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The DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) provides an underlying
structure to work with complexity. Today’s systems do not
stand alone; each system fits within an increasingly complex system-of-systems,
a network of interconnection that virtually guarantees surprise
behavior. Systems science recognizes this type of interconnectivity
as one essence of complexity. It requires new tools, new methods,
and new paradigms for effective system design.
This 2-day course provides knowledge and exercises at a practical
level in the use of the DODAF. You will learn about architecting
processes, methods and thought patterns. You will practice architecting
by creating DODAF representations of a familiar, complex system-of-systems.
By the end of this course, you will be able to use DODAF effectively
in your work to assist your system architecting.
Practice architecting on a creative “Mars
Rotor” complex system. Define the operations, technical structure,
and migration for this future space program.
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course if you are:
- A key member of a system or system-of-systems development team
- Concerned about how your system product fits into the larger
- Looking for practical methods to use
is aimed at
- Systems engineers
- Technical team leaders
- Program or project managers
- Others who participate in defining and developing complex systems.
Architectures and Architecting
– Understanding of the components of an architecture. Origin
of the terms within systems development. Understanding of the components
of an architecture. Architecting key activities. Foundations of
DODAF Overview – Methods
to convey architectures. Overview of different architecture frameworks
(TOGAF, FEAF, Zachman, etc.) Why frameworks exist, and what they
hope to provide. DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) basic concepts:
Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) and the DoDAF Meta-Model (DM2).
Hierarchies of architectures. Viewpoints within DoDAF (All, Capability,
Data/Information, Operational, Project, Services, Standards, Systems).
How Viewpoints support models. Diagram types (views) within each
viewpoint. DoDAF architecting methods.
DODAF Operational Viewpoint –
Describing an operational environment, and then modifying it to
incorporate new capabilities. Sequences of creation. How to convert
concepts into DODAF views. Introduction and practical exercises
on each DODAF OV product, with review and critique. Teaching method
includes three passes for each product: (a) describing the views,
(b) instructor-led exercise, (c) group work to create views.
DODAF Services and Systems Viewpoints
– Converting the operational views into service-oriented technical
architecture, while matching the new architecture with legacy systems.
Sequences of creation. Linkages between the technical views and
the operational views. Introduction and practical exercises on each
DODAF SvcV and SV product, with review and critique, again using
the three-pass method.
DODAF Migration Definition Processes
– How to depict the migration of current systems into future
systems while maintaining operability at each step. Practical exercises
on migration planning using related CV, SvcV, SV, and OV products.
DODAF Capability, Project, Data and Information
Viewpoints – Definition of the largest systems-of-systems
through examination of top-level capabilities. Definition of project
plans and how they support migration of the architecture. The underlying
data and information products of the DM2. Introduction and practical
exercises on each DoDAF CV, PV, and DIV product.
Continuing Education: This course qualifies for 1.4 CEUs or 14
Eric Honour, CSEP, INCOSE Fellow, and former INCOSE President,
has been in international leadership of the engineering of systems
for over 20 years, part of a 40+ year career of complex systems development
and operation. His energetic and informative presentation style actively
involves class participants. He was the founding Chair of the INCOSE
Technical Board in 1994, and served as Director of the Systems Engineering
Center of Excellence (SECOE). He was selected in 2000 for Who’s
Who in Science and Technology and in 2004 as an INCOSE Founder. He
is on the editorial board for Systems Engineering. He has
been a successful entrepreneur, systems engineer, engineering manager,
and program manager at Harris Information Systems, E-Systems Melpar,
and Singer Link, preceded by nine years as a US Naval Officer flying
P-3 aircraft. He has led or contributed to the development of 17 major
systems.. Dr. Honour has a BSSE (Systems Engineering) from the US
Naval Academy, MSEE from the Naval Postgraduate School, and PhD from
the University of South Australia based on his ground-breaking work
to quantify the value of systems engineering.
Scott Workinger has led innovative technology development
efforts in complex, risk-laden environments for 30 years in the fields
of manufacturing (automotive, glass, optical fiber), engineering and
construction (nuclear, pulp & paper), and information technology
(expert systems, operations analysis, CAD, collaboration technology).
He currently teaches courses on program management and engineering
and consults on strategic management and technology issues. Scott
has a B.S in Engineering Physics from Lehigh University, an M.S. in
Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in
Civil and Environment Engineering from Stanford University.
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