Architecting with the DoD Architecture Framework Training

Architecting with the DoD Architecture Framework Training


Architecting with the DoD Architecture Framework Training Course Description

Today’s systems do not stand alone; each system fits within an increasingly complex system-of-systems, a network of interconnection that virtually guarantees surprise behavior. Systems science recognizes this type of interconnectivity as one essence of complexity. It requires new tools, new methods, and new paradigms for effective system design. The DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) provides an underlying structure to work with complexity. This two-day Architecting with the DoD Architecture Framework Training course provide knowledge and exercises at a practical level in the use of the DODAF. With this Architecting with the DoD Architecture Framework Training, you will also learn about architecting processes, methods and thought patterns. You will practice architecting by creating DODAF representations of a familiar, complex system-of-systems. By the end of this course, you will be able to use DODAF effectively in your work.

The challenges today are changing, because technology advances are leading to more complex and more interconnected systems-of-systems. Operational users demand more capability, connectivity, and operational reliability than ever before. They demand connectivity so that systems can provide and respond to varied information from other systems.

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With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Architecting with the DoD Architecture Framework TrainingRelated Courses:

Duration: 2-3 days


•Three aspects of an architecture
•Four primary architecting activities
•Eight DoDAF 2.0 viewpoints
•The entire set of DoDAF 2.0 views and how they relate to each other
•A useful sequence to create views
•Different “Fit-for-Purpose” versions of the views.
•How to plan future changes.

Course Content:

1.Architectures and Architecting – Understanding of the components of an architecture. Origin of the terms within systems development. Understanding of the components of an architecture. Architecting key activities. Foundations of modern architecting.

2.DODAF Overview – Methods to convey architectures. Overview of different architecture frameworks (TOGAF, FEAF, Zachman, etc.) Why frameworks exist, and what they hope to provide. DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) basic concepts: Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) and the DoDAF Meta-Model (DM2). Hierarchies of architectures. Viewpoints within DoDAF (All, Capability, Data/Information, Operational, Project, Services, Standards, Systems). How Viewpoints support models. Diagram types (views) within each viewpoint. DoDAF architecting methods.

3.DODAF Operational Viewpoint – Describing an operational environment, and then modifying it to incorporate new capabilities. Sequences of creation. How to convert concepts into DODAF views. Introduction and practical exercises on each DODAF OV product, with review and critique. Teaching method includes three passes for each product: (a) describing the views, (b) instructor-led exercise, (c) group work to create views.

4.DODAF Services and Systems Viewpoints – Converting the operational views into service-oriented technical architecture, while matching the new architecture with legacy systems. Sequences of creation. Linkages between the technical views and the operational views. Introduction and practical exercises on each DODAF SvcV and SV product, with review and critique, again using the three-pass method.

5.DODAF Migration Definition Processes – How to depict the migration of current systems into future systems while maintaining operability at each step. Practical exercises on migration planning using related CV, SvcV, SV, and OV products.

6.DoDAF Capability, Project, Data and Information Viewpoints – Definition of the largest systems-of-systems through examination of top-level capabilities. Definition of project plans and how they support migration of the architecture. The underlying data and information products of the DM2. Introduction and practical exercises on each DoDAF CV, PV, and DIV product

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