Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures
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The Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures (MFESA) is a method engineering framework based on situational method engineering, which provides a method for developing appropriate, project-specific system architecture engineering methods. It is primarily developed by Donald Firesmith and first published in 2008.
MFESA is a four-part method framework consisting of the MFESA:
- Ontology defining the key concepts of system architecture engineering and their relationships
- Metamodel defining the foundational abstract supertypes of method components for engineering system architectures including architectural:
- Work products including architectures and architectural representations such as models and documents
- Work units including activities, tasks, and techniques for producing the work products
- Producers including system architects, architecture teams, and architecture tools that perform the work units to produce the work products
- Repository of free, open-source, reusable method components for creating situation-specific system architecture engineering methods
- Metamethod for creating situation-specific system architecture engineering methods by selecting appropriate method components from the repository, tailoring them as appropriate, and integrating them to form the new architecture engineering method
- Donald Firesmith et al. (2008). The Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures. ISBN 978-1-4200-8575-4
- Kul Bhasin (2008). "Architecting Large Families of Space Systems and Networks". NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
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- The OPEN Process Framework Repository Organization The MFESA tasks have been incorporated into the OPFRO repository of reusable method components.