NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training v4

Commitment 2 days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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NATO Architecture Framework and Architectures are developed to support strategic planning, transformation, and various types of analyses (i.e., gap, impact, risk) and the decisions made during each of those processes. With NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training v4 course participants will learn how to use NAFv4 for identifying capability needs, relating needs to systems, a system of systems (SoS) development and integration, attaining interoperability and supportability, and managing investments both at Enterprise and Project Levels including federated architectures, architectures used at the project level to identify capability requirements and operational resource needs to meet business objectives. Project architectures may then be integrated to support decision-making at the enterprise level using

  • 2 days of NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training v4 with an expert instructor
  • NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) v4 Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



Upon completing this NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training v4 course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • List the basic concepts of NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) v4
  • Describe NAFv4 Grid Representation
  • List NAFv4 Architecture Concepts and Elements
  • Analyze model-driven solutions that support the development of NAF 4 views and models
  • Describe Architecture Views and Subviews
  • Describe the Management of Architecture in NAFv4
  • Describe Transition Guidance NAF v3 to NAF v4
  • Learn how to work with the tools supporting NAFv4
  • Create integrated NAF products with traceability maintained among views
  • Discuss the role of the Unified Architecture Framework (UAF 1.1) in the context of the NATO Architecture Framework (NAF v4)
  • Discuss NATO Roadmap towards Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)
  • We can adapt this NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training v4 course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training v4 course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) v4 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 NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training v4 course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) v4 course:

  • Enterprise Architects
  • Software Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Data and Information Modelers
  • The system, Software, Solution, and Application Architects, and Engineers
  • Enterprise Architects, Executives, Managers, and Team Leaders
  • CIOs and Senior IT Management
  • Information, Data, and Systems Engineers
  • Business and Systems Analysts
  • Developers and Engineers
  • Contractors Supporting DoD Architecture and Systems Development

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) v4 course are:

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The Structure of The NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)          
  • Value of an Architecture
  • Why Develop Architectures?
  • What Is an Enterprise Architecture?
  • What Is an Architecture Framework?
  • Purpose And Scope of Architectures and Architecture Frameworks
  • What Is the Value of An Architecture?
  • New Features and Important Changes in Nafv4
  • New Features
  • Architecture Methodology
  • NAFv4 Grid Representation
NAFv4 Alignment with International Standards
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 Systems and Software Engineering – Architecture Description
  • ISO/IEC CD 42020 Systems and Software Engineering – Architecture Processes
  • ISO/IEC 42030 Systems and Software Engineering – Architecture Evaluation
  • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) Version 9.1
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015 Systems and Software Engineering – System Lifecycle Processes
  • ISO 15704:2000 Industrial automation systems – Requirements for enterprise-reference architectures and methodologies
Overview of NAFv4 Methodology
  • MODEM and Replacement of the Version 3 meta-model
  • Grid representation of Viewpoints
  • Architecture Methodology.
  • New Stakeholder Concerns, Viewpoints, and Perspectives
  • Main Architecture Processes
  • Architecture Governance
  • Architecture Management
  • Architecture Description
  • Architecture Evaluation
  • Architecture Enablers
  • Architecture Life Cycle
  • Architectures and Architecting Activities in the Enterprise
  • Architecture Framework
  • Architecture Repositories
  • Architecture Motivation Data
  • Manage Architecture Motivation Data
  • Architecture Policy
Creating NAF v4 Viewpoints
  • Concept Viewpoints
  • Service Specification Viewpoints
  • Logical Specification Viewpoints
  • Physical Resource Specification Viewpoints
  • Architecture Foundation Viewpoints
NAFv4 Perspectives and Mapping
  • Aspects
  • Taxonomy
  • Structure
  • Connectivity
  • Behavior
  • Information
  • Constraints
  • Roadmap
Creating Concept Viewpoints
  • C1 – Capability Taxonomy
  • C2 – Enterprise Vision
  • C3 – Capability Dependencies
  • C4 – Standard Processes
  • C5 – Effects
  • C-7– Performance Parameters
  • C8 – Planning Assumptions
  • Cr– Capability Roadmap
Creating Service Specification Viewpoints
  • S1 – Service Taxonomy
  • S2 – Service Structure
  • S3 – Service Interfaces
  • S4 – Service Functions
  • S5 – Service States
  • S6 – Service Interaction
  • S7– Service Interface Parameters
  • S8 – Service Policy
  • Sr – Service Roadmap
  • C1-S1 – Capability to Service Mapping
Creating Logical Specification Viewpoints
  • L1– Node Types
  • L2 – Logical Scenario
  • L3 – Node Interactions
  • L4 – Logical Activities
  • L5 – Logical States
  • L6 – Logical Sequence
  • L7 – Information Model
  • L8 – Logical Constraints
  • Lr – Lines of Development
  • L2-L3 – Logical Concept
Creating Physical Resource Specification Viewpoints
  • P1 – Resource Types
  • P2 – Resource Structure
  • P3 – Resource Connectivity
  • P4 – Resource Functions
  • P5 – Resource States
  • P6 – Resource
  • P7 – Data Model
  • P8 – Resource Constraints
  • Pr – Configuration Management
  • L4-P4 – Activity to Function Mapping
Creating Architecture Foundation Viewpoints     
  • A1 – Meta-Data Definitions
  • A2 – Architecture Products
  • A3 – Architecture Correspondence
  • A4 – Methodology Used
  • A5 – Architecture Status
  • A6 – Architecture Versions
  • A7 – Architecture Compliance
  • A8 – Standards
  • Ar – Architecture Roadmap
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