This course gives a solid understanding across all aspects of Nato Architecture Framework. It does not focus on a specific view or function, but allows the delegates to easily find more information in the documentation and easily understand it.
During the course the delegates will do simple exercises, answer questions, etc...
Sparx Enterprise Architect is usually used during the course, but any other tools can be used instead.
NATO C3 Organisation Mission
Framework Documentation Structure
What is inside the NAF
How NAF works
NATO Network Enabled Capability
What is an Enterprise Architecture?
How to describe the architecture?
Why Architecture Matters?
Architecture is a language
EA and decisions
Types of NATO Architectures
Quiz: Which architecture is described by the sentences below?
Overarching Architecture (OA)
Reference Architectures (RA)
Target Architectures (TA)
NATO Architecture Views
NATO All View (NAV)
NATO Capability View (NCV)
NATO Operational View (NOV)
NATO Service-Oriented View (NSOV)
NATO Systems View (NSV)
NATO Technical View (NTV)
NATO Programme View (NPV)
Communities of Interest
Life-cycle management in NAF
How NAF align stakeholders interest with the architecture?
Identification of Stakeholders
Identification of Communities of Interest (CoIs)
Relation between Stakeholders and CoI’s
Requirements Analysis of CoIs
Description of CoI Interests
CoI’s Architecture Interests and Impacts
Requirements of Architecture Views
MODAF is an internationally recognised enterprise architecture framework developed by the MOD to support Defence planning and change management activities. It does this by enabling the capture and presentation of information in a rigorous, coherent and comprehensive way that aids the understanding of complex issues.
Enterprise Architects, the principal customers for MODAF views, who need to both correctly interpret standard MODAF views provided to them and to specify and control the tasks required to create new views
Architectural modellers who need guidance on the creation and interchange of MODAF views (including for example: architecting principles, view coherence rules and tool selection criteria)
Tool developers and engineers who are implementing architectural data repositories for storing and manipulating MODAF Architecture data elements
Trainers and educators who require reference material in order to appropriately train and support the previous types of MODAF users
MODAF users who wish to contribute to the development of MODAF
Managers who need to understand what views are required to answer their particular questions
Overview of MODAF
Relationship Between MODAF Viewpoints
Key Supporting Elements to MODAF
Ensuring Architectures are MODAF compliant
MODAF Documentation Suite
Benefits of Developing MODAF Architectures
Quantifying MODAF Benefits
Benefits to MOD communities of Interest
Approach to developing MODAF Architectures
General Approach to Developing MODAF Architectures
Practical Applications of General Approach to MODAF Architectures
COI-Specific Architecture Processes
The course is aimed at business analysts, architects and systems engineers who want to understand how MODAF can be used in their organisation.
Introduction to Enterprise Architecture in Defence
EA Enablers: Frameworks, Tools, Meta-Models & Repositories
Overview of MoDAF: what is it for, and how does it fit together
Key MoDAF Views: Strategic, Operational, System
Detail of MoDAF Views: The key views and how they're structured
Developing Capability Models: Strategic Architectures
The MoDAF System Views: Structure, Behaviour, Configuration Management
Programmatic Views: Project Plans (AcV-2), Capability Planning (StV-3)
Service Views: MoDAF interpretation of Services and SOA
This is a 3-day training covering principles of modeling, NAF, UPDM and use of MagicDraw following a case study, which demonstrates a typical defense architecture approach.
Includes lectures and hands-on practice in using MagicDraw for NAF modeling using UPDM;
Explains NAF views, sub-views and concepts;
Explains UPDM concepts and diagrams;
Provides hands-on experience building models;
Shows how to trace model elements in different views;
Explains how to use MagicDraw features efficiently;
Is based on a consistent modeling case study.
software architects and other stakeholders who will create and use models
Presentations, discussions, and case study-based practical assignments.
Slides, case study model, and practical assignment descriptions.
Each participant receives No Magic and NobleProg certificate indicating that he attended the training.
Trainer and Participant Introductions
Introduction to NAF
Introduction to UPDM
Introduction to MagicDraw
A Case Study Definition
Managing Capability Portfolio
Sub-views for Capability View
Defining Operational Scenarios
Sub-views for Operational View
Defining Capability Configurations
Sub-views for Systems View
Sub-views for Service-Oriented View
Incorporating Services into Operational and Systems Views
Managing Project Portfolio
Sub-views for Programme View
Sub-views for Technical View
Sub-views for All View
Specifying and analyzing traces between different architecture Views
Discussing Remaining Questions
Identifying Further Action Points