Basser Seminar Series

Early Design Decisions

Len Bass
CMU, Software Engineering Institute

Wednesday 15 February 2005, 4-5pm

Basser Conference Room (Madsen G92)


The design decisions that are made early are the most important in determining the qualities that a designed system will exhibit. This talk will motivate the importance of the early design decisions and then enumerate a list of the early decisions that impact the qualities of a designed system.

Speaker's biography

Len Bass is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). He has written two award winning books in software architecture as well as several other books and numerous papers in a wide variety of areas of computer science and software engineering. He has been a keynote speaker or a distinguished lecturer on six continents. He is currently working on techniques for the methodical design of software architectures, to understand how to support usability through software architecture, and to understand the relationship between software architecture and global software development practices. He has been involved in the development of numerous different production or research software systems ranging from operating systems to database management systems to automotive systems.