MODAF Training – UK Ministry of Defence Architectural Framework Training

MODAF Training – UK Ministry of Defence Architectural Framework Training

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MODAF Training – UK Ministry of Defence Architectural Framework Training, The UK Ministry of Defence Architectural Framework (MODAF) is an enabler for managing complexity. It provides a specification of how to represent an integrated model of an enterprise, from the operational / business aspects to the Systems that provide capability, with appropriate Standards and programmatic aspects.

It assists in managing complexity by providing a logical, standardised way to present and integrate models of the enterprise. By covering both the operational and technical aspects across the enterprise, MODAF-compliant Architectures enable all communities of interest to gain the essential common understanding that will be required to deliver the benefits to be derived from Network Enabled Capability (NEC).

MOD’s adoption of Network Enabled Capability (NEC) as its means of integrating existing capabilities into a coherent system of systems is an ambitious exercise in managing both complexity and change throughout the enterprise. Modern warfare is fast changing and the systems that technology is now making available are in themselves faster, more complex and more adaptable than ever before.

MODAF is an essential component of NEC (or more generally, network based enterprise management) for the following reasons;

• MODAF is the UK mechanism for describing, analysing and actively managing defence enterprises, as referenced by DIN TBD
• MODAF is about managing complexity
• MODAF provides a common language for architectural discourse

The key benefits that MODAF delivers are improvements to the specification and implementation of interoperability between Systems. MODAF supports a wide variety of MOD processes, including: capability management, acquisition and sustainment. MODAF training provides the details for understanding, analysing, and specifying: Capabilities, Systems, Systems of Systems (SoS), Organisational Structures and Business Processes. It is intended to facilitate the successful delivery of NEC.

Duration: 3 days

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Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this MODAF Training – UK Ministry of Defence Architectural Framework Training course is defined here:

• Anyone who is interested in leading architecture development projects or is interested in NAF including:
• System and Software Engineers
• Solution and Application Architects
• Enterprise Architects
• Executives Managers
• Team Leaders, CIO’s and Senior IT Management Information
• Data and Systems Engineers
• Business and Systems Analysts
• Developers and Engineers
• Contractors Supporting DoD Architecture
• Systems Development Aspiring Architects
• Project Managers
• Advanced EA Users


Upon completing this MODAF Training – UK Ministry of Defence Architectural Framework Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Understand the basic concepts behind Enterprise Architecture (EA)
• Describe Architectural Frameworks
• Identify the added value of Architecture Framework
• Explore why and how to build an Architecture Framework
• List MoDAF Architecture Definitions, Terminology and Ontology
• Identify Architecture Methodologies
• Compare MoDAF and other EA frameworks and methodologies such as: DODAF, NAF, AGATE, FEAF, TOGAF, Zachman, Spewak’s EAP, RUP/EUP, and IEEE 1471F
• Understand MoD Architecture Framework Principles
• Understand MoDAF Definitions and Guidelines
• List the basic concepts of The UK Ministry of Defence Architectural Framework (MODAF)
• List MoDAF Architecture Concepts and Elements
• Describe MoDAF Architecture Views and Subviews
• Understand challenges of implementing MoDAF including the technical and organizational issues
• Identify the elements of an Architecture Framework Implementation Plan
• Determine Specific Architectures Requirements necessary for your Organization

MODAF Training – UK Ministry of Defence Architectural Framework Training – Course Syllabus

Architecture Frameworks

Enterprise Architecture, Architectural Frameworks and Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MODAF)
Introduction to Architecture Frameworks
Architectural Framework (AF) as a specification of how to Organise and Present Architectural Models
Enterprise Archietcture (EA) Frameworks
EA Specification and Integrated Model of an Enterprise
Operational / Business Aspects and the Systems within the Enterprise
Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MODAF)
The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
Gartner’s Enterprise Architecture Framework
Zachman Framework
Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)
NAF as Chosen Implementation of an Enterprise Architecture (EA) Framework.
Defence Architecture Framework (DAF)
Model-based Architecture for Command and Control Information Systems (MACCIS)
Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF)

Architecture Methodologies

NC3A’s Architecture Engineering Methodology (AEM) Boeing/Openwings
META Group and Gartner Process Model
DoDAF’s 6 step model

Introduction to MoDAF v1.2

Purpose and Scope of the MoDAF
Why use MoDAF?
MoDAF Architecture Tools
Types of MoDAF Architectures
User requirements analysis with MODAF
System requirements analysis with MODAF
Dependency analysis with MODAFMoDAF Architecture Views and Viewpoints
Architecture Stakeholders and their Roles
Identification and Description of Stakeholders
Enterprise Architecture, SOA and MoDAF
Role of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
Architectural Framework Meta Models
Gap analysis with MODAF
As-Is and To-Be Architectures

Key MODAF Definitions

Capability Requirement
Capability Configuration
Operational Node
MODAF Meta Model
MODAF UML/SysML Examples
What is the MODAF Architecting Process?
MoDAF Viewpoints
Viewpoint Linkages
MODAF Ontology

MoDAF Views

All Views (AV)
Strategic Views (StV)
Operational Views (OV)
System Views (SV)
Technical Standards Views (TV)
Acquisition Views (AcV)
Service-Orientated Views (SOV)
What MODAF Views are Mandated?

Workshops and case studies

Modeling Enterprise Architecture (EA) with MoDAF
Examples of Successful Framework Design using MoDAF and DoDAF
MoDAF Architecture Views and Modeling Workshop: Working Exercises applied MoDAF to your Project


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 National Crime Information Center. BSSE (Systems Engineering) from US Naval Academy and MSEE from Naval Postgraduate School, PhD University of South Australia based on his ground-breaking work into the quantified value of systems engineering

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