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Introduction to SoS Operational Test and DoDAF Training

Introduction to SoS Operational Test and DoDAF Training

Introduction to SoS Operational Test and DoDAF Training:

Introduction to SoS Operational Test and DoDAF Training – Hands-on

Introduction to SoS Operational Test and DoDAF training covers Operational Test (OT) and Evaluation processes applied to System of systems engineering and integration using DoDAF viewpoints.

This Introduction to SoS Operational Test and DoDAF Training 2.02 workshop provides participants with a solid foundation for applying Model-Based Systems Engineering principles and System of Systems (SoS) Operational Test (OT) and Evaluation best practices with the DoD Architecture Framework 2.02 (DoDAF 2.02) standard framework. The Introduction to SoS Operational Test and DoDAF Training workshop style 3-day training teaches participants how to solve practical Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) problems using a pragmatic subset of DoDAF 2.02 viewpoints and SysML diagram types that are appropriate for the system of Systems (SoS) Operational Test and Evaluation (OT& E).

Learn and Understand:

  • Principles behind Operational Test and Evaluation
  • Interactions between the system under test and its system of systems.
  • Testing procedures  at the system of systems level
  • Test domains including operational test and integration
  • Test and evaluate warfighting capabilities under realistic operational conditions
  • Testing procedures to determine their effectiveness, suitability, and impact on mission accomplishment
  • Techniques to deliver capability-focused and aligned operational assessments, procedures, and tactics for new warfighting capabilities
  •  Using DoDAF viewpoints for Operational Tests and Evaluation gap analysis

What’s Included?

  • 3 days of Introduction to SoS Operational Test and DoDAF Training with an expert instructor
  • Introduction to SoS Operational Test and DoDAF Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


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  • If you are familiar with some aspects of the Introduction to SoS Operational Test and DoDAF Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Introduction to SoS Operational Test and DoDAF 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 Introduction to SoS Operational Test and DoDAF Training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Introduction to SoS Operational Test and DoDAF Training course is defined here:

  • Business Analysts
  • Enterprise Architects
  • DoDAF Process improvement team members
  • DoDAF Managers and supervisors


Upon completing this Introduction to SoS Operational Test and DoDAF Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Understand and discuss the principles and concepts of DoDAF 2.02
  • Discuss the DoDAF framework Viewpoints
  • Understand and explain the DoDAF terminology and notation
  • Discuss architectural structure behind System of Systems (SoS) and Operation Test and Evaluation (OT&E)
  • Understand what it means to create DoDAF “Fit for Purpose” architectures
  • Articulate the use of DoDAF 2.02 in analyzing and modeling SoSE&I and OT&E
  • Apply and create SoSE&I and OT&E-related DoDAF Viewpoints and models

Course Syllabus:

DoDAF 2.0 Architecture Framework

  • DoDAF Introduction, Overview, and Key Concepts
  • DoDAF Artifacts
  • Models, Roles, Relationships and Catalogs
  • DoDAF Version 2.0 Architecture Data and Viewpoints
  • All Viewpoint (AV)
  • Capability Viewpoint (CV)
  • Data and Information Viewpoint (DIV)
  • Operational Viewpoint (OV)
  • Project Viewpoint (PV)
  • Services Viewpoint (SvcV)
  • Standards Viewpoint (StdV)
  • Systems Viewpoint (SV)
  • DoDAF vs. Systems Engineering and System of Systems Engineering (SoSE)
  • Using DoDAF Architecture for Gap Analysis

Principles behind System of Systems (SoS)

  • What is SoS?
  • Comparison of Systems and Systems of Systems (SoS)
  • SoS and SoS SE
  • SoS Management
  • SoS Net-Centricity
  • SoS Modeling and Simulation
  • Key Elements of SoS SE
  • SE Processes and SoS Environments
  • SoS, Systems, and Relationships
  • Performance to Capability Objectives Assessment
  • SoS Architecture
  • Orchestrating Upgrades to SoS
  • SE Process Support for System of Systems Engineering (SoSE)
  • Requirements Analysis and Development
  • Logical Analysis and Design Solution
  • Implementation
  • Integration
  • Verification & Validation (V&V)
  • Transition
  • Decision Analysis
  • Technical Planning
  • Technical Assessment
  • Requirements Engineering and Management
  • Risk Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Configuration Management
  • Change Management
  • Data Management
  • Interface Management

System of Systems Engineering and Integration (SoSE&I) Principles

  • System of Systems Engineering and Integration
  • System of Systems Integration (SoSI)
  • System of Systems Engineering (SoSE)
  • Coordinated System of System (SoS) analysis, engineering and architectural and integration
  • Managing, validating, and synchronizing the fielding of integrated capabilities

