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Still Available to View: “Use of Architecture-Centric Engineering for Improving a Software System”

On Thursday, October 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 Eastern time, Felix H. Bachmann of the SEI presented a free SEI webinar, titled “Use of Architecture-Centric Engineering for Improving a Software System.”

This well-received and informative webinar is still available for viewing here.

SEI Blog: Reflections on 20 Years of Software Architecture (Linda Northrop)

One of the most compelling and engaging events at SATURN 2012 was a panel discussion on the theme of “Reflections on 20 Years of Software Architecture.” The session was moderated by Rick Kazman of the SEI, and panelists were Linda Northrop of the SEI, Doug Schmidt of Vanderbilt University, Ian Gorton of Pacific Northwest National Lab, Robert Schwanke of Siemens Corporate Research, and Jeromy Carriere of X.commerce/eBay.

Today we began a series of blog posts at the SEI blog that will provide lightly edited transcripts of the remarks of our distinguished panelists.

Read the first in the series, Reflections on 20 Years of Software Architecture: A Presentation by Linda Northrop.

SATURN 2013, Minneapolis MN April 29-May 3: Call for Submissions

In 2013, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) software architecture onference will celebrate its 9th year. Each year SATURN attracts an international audience of practicing software architects, industry thought leaders, developers, technical managers, and researchers to share ideas, insights, and experience about effective architecture-centric practices for developing and maintaining software-intensive systems.

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Free SEI Webinar 10/17: Use of Architecture-Centric Engineering for Improving a Software System

On Thursday, October 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 Eastern time, Felix H. Bachmann of the SEI will present a free SEI webinar, titled “Use of Architecture-Centric Engineering for Improving a Software System.”

Register.

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New SEI Workshop in Software Architecture

The SEI is offering a new course in its software architecture curriculum on July 24-25 and October 29-20.   The new Advanced Software Architecture Workshop

  • allows participants to apply what they’ve learned in other SEI courses to a concrete architecture problem
  • integrates classroom knowledge with everyday practice
  • trains participants to use architecture-centric engineering methods effectively in their organizations

The Advanced Software Architecture Workshop debuted at the SATURN 2012 Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, on May 7 and 8. Attendees agreed that it met their expectations, provided timely content, and was a good use of their time.

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Something for Everyone at SATURN 2012

Whether you are an aspiring software architect or an experienced practitioner, the SATURN 2012 Conference offers courses, presentations, tutorials, and talks tailored to your level of knowledge and experience.

Relative newcomers to architecture-centric engineering and development can take the introductory course in the SEI Software Architecture Curriculum, Software Architecture: Principles and Practices (SAPP) on Monday and Tuesday, May 7-8 at a discounted price. This popular course, offered each year at SATURN and taught this year by Rob Wojcik of the SEI, introduces participants to the essentials of software architecture. Also offered at SATURN this year is a half-day tutorial on Tuesday, May 8 by Peter Eeles of IBM Rational titled Software Architect 101. This tutorial (T1) provides attendees with a solid grounding in all aspects of software architecture and a framework on which they can build a deeper understanding of the role of the architect. Other Tuesday tutorials cover effective stakeholder collaboration (T2), integration of software architecture-centric methods into object-oriented analysis and design (T3), and architectural implications of cloud computing (T4).

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Webinar, Architecting Software the SEI Way: Now Available on Demand

More than 630 people from 68 countries joined the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) three-hour, live virtual event entitled Architecting Software the SEI Way: Essential Steps Toward Mastery on February 28, 2012. The three hour-long webinars from the event are now available for on-demand viewing at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/go/architecting-software-the-sei-way/.

In the three webinars, SEI researchers Rob Wojcik, Felix Bachmann, and John Klein share insights from their work, including

  • what software architecture is and why it is important
  • why architecture evaluation methods can continuously ensure the creation of successful systems
  • how a system-of-systems perspective improves the analysis of enterprise architectures

To watch the webinar recordings, download the webinar slides, and get more information about software architecture, please visit http://www.sei.cmu.edu/go/architecting-software-the-sei-way/.

New SEI Advanced Software Architecture Workshop to be Offered at SATURN 2012

A new course from the SEI, Advanced Software Architecture Workshop, will be offered publicly  for the first time at SATURN 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida on May 7 and 8. Register now.

The course, taught by Felix H. Bachmann of the SEI, is targeted to

  • software architects and software lead designers who want to practice what they learned in the SEI software architecture curriculum, and
  • seasoned software architects who want to get ready for a project that requires major architecture improvements

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SATURN 2012 Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the eighth annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) 2012 Conference. Register by April 9 to take advantage of early-bird savings, which include $250 off the regular full-conference rate.

SATURN 2012 will be held May 7-11, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida  at the St. Petersburg Bayfront Hilton hotel. The conference is presented in collaboration with IEEE Software magazine.

Architecture: Catalyst for Collaboration

The SATURN 2012 program includes more than 25 technical sessions, tutorials, courses, panel discussions, and keynote addresses that will explore how effective collaboration across geographical, cultural, and technical boundaries is increasingly prevalent and essential to system success. You will leave the SATURN 2012 conference with new ideas and solutions to implement in your organization. You will also have the opportunity to

To register and review rates, visit the SATURN 2012 website. We hope to see you in Florida!

Free Webinar: Architecting Software the SEI Way: Essential Stops Toward Mastery

Start down the path to using architecture-centric practice more effectively. Join SEI researchers on February 28 at 1:00 pm ET for a FREE webinar, Architecting Software the SEI Way: Essential Steps Toward Mastery.

Get an expert perspective on three key areas in this webinar:

  • Fundamentals: Learn what software architecture is and why it is important
  • Improved Practice: Get a quick look at architecture evaluation guidelines
  • Bridging Technical and Business Goals: See how to use architecture methods to analyze and evaluate enterprise architectures

Register now.