Software architecture is critical for business success. Think about it. Solid architecture prevents defects and system failures. It saves money and gets quality products to the market faster. Most software-reliant systems are required to be modifiable and reliable. They may also need to be secure, interoperable, and portable. How do you know whether your software architecture is suitable or at risk relative to its target system qualities? This SEI boot camp session on Architecture Evaluation covers practical and proven architecture analysis and evaluation techniques that identify risks early in the life cycle, including scenario-driven peer reviews and the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM), a tested process that has been used in many evaluations over the past 15 years.