System of Systems Engineering and Integration using DoDAF 2.02

  • Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation of Operational Networks
  • Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation of Operational Test (OT)
  • SoS Engineering & Integration Construct
  • SoS Engineering (SoSE)
  • Principles behind Net-Centric and “ALWAYS ON”
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Architectures Analysis Trades
  • SoS Engineering
  • SoS Implementation Plan
  • SoS Integration (SoSI)
  • Fielding Synchronization
  • SoS Integration Field
  • Sos Integration (LAB)
  • Development V&V
  • Netcentric System of Systems Engineering (SoSE)
  • System of systems analysis, engineering, architectural, and integration viewpoints with DoDAF 2.02

Principles of Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E)

  • Full spectrum of operational test and evaluation (OT&E) capability
  • Systems, System of Systems (SoS) operational concepts
  • Discovery, experimentation, development, acquisition, or assessment
  • Applied Systems Engineering (SE)
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Process Engineering for Test and Evaluation
  • Requirements Decomposition
  • Test Plans
  • Test Cases
  • Integrated Master Test Schedules
  • In-Field Testing of C4 Systems
  • Thread Development
  • Support of the decision process
  • Acquisition Strategy
  • Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)
  • Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)
  • Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP)
  • Using DoDAF Architecture for SoS OT&E Gap Analysis

SoS Operational Testing and Evaluation Capability

  • Test and Evaluation Strategy (TES)
  • Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)
  • System of Systems (SoS) realistic, relevant, and testable requirements
  • Unambiguous, testable, and relevant requirements
  • Requirements for missions in combat, and operationally and technically realistic
  • Principles behind Engage Early to Improve Requirements
  • Planned Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
  • Testing in realistic operational environments
  • Integrate Developmental, Live Fire, and Operational Testing
  • Substantially and Initial Operational Test & Evaluation (IOT&E)
  • Reliability, Availability, Maintainability
  • Cost rationale for meeting reliability requirements
  • Integrate Developmental, Live Fire, and Operational Testing
  • Evaluation of Operational Effectiveness
  • Evaluation of Operational Suitability
  • SoS Operational Suitability Requirements
  • Reliability, availability, and compatibility
  • Transportability, interoperability, and wartime usage rates
  • Maintainability, safety, human factors, manpower supportability, and logistics supportability
  • Modeling, documentation, environmental effects, and training requirements

Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Management

  • Introduction to Operational Test and Evaluation
  • The OT&E Process
  • Defense Systems Acquisition Process
  • OT&E and SE/ SoSE Processes
  • Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques (STAT)
  • Requirements Documentation
  • Program Decision and Management Documentation
  • Test Program Documentation
  • “Test” and “Evaluation”
  • The Evaluation Process
  • Test and Evaluation Management Planning
  • Evaluating Developmental and Operational Tests
  • Integrated Testing
  • Quality In Design
  • Production Management
  • Production Qualification Testing
  • Test Planning, Execution, and Reporting Evaluation
  • OT&E to Support Decision Reviews
  • Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)
  • Temp Requirements
  • Obtaining Test Resources
  • “Black Box” Versus “White Box” Testing
  • Testing for Vulnerability and Lethality
  • Logistics Support OT&E
  • Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Testing and Spectrum Supportability (SS)
  • Interoperability and Cyber Security
  • Multi-Service and Joint Testing
  • International OT&E Programs
  • FCT and NATO Comparative Test (NCT) Programs
  • T&E Management in Multi-National Programs
  • S. and NATO Acquisition Programs

Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) Gap Analysis and Modeling with DoDAF 2.02

  • Visualizing architectural data is accomplished through models
  • Defining, Creating, and Building DODAF 2.0 Viewpoints Workshop
  • Defining an OT&E Project
  • Defining Selected OT&E Viewpoints
  • Using TONEX DoDAF Roadmaps and Framework
    • SoS OT&E Need
    • SoS OT&E Assumptions
    • SoS OT&E Authority and Responsibility
    • SoS OT&E Goals
    • SoS OT&E Objectives
    • SoS OT&E Mission
    • SoS OT&E Constraints
    • SoS OT&E Operational Concepts
    • Build, Integrate, Test, Integrated Test, Verification, Tuning, Validation assistance, Accreditation assistance, Operation Assistance
    • Example of Selected DoDAF Viewpoints
    • AV-1, OV-1, OV-2, OV-3, OV-4, OV-5, SV-1, SV-2, SV-5, CV-1, CV-3, SvcV-1, SvcV-2, SvcV-3, SvcV-5, PV-1, PV-2


Dr. Eric Honour, CSEP, INCOSE Fellow, has been in international leadership of the engineering of systems for nearly two decades, part of a 40-year career of complex systems development and operation. His energetic and informative presentation style actively involves class participants. He is a former President of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). He was selected in 2000 for Who’s Who in Science and Technology and in 2004 as an INCOSE Founder. He has been a systems engineer, engineering manager, and program manager at Harris, E-Systems, and Link, and was a Navy pilot. He has contributed to the development of 17 major systems, including Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation, Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension System, and the National Crime Information Center. BSSE (Systems Engineering) from US Naval Academy and MSEE from Naval Postgraduate School, Ph.D. The University of South Australia based on his ground-breaking work on the quantified value of systems engineering

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