Introduction to DoDAF Training

Commitment 3 days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


Introduction to DoDAF Training course provides comprehensive information about the concepts, background, principles, and techniques of DoDAF. Introduction to DoDAF course will discuss the viewpoints, models, and DM2. Introduction to the DoDAF training course covers:

  • Basics of DoDAF and Architecture Frameworks
  • DoDAF 1.5
  • DoDAF 2.02

Introduction to DoDAF training course will teach you about architecting processes, methods, and thought patterns at a practical level. This hands-on training also will provide you with an overview of the models of DoDAF 2. Introduction to DoDAF course will help you understand and apply the DoDAF 2 models, review the principles of architecting and then use them to develop a DoDAF model compliant. In addition, you will learn about the “Fit for Purpose” models and how they can be incorporated into the DoDAF models.

The Introduction to DoDAF course is designed with a lecture-practice approach. It will be delivered in the form of an interactive workshop, the most majority of which is dedicated to hands-on activities, exercising with real-life examples, and eventually developing a DoDAF model in class.

  • Introduction to DoDAF: Overview
  • Introduction to DoDAF: Enterprise Architecture (EA)
  • Introduction to DoDAF: All View (AV)
  • Introduction to DoDAF: Operational View (OV)
  • Introduction to DoDAF: Systems View
  • And More…
  • 3 days of Introduction to DoDAF Training Workshop with an expert instructor
  • Introduction to DoDAF Training Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



Upon completing this Introduction to DoDAF Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Understand and discuss the principals and concepts of DoDAF
  • Discuss the framework of DoDAF
  • Deal with the issues associated with DoDAF
  • Generate DoDAF views
  • Understand and explain the DoDAF terminology and notation
  • Discuss an architectural structure
  • Understand the importance of the Unified Profile for DoDAF
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of EA
  • Discuss how to construct an EA
  • Deal with the difficulties and issues of EA
  • Identify the requirements specific to their own organization
  • Understand the standards and guidelines of DoDAF
  • Describe the DoDAF products
  • Understand what it means to create Fit for Purpose architectures
  • Understand the future of the DoDAF
  • Understand the DoDAF vision
  • Discuss the DoDAF resources
  • Articulate the relationship of DoDAF with other architectural frameworks
  • Explain the architecture development methodologies
  • Understand the DM2-DoDAF Metal-Model
  • We can adapt this Introduction to DoDAF Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Introduction to DoDAF Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Introduction to DoDAF Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Introduction to DoDAF Training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Introduction to DoDAF Training course:

  • System engineers and architects
  • Software engineers and architects
  • Enterprise architects
  • Executives and leaders
  • Managers
  • CIO’s managers
  • Senior IT managers
  • IT engineers
  • Data scientists
  • Business and systems analysts
  • Senior analysts
  • Project managers
  • Vendors and developers

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Introduction to DoDAF course are:

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  • DoDAF definition
  • DoDAF terminology and notation
  • Purpose of DoDAF
  • DoDAF goals
  • DoDAF mission and applications
  • History
  • DoD Conformance
  • DoDAF‐described Models
  • Fit‐for‐Purpose Views
  • DM2
  • SOA
  • DoDAF Journal
  • DoDAF Versions
  • Enterprise Architecture (EA) definition
  • Methods of architectures
  • Different architecture frameworks
Enterprise Architecture (EA)
  • Components of EA
  • Background of EA
  • EA key activities
  • Foundation of modern architecting
  • How to use DoDAF in the EA
Version 1.5 View
  • All View (AV)
    • AV-1 Overview and Summary Information
    • AV-2 Integrated Dictionary
  • Operational View (OV)
    • Tasks and activities
    • Operational components
    • Information exchanges required
  • Systems View
  • Technical Standard View (TV)
All View (AV)
  • AV 1
    • Scope and purpose
    • Applicants
    • Portraying environment
    • Analytical results
  • AV2
    • Definitions
    • Terminology
Operational View (OV)
  • OV1- High Level Operational Concept
  • Graphical and textural description
  • OV2- Operational Node Connectivity
  • Facilitating the flow of information between senders and receivers
  • OV3- Operational Information Exchange
    • Media, quality, quantity, and interoperability
  • OV4- Organizational Relationships Chart
  • OV5- Operational Activity Model
  • Activities, input/output
    • Costs, performing nodes
  • OV6a- Operational Rules Model
  • OV6b- Operational State Transition
  • OV6c-Operational Event-Trace
  • OV7- Logical Data Model
    • Corresponds to DIV-2 in DoDAF V2.0
Systems View
  • SV1- Interface
  • SV2- Communications
  • SV3- Systems-Systems, Services-Systems, Services-Services Matrices
  • SV4a- systems Functionality
  • SV4b- Services Functionality
  • SV5a, SV5b, SV5c- Operational Activity to Systems Function, Operational Activity to Systems and Services Traceability Matrices
  • SV6- Data Exchange
  • SV7- Performance Parameters
  • SV8- Evolution
  • SV9- Technology Forecast
  • SV10a- Rules Model
  • SV10b- State Transition
  • SV10c- Event-Trace
  • SV11- Physical Schema
Technical Standard Views
  • TV1- Profile
    • Corresponds to StdV-1 in DoDAF 2.0
  • TV2- Forecast
    • Corresponds to StdV-2 in DoDAF 2.0
DoDAF 2.0 Viewpoints
  • All Viewpoint (AV)
    • AV1-Overview
    • AV2-Integrated Dictionary
  • Capability Viewpoint (CV)
    • CV-1 Vision
    • CV-2 Capability Taxonomy
    • CV-3 Capability Phasing
    • CV-4 Capability Dependencies
    • CV-5 Capability to Organizational Development Mapping
    • CV-6 Capability to Operational Activities Mapping
    • CV-7 Capability to Services Mapping
  • Data and Information Viewpoint (DIV)
    • DIV1-Conceptual Data Model
    • DIV2-Logical Data Model
    • DIV3-Physical Data Model
  • Operational Viewpoint (OV)
    • OV-1 High-Level Operational Concept Graphic
    • OV-2 Operational Resource Flow Description
    • OV-3 Operational Resource Flow Matrix
    • OV-4 Organizational Relationships Chart
    • OV-5a Operational Activity Decomposition Tree
    • OV-5b Operational Activity Model
    • OV-6a Operational Rules Model
    • OV-6b State Transition Description
    • OV-6c Event-Trace Description
  • Project Viewpoint (PV)
    • PV-1 Project Portfolio Relationships
    • PV-2 Project Timelines
    • PV-3 Project to Capability Mapping
  • Services Viewpoint (SvcV)
    • SvcV-1 Services Context Description
    • SvcV-2 Services Resource Flow Description
    • SvcV-3a Systems-Services Matrix
    • SvcV-3b Services-Services Matrix
    • SvcV-4 Services Functionality Description
    • SvcV-5 Operational Activity to Services Traceability Matrix
    • SvcV-6 Services Resource Flow Matrix
    • SvcV-7 Services Measures Matrix
    • SvcV-8 Services Evolution Description
    • SvcV-9 Services Technology & Skills Forecast
    • SvcV-10a Services Rules Model
    • SvcV-10b Services State Transition Description
    • SvcV-10c Services Event-Trace Description
  • Standards Viewpoint (StdV)
    • StdV-1 Standards Profile
    • StdV-2 Standards Forecast
  • System Viewpoint (SV)
    • 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 Systems Function Traceability Matrix
    • SV-5b Operational Activity to Systems Traceability Matrix
    • SV-6 Systems Resource Flow Matrix
    • SV-7 Systems Measures Matrix
    • SV-8 Systems Evolution Description
    • SV-9 Systems Technology & Skills Forecast
    • SV-10a Systems Rules Model
    • SV-10b Systems State Transition Description
    • SV-10c Systems Event-Trace Description
DoDAF 2.0 Background
  • Federal Law and policies
  • Historical evolution
  • Need for change
DoDAF 2.0 Vision
  • Vision statement
  • Purpose and scope of the DoDAF 2.0
    • Developing Architectures
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Solution Architecture
    • Maintaining and Managing Architectures
    • Using Architectures
  • What do managers should know about the DoDAF 2.0
    • Active Involvement of the Decision Maker
    • Decision Maker’s functions to perform
  • Guidelines
  • Customer requirements
    • Key decision support processes
    • Joint capability incorporation and development system
    • Defense acquisition system
    • Systems Engineering
    • Planning, programming, budgeting and execution
    • Portfolio management
    • Operations
    • Net‐centric Incorporation
    • Information sharing
  • DM2 support for viewpoints and the key processes
DoDAF 2.0 Guidelines
  • DoDAF Development Guidelines
  • Guiding Principles
    • Focus
    • Efficiency
    • Clarity
    • Comparability
    • Integration of Data
    • Data‐Centricity
    • Tool‐Agnostic
    • Reusability
    • Net‐Centricity
    • Multiple techniques and tools
    • Analysis
    • Essential toolkit characteristics
  • Adjusting architecture to customers’ needs
    • 7sub‐bullets
Architectural Resources
  • DoD IEA
  • DARS
  • DISR
  • KM/DS
  • Metadata Registry
  • Service Registry
  • UJTL
DoDAF 2.0 vs. DoDAF 1.5
  • Product vs models
  • Views vs viewpoints
  • Systems differences
  • Department initiatives for Architecture Federation and Tiered Responsibility
  • Requirements and standards for data sharing
  • Federal Enterprise Architecture description
  • DM2 containing CDM, LDM, and PES
  • SOA approaches
  • Focus differences of the Architecture Development Process
  • Difference in Nodes
DoDAF 2.0 Relationships to Other Frameworks and References
  • Frameworks
    • Federal Enterprise Architecture Program
    • The Zachman Framework
    • The Open Group Architecture Framework
    • The Ministry of Defense Architecture Framework
    • NATO Architecture Framework
  • Reference
    • DoD Information EA
    • DoD Business EA
    • DOD Global information grid EA
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