NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training

Commitment 2 days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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The NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) is an Enterprise Architecture (EA) framework by NATO. The role of enterprise architecture is to provide decision support, in the context of the enterprise strategy, for the use of resources (including processes and procedures) in the enterprise. In other words, the architecture is responsible for defining how resources will be used to support enterprise strategy and benefit the NATO goals and objectives.

NAF provides guidance on describing communication and information systems (or C3 systems) through architectures and provides the rules, guidance, and templates for developing and presenting architecture descriptions to ensure a common denominator for understanding, comparing, and integrating architectures in NATO. The application of the NAF is designed to enable architectures to contribute most effectively to acquiring and fielding cost-effective and interoperable military capabilities.

NAF training provides the attendees with details of the NATO Architecture Framework and its applications using real-world scenarios and case studies. A detailed Transition Guidance from NAF v3 to NAF v4 and concepts behind Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) are provided.

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



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

  • Describe Architecture Frameworks
  • List Architecture Definitions, Terminology, and Ontology
  • Identify Architecture Methodologies
  • Explain NATO Enterprise Architecture Policy and Directive principles
  • List the basic concepts of NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) v3
  • List the basic concepts of NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) v4
  • Describe concepts behind NATO Network Enabled Capability (NNEC)
  • List Architecture Concepts and Elements
  • Describe Architecture Views and Subviews
  • Employ the appropriate architecture process
  • Explain how to use and extend the NAFv4 in Capability Realization Projects
  • Create Concepts and Views
  • Create Logical and Physical Resource Specification Views
  • Apply NATO modeling concepts
  • Describe NATO Architecture Framework Metamodel (NMM) and Architecture Data Exchange Specification (ADES)
  • Describe the Management of Architecture in NATO
  • Describe Transition Guidance NAF v3 to NAF v4
  • Explain the concepts behind Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)
  • Discuss the role of the Unified Architecture Framework (UAF 1.1) in the context of the NATO Architecture Framework (NAF v4)
  • We can adapt this NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) 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 NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training 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) 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 NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training Overview course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) Training Overview course:

  • Enterprise Architects
  • Software Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Data and Information Modelers
  • System, Software, Solution and Application Architects, and Engineers
  • Enterprise Architects, Executives, Managers, and Team Leaders
  • CIO’s 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) course are:

  • All


Architecture Frameworks

  • Enterprise Architecture, Architectural Frameworks, and NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)
  • Introduction to Architecture Frameworks
  • Architectural Framework (AF) is a specification of how to organize and Present Architectural Models
  • Enterprise Architecture (EA) Frameworks
  • EA Specification and Integrated Model of an Enterprise
  • Operational / Business Aspects and the Systems within the Enterprise
  • Why Develop Architectures?
  • Enterprise Architecture and Architecture Framework
  • The Structure of the NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)
  • What is the Value of an Architecture?
  • Interoperability between Architectures
  • Stakeholder Concerns, Viewpoints, and Perspectives
  • Architecture Dimensions
  • Types of Architectures
  • Architecting Styles
  • Main Architecture Processes
  • Architecture Governance
  • Architecture Management
  • Architecture Evaluation
  • Architecture Enablers
  • Architecture Life Cycle

NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)

  • NAF as an Enterprise Architecture (EA) Framework
  • NAF for Enterprise and Mission architecting
  • System of Systems (SoS) and Cyber-physical Systems engineering with NAF
  • Digital Transformation efforts using NAF 4 and UAF
  • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
  • Zachman Framework
  • Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
  • Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MODAF)
  • Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF™ (UPDM™)
  • Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) Specification Version 1.2
  • Modeling Guidelines for use of the UAF DMM

Architecture Methodologies

  • NC3A’s Architecture Engineering Methodology (AEM)
  • DoDAF’s 6-step model

Introduction to NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)

  • What is an Enterprise Architecture?
  • The NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)
  • Purpose and Scope of the NAF
  • Why use NAF?
  • NAF v3: New Features and Important Changes in NAF
  • Architecture Tools
  • Types of NATO Architectures
  • NATO Architecture Views
  • Management of NAF and architectures
  • Architecture Stakeholders and their Roles
  • Identification and Description of Stakeholders and Communities of Interest (CoIs)
  • Methodology for Identifying Project Stakeholders
  • Enterprise Architecture, SOA, and NAF
  • Role of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)

NNEC Architecture Concepts and Elements

  • NATO Network Enabled Capability (NNEC)
  • NNEC Architecture Concepts
  • NNEC Architecture Elements and Descriptions

NAF v3 Architecture Views and Subviews

  • NATO Architecture Views
  • NAV, NATO All View
  • NCV, NATO Capability View
  • NOV, NATO Operational View
  • NSOV, NATO Service-Oriented View
  • NSV, NATO Systems View
  • NTV, NATO Technical View
  • NPV, NATO Programme View
  • Mapping Subviews to Communities of Interest
  • Mapping Subviews to NNEC Elements
  • NATO Architecture Framework Metamodel (NMM) and Architecture Data Exchange Specification (ADES)
  • NATO Architecture Framework Metamodel (NMM)
  • NATO Architecture Data Exchange Specification (ADES)

Management of Architectures in NATO

  • The Management and Use of NAF v3
  • General Guidelines for the Management of NAF v3 Architectures in Nations
  • NAF v3 Request For Change Proposal (RFCP) Procedure
  • 6 Standardization of the NATO Architecture Framework Metamodel (NMM) and
  • the Architecture Information Exchange Mechanism (ADEM)

NAF v3 Architecture Definitions, Terminology, and Ontology

  • NAF v3 Taxonomy
  • NAF v3 Ontology
  • Transition Guidance NAF v2 to NAF v3
  • Considering Transition Feasibility
  • Implementation of Transition
  • View, Subview, and Metamodel Transition
  • The NATO Architecture Framework SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) Views

NAF v4 Architecture Definitions, Terminology, and Ontology

  • NAF v4 Taxonomy
  • NAF v4 Ontology
  • NAF v4 Methodology
  • NAF v4 Viewpoints
  • NAF v4 Meta-Model

New Features and Important Changes in NAFv4

  • New Features
  • Architecture Methodology
  • Grid Representation
  • Adoption of Industry Meta-Models
  • Architecture Body of Knowledge
  • NAF grid representation
  • Concept viewpoints
  • Service specification viewpoints
  • Logical specification viewpoints
  • Physical resource specification viewpoints
  • Architecture foundation viewpoints Meta-Models
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