Learn about MEGA’s methodology for managing DoDAF architecture projects.
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Course Description

The Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) enables the development of architectures to facilitate the ability of Department of Defense (DoD) managers at all levels to make key decisions more effectively through organized information sharing across the Department, Joint Capability Areas (JCAs), Mission, Component, and Program boundaries. In this course you will discover basic Enterprise Architecture (EA) concepts and how to use HOPEX DoDAF to create architectural viewpoints and models which conform to the DoDAF meta-model (DM2).

HOPEX DoDAF brings more than 20 years of enterprise architecture modeling and process optimization expertise to serve the needs of large system architecture descriptions.

Expected Benefits

  • Apply MEGA’s methodology for managing DoDAF architecture projects.
  • Use All Viewpoint (AV) to define the scope and purpose of an architecture.
  • Use Capability Viewpoint (CV) to understand motivations for change and build capabilities in alignment with strategy.
  • Use Operational Viewpoint (OV) to describe organizations, operational activities, information models and information exchanges required to accomplish missions.
  • Use Standards Viewpoint (StdV) to use and define standards of the organization.
  • Use Project Viewpoint (PV) to plan projects and to realize the systems expected by the architecture.
  • Use Data & Information Viewpoint (DIV) to build a glossary for sharing and understanding the architecture.
  • Use the Service Viewpoint (SvcV) to establish a service-oriented style for system design.
  • Use the System Viewpoint (SV) to describe the systems and interconnects between systems which support DoDAF activities.
  • Produce Reports and Documentation based on the information described in the Architecture.

How the course is organized

Over 3 days, this training course alternates theoretical presentations on Enterprise Architecture for DoDAF with the production of a real case scenario to enable a better understanding of the method and tool. This course is delivered by an experienced MEGA Consultant, who is knowledgeable in proper modelling techniques and in the use of HOPEX DoDAF.

How to participate

Course Content

Introduction to the DoDAF

  • Understanding Enterprise Architecture
  • Understanding Frameworks
  • Viewpoints and Models

Introduction to HOPEX DoDAF V2

  • Overview of toolset
  • The Start Page and Navigation Tree
  • Main Concepts and Approach

Defining the Scope and Purpose of the Architecture

  • AV-1: Overview and Summary Information
  • AV-2: Definition of Terms
  • OV-1: Contextual Overview

Capability Viewpoints

  • CV-1: Capability Vision
  • CV-2: Capability Taxonomy
  • CV-3: Capability Phasing
  • CV-4: Capabilities Dependency
  • CV-5: Capability to Organizational Mapping
  • CV-6: Capability to Operational Mapping
  • CV-7: Capability to Service Mapping

Operational Viewpoints

  • OV-2: Operational Resource Flow Description
  • OV-3: Operational Flow Resource Matrix
  • OV-4: Organizational Relationship Chart
  • OV-5b: Operational Activity Model
  • OV-5a: Operational Decomposition Tree
  • V-6c: Operational Event-trace Description
  • OV-6a: Operational Rules
  • OV-6b: State Transition Description

Standards Viewpoints

  • StdV-1: Standards Profiles
  • StdV-2: Standards Forecast

Project Viewpoints

  • V-1: Program Portfolio Relationship
  • PV-3: Program to Capability Mapping

Data and Information Viewpoints

  • DIV-1: Conceptual Data models
  • DIV-2: Logical Data models
  • DIV-3: Physical Data models

Services Viewpoints

  • SvcV-1 Service Contextual Description
  • SvcV-2 Service Resource Flow Description
  • SvcV-3a System Services Matrix
  • SvcV-3b Services Services Matrix
  • SvcV-4 Services Functionality Description
  • SvcV-5 Operational Activity to Service traceability Matrix
  • SvcV-6 Service Resource flow matrix
  • SvcV-7 Service measures matrix
  • SvcV-8 Service evolution description
  • SvcV-9 Service Technology & Skill forecast
  • SvcV-10a Service Rules model
  • SvcV-10b Services State Transition
  • SvcV-10c Services Event- Trace Description

Systems Viewpoints

  • SV-1 Systems Interface Description
  • SV-2 Systems Resource Flow Description
  • SV-3 Systems - Systems Matrix
  • SV-4 Systems Functionality Description
  • SV-5a Operational Activity to System function traceability Matrix
  • SV-5b Operational Activity to System traceability Matrix
  • SV-6 Systems Resource flow matrix
  • SV-7 Systems Measures matrix
  • SV-8 Systems Evolution description
  • SV-9 Systems Technology & Skill forecast
  • SV-10a Systems Rules model
  • SV-10b Systems State Transition
  • SV-10c Systems Event-Trace Description

Producing Documentation

  • Document Outputs

Mastering the Repository

  • Organizing the enterprise repository
  • Sharing and distributing models
  • Running queries
  • Working as a team
Program Summary
Trainer led
3 days
DoD Managers
Enterprise Architects
Enterprise Project Managers
DoDAF Project Stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts