CRC Press

August 20, 2012 13:00 ET

CRC Press Publication Added to Intel's Recommended Reading List

"The Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures" Enables System Architects and Process Engineers to Create Methods for Effectively and Efficiently Engineering High-Quality Architecture for Systems, Subsystems, and Software Components

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) - CRC Press is pleased to announce that The Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures was selected for Intel Corporation's Recommend Reading List. Intel notes it was selected because "the book provides excellent guidance on system architectures and provides models for development, simulation and integration that are modular, re-usable and with a quality outcome."

The Method Framework for Engineering System Architecture (©2009; ISBN: 987-1-4200-8575-4) is organized as a handy desk reference, this book harnesses more than 100 years of the authors' combined professional experience to provide extensive guidelines, best practices, and tips on avoiding possible pitfalls. It presents a direct rationale of why steps are taken, how things can go wrong, and guidance for how and when to tailor the model for a system's specific context.

It documents the common challenges that must be addressed by system architecture engineering and then explores the major principles answering these challenges and forming the basis of MFESA. The authors introduce MFESA, including its primary goals, inputs, tasks, outputs, and assumptions and describe the fundamental concepts and terminology on which systems architecture engineering is founded. This is followed by a description of each of the ten system architecture engineering tasks including associated goals and objectives, preconditions, inputs, steps, post conditions, work products, guidelines, and pitfalls.

Intel's Recommended Reading List is the industry's only resource for the most pertinent technical books for today's professional developer. "Continuing education is critical to developers of products that incorporate the latest technologies. Based on increasing requests from the worldwide developer community, Intel has assembled a list of books that complement the industry's most important technical topics which now includes The Method Framework for Engineering System Architecture," said Javier Leija, Manager of Industry Education, Intel Corporation.

About the Authors

Donald G. Firesmith, SEI, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Peter Capell, SEI, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Dietrich Falkenthal, MITRE Corp, Burlington, Massachusetts, USA ; Charles B. Hammons, SEI, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; DeWitt T. Latimer IV; Tom Merendino, Software Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

About Intel's Recommend Reading List

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