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.[1]

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:[2]
    • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donald Firesmith et al. (2008). The Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures. ISBN 978-1-4200-8575-4
  2. ^ Kul Bhasin (2008). "Architecting Large Families of Space Systems and Networks". NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 

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