New curriculum version 2022.1 of CPSA‑A® module ARCEVAL has been published
As of February 10, 2022, the new curriculum version 2022.1 of the CPSA‑A module ARCEVAL (Architecture Evaluation) replaces the previous version. The curriculum is currently available in German. The English translation is in the works and will follow soon.
Regarding content, the ARCEVAL curriculum has a new chapter structure in which, for example, Anforderungen in der Architekturbewertung (Requirements in Architectural Evaluation) has been separated out from the ATAM evaluation method as a separate chapter. This makes it possible to talk about qualitative requirements and solution approaches in a more neutral way and to combine other evaluation methods with these approaches in addition to ATAM. In the new chapter Alternative Bewertungsmethoden (Alternative Evaluation Methods), these alternatives are examined more prominently than before. DCAR, TARA, PBAR, and CBAM should now be familiar terms to participants and they should be able to explain differences between the approaches. For tool-based evaluation, the curriculum is now somewhat more concept-heavy and includes fewer tool names.
Formally, the learning objectives themselves have been revised to match the more recent curricula in terms of their format. The curriculum has been upgraded to the latest template.
The new ARCEVAL curriculum version 2022.1 in German can be found here.