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Start Date:

Mon, Nov 30, 9:00am - Dec 04, 3:30pm Eastern Time (5 sessions)

Downtown, Washington, D.C.
1401 H St NW Ste 100
Btwn 14th & 15th Streets NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this architecture class:

The Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) is an architecture framework for the United States Department of Defense that provides structure for a specific stakeholder concern through viewpoints organized by various views.

DoDAF defines a set of views that act as mechanisms for visualizing, understanding, and assimilating the broad scope and complexities of an architecture description through tabular, structural, behavioral, ontological, pictorial, temporal or graphical means.

It is especially suited to large systems with complex integration and interoperability challenges, and is apparently unique in its use of operational views detailing the external customer's operating domain in which the developing system will operate.

This course gives our comprehensive methodology to create operational, technical, and systems architecture views and products consistent with the DoDAF and DoD procurement and acquisition guidelines. Students will apply DoDAF compliance concepts, models and principles to design their own compliant system

Intended Audience:
Everybody interested in the terms, concepts and practice of architecture. Especially software architects looking for a senior role.

  • Enterprise Architect
  • Business Architects
  • IT Architects
  • Information Architects
  • Technology Architects
  • Application Architects
  • System Integrators
  • Solution Architects

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Outline:

Day 1

Module 1 – Introduction to DoDAF v2.0

  • DoDAF v2.0 Overview
  • DoDAF v2.0 Purpose
  • DoDAF v2.0 Paradigm Shift
  • DoDAF v2.0 Responsibilities
  • DoDAF v2.0 Conformance
  • DoDAF v2.0 Law and Policy Supports
  • Module 1 Quiz

Module 2 – DoDAF Components

  • DoDAF v2.0 Terminology
  • DoDAF v2.0 Architectural Description Focus
  • DoDAF v2.0 DoDAF-Described Models Overview
  • DoDAF v2.0 Fit-for-Purpose Views
  • DoDAF MetaModel “DM2” Overview
  • DM2 CDM
  • DM2 LDM
  • DM2 PES
  • Module 2 Quiz

Module 3 – The Six Core Processes DoDAF Supports

  • Overview of Six Core Processes DoDAF Supports
  • Joint Capability Integration and Development System
  • Defense Acquisition System
  • Systems Engineering
  • Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE)
  • Portfolio Management
  • Operations
  • DoDAF V2.0 Meta-model Groups
  • Module 3 Quiz

Module 4 – Architecture Development

DoDAF 6-Step Architecture Development Process Overview

  • Step 1: Determine Intended Use of Architecture
  • Step 2: Determine Scope of Architecture
  • Step 3: Determine Data Required to Support Architecture Development
  • Step 4: Collect, Organize, Correlate, and Store Architectural Data
  • Step 5: Conduct Analyses in Support of Architecture Objectives
  • Step 6: Document Results in Accordance with Decision-Maker Needs
  • Module 4 Quiz
  • Module 5 – DoD Enterprise Architecture
  • DoD EA Overview
  • DoD EA Purpose
  • DoD EA Components
  • Scoping DoD EA Architectures
  • Module 5 Quiz

Module 6 – Reference Architecture

  • Joint Capability Activities (JCAs)
  • Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA)
  • Federal Enterprise Architecture Reference Models
  • PRM
  • BRM
  • DRM
  • ARM
  • IRM
  • SRM
  • Universal Joint Task List (UJTL)
  • Module 6 Quiz

Day 2

Day 2 Overview

Module 7 –Modeling with DoDAF 2.0

I2-T UAV Program Scenarios

Workbook modeling exercises utilize “scenarios” from the I2-T Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program and provide the backdrop & content for developing DoDAF 2.0 describe models.

The course utilizes web-based DoDAF modeling toolsets and an EA repository for saving and querying architecture work.

Step 1: Determine Intended Use of Architecture

  • AV-1: Overview and Summary Information
  • AV-1 Workbook Modeling Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • CV-1: Vision
  • CV-1 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • CV-2: Capability Taxonomy
  • CV-2 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • Module 7 Quiz

Module 8 – DoDAF Architectural Scope

Step 2: Determine Scope of Architecture

  • OV-1: High-Level Operational Concept Graphic
  • OV-1 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • OV-2: Operational Resource Flow Description
  • OV-2 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • OV-4: Organizational Relationships Chart
  • OV-4 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • Module 8 Quiz

Module 9 – DoDAF Architectural Timeline

  • PV-1: Project Portfolio Relationships
  • PV-1 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • PV-2: Project Timelines
  • PV-2 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • PV-3: Project to Capability Mapping
  • PV-3 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • Module 9 Quiz

