Model-Based
Architecting &
Software Engineering

Last updated 8/13/2003

Introduction
MBASE Guidelines
Research Group
Research Sponsors
Presentations
Papers
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Introduction

In order to determine whether a software/system architecture is satisfactory, one needs considerably more than a specification of components, connectors, configurations and constraints. Considering the architecture as an island, entirely of itself, puts one at a serious disadvantage in evaluating its adequacy.  The MBASE Research Group has been developing, applying and refining an approach called MBASE (Model-Based Architecting and Software Engineering) (Boehm-Port, 1998) to address this issue. MBASE focuses on ensuring that a projectís product models (architecture, requirements, code, etc.), process models (tasks, activities, milestones), property models (cost, schedule, performance, dependability), and success models (stakeholder win-win, IKIWISI - Iíll Know It When I See It, business case) are consistent and mutually enforcing.
 


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Research Sponsors

In addition to the on-going support provided by the USC-CSE Affiliates, the Center's MBASE work has been supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Rational Software Corporation.


Presentations


 


Papers

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  1. Boehm, B., Port, D., Al-Said, M.,"Avoiding the Software Model-Clash SpiderWeb," IEEE Computer , Nov. 2000 (PDF)
  2. Boehm, B. and Port, D., "When Models Collide: Lessons From Software System Analysis," January 1999. (PDF)
  3. Boehm, B., Port, D., Abi-Antoun, M., and Egyed, A., "Guidelines for the Life Cycle Objectives (LCO) and the Life Cycle Architecture (LCA) deliverables for Model-Based Architecting and Software Engineering (MBASE)," USC Technical Report USC-CSE-98-519, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 90089, February 1999. (PDF)
  4. Boehm, B. and Port D., "Escaping the Software Tar Pit: Model Clashes and How to Avoid Them," Software Engineering Notes, Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 36-48, January 1999. (PS, PDF)
  5. Boehm, B., Egyed, A., Kwan, J., Port, D., Shah, A., and Madachy, R., "Using the WinWin Spiral Model: A Case Study," July 1999. (PDF)
  6. Boehm, B., Port, D., Egyed, A., and Abi-Antoun, M., "The MBASE Life Cycle Architecture Milestone Package: No Architecture Is An Island," 1st Working International Conference on Software Architecture, 1999.  (PS, PDF)
  7. Boehm, B., Abi-Antoun, M., Port, D., Kwan, J., and Lynch, A., "Requirements Engineering, Expectations Management, and The Two Cultures", Proceedings, International Conference on Requirements Engineering, June 1999. (PS, PDF)
  8. Boehm, B., "Anchoring the Software Process", November 1995 (PS, PDF)

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