. Lipson and S. Jeromy Carri{\`e}re},
This paper presents the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM), a structured technique for understanding the tradeoffs inherent in design. This method was developed to provide a principled way to evaluate a software architecture’s fitness with respect to multiple competing quality attributes: modifiability, security, performance, availability, and so forth. These attributes interact—improving one often comes at the price of worsening one or more of the others as is demonstrated in the… CONTINUE READING
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