Module 10 – DoDAF Architectural Data and Standards

Step 3: Determine Data Required to Support Architecture Development

  • DIV-1: Conceptual Data Model
  • DIV-1 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • DIV-2: Logical Data Model
  • DIV-2 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • DIV-3: Physical Data Model
  • DIV-3 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • StdV-1 Standards Profile
  • StdV-1 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • StdV-2 Standards Forecast
  • StdV-2 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • AV-2: Integrated Dictionary
  • AV-2 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • Module 10 Quiz

Day 3

Day 3 Overview

Module 11 – DoDAF Architectural Operations

Step 4: Collect, Organize, Correlate, and Store Architectural Data

  • OV-5a: Operational Activity Decomposition Tree
  • OV-5a Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • OV-5b: Operational Activity Model
  • OV-5b Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • OV-3: Operational Resource Flow Matrix
  • OV-3 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • OV-6c: Event-Trace Description
  • OV-6c Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • OV-6: Business Process Modeling Notation
  • OV-6 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • Module 10 Quiz

Module 11 – DoDAF Architectural Systems (Phase 1)

  • SV-1 Systems Interface Description
  • SV-1 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SV-2 Systems Resource Flow Description
  • SV-2 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SV-4a Systems Function Decomposition
  • SV-4a Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SV-4b Systems Data Flow
  • SV-4b Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SV-3 Systems-Systems Matrix
  • SV-3 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SV-5a Operational Activity to Systems Function Traceability Matrix
  • SV-5a Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SV-5b Operational Activity to Systems Traceability Matrix
  • SV-5b Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SV-10c Systems Event-Trace Description
  • SV-10c Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • Module 11 Quiz

Module 12 – DoDAF Architectural Services (Phase 1)

  • SvcV-1 Services Interface Description
  • SvcV-1 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SvcV -2 Services Resource Flow Description
  • SvcV-2 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SvcV-4a Services Functional Decomposition
  • SvcV-4a Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SvcV-4b Services Data Flow
  • SvcV-4b Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SvcV-3 Services-Services Matrix
  • SvcV-3 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SvcV-5a Operational Activity to Services Function Traceability Matrix
  • SvcV-5a Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SvcV-5b Operational Activity to Services Traceability Matrix
  • SvcV-5b Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SvcV-10c Services Event-Trace Description
  • SvcV-10c Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • Module 12 Quiz

Module 13 – DoDAF Architectural Capabilities

  • CV-3: Capability Phasing
  • CV-3 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • CV-4: Capability Dependencies
  • CV-4 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • CV-5: Capability to Organizational Development Mapping
  • CV-5 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • CV-6: Capability to Operational Activities Mapping
  • CV-6 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • CV-7: Capability to Services Mapping
  • CV-7 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • Module 13 Quiz

Day 4

Day 4 Overview
Module 14 – DoDAF Architectural Systems (Phase 2)

  • SV-6 Systems Resource Flow Matrix
  • SV-6 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SV-7 Systems Measures Matrix
  • SV-7 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SV-8 Systems Evolution Description
  • SV-8 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SV-9 Systems Technology & Skills Forecast
  • SV-9 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SV-10a Systems Rules Model
  • SV-10a Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SV-10b Systems State Transition Description
  • SV-10b Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • Module 14 Quiz

Day 5

Day 5 Overview

Module 15 – DoDAF Architectural Services (Phase 2)

  • SvcV-6 Services Resource Flow Matrix
  • SvcV-6 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SvcV -7 Services Measures Matrix
  • SvcV-7 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SvcV -8 Services Evolution Description
  • SvcV-8 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SvcV -9 Services Technology & Skills Forecast
  • SvcV-9 Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SvcV -10a Services Rules Model
  • SvcV-10a Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • SvcV -10b Services State Transition Description
  • SvcV-10b Workbook Modeling Exercise
  • Module 15 Quiz

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Refund Policy
A 100% refund, minus a 2% processing fee, will be given to students who drop or withdraw from the class no later than the 21st day prior to the announced scheduled start date. 

No refund will be given within 21 days of the published start date. 

Students missing a portion of a class, due to emergencies or unforeseen circumstances, will be able to attend the next class on the same topic for the days missed, without additional fee. 

Students need not re-register; however, they must notify us (by email or telephone), so the registration fee for the makeup class can be waived and class logistics provided.


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Tue, Dec 01 9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time Steve Else, Ph.D.
Wed, Dec 02 9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time Steve Else, Ph.D.
Thu, Dec 03 9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time Steve Else, Ph.D.
Fri, Dec 04 9:00am - 3:30pm Eastern Time Steve Else, Ph.D.

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