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NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training

NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training

NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training:

NAF Training – NATO Architecture Framework Training – Hands-on

The NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training course provides a rigorous method for understanding, analyzing, and specifying: Capabilities, Systems, Systems of Systems (SoS), Organisational Structures, and Business Processes.

NAF Training – NATO Architecture Framework Training. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on the 4th of April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the fundamental role of NATO is to safeguard the freedom and security of its member countries by political and military means. The NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) is an Enterprise Architecture (EA) framework by NATO. The role of enterprise architecture is to provide decision support, in the context of the enterprise strategy, for the use of resources (including processes and procedures) in the enterprise. In other words, the architecture is responsible for defining how resources will be used to support enterprise strategy and benefit the NATO goals and objectives.

NAF provides guidance on describing communication and information systems (or C3 systems) through architectures and provides the rules, guidance, and templates for developing and presenting architecture descriptions to ensure a common denominator for understanding, comparing, and integrating architectures in NATO. The application of the NAF is designed to enable architectures to contribute most effectively to acquiring and fielding cost-effective and interoperable military capabilities. NAF Training – NATO Architecture Framework Training provides the attendees with details of the NATO Architecture Framework and its applications using real-world scenarios and case studies. A detailed Transition Guidance from NAF v2 to NAF v3 and concepts behind NAF 4 are provided.

What’s Included?
  • 2 days of NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training with an expert instructor
  • NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Training Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
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If you are familiar with some aspects of the NAF Training – NATO Architecture Framework Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.

We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the NAF Training – NATO Architecture Framework 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 NAF Training – NATO Architecture Framework Training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this NAF Training – NATO Architecture Framework Training course is defined here:

  • Anyone who is interested in leading architecture development projects or is interested in NAF including System, Software, Solution, and Application Architects, EngineersEnterprise ArchitectsExecutives, Managers, and Team Leaders, CIOs and Senior IT ManagementInformation, Data, and Systems EngineersBusiness and Systems AnalystsDevelopers and EngineersSenior DevelopersContractors Supporting DoD Architecture and Systems DevelopmentAspiring ArchitectsProject ManagersTool Vendors and DevelopersIntegratorsArchitecture ModellersManagersAdvanced EA Users

Upon completing this NAF Training – NATO Architecture Framework Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe Architecture Frameworks
  • List Architecture Definitions, Terminology, and Ontology
  • Identify Architecture Methodologies
  • List the basic concepts of NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) v3
  • List the basic concepts of NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) v4
  • Understand NATO Network Enabled Capability (NNEC)
  • List Architecture Concepts and Elements
  • Describe Architecture Views and Subviews
  • Describe NATO Architecture Framework Metamodel (NMM) and Architecture DataExchange Specification (ADES)
  • Describe Management of Architectures in NATO
  • Describe Transition Guidance NAF v2 to NAF v3
  • Describe Transition Guidance NAF v3 to NAF v4
Course Syllabus

Architecture Frameworks

  • Enterprise Architecture, Architectural Frameworks and NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)
  • Introduction to Architecture Frameworks
  • Architectural Framework (AF) as a specification of how to organise and Present Architectural Models
  • Enterprise Architecture (EA) Frameworks
  • EA Specification and Integrated Model of an Enterprise
  • Operational / Business Aspects and the Systems within the Enterprise
  • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
  • Gartner’s Enterprise Architecture Framework
  • Zachman Framework
  • Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
  • Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MODAF)
  • NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)
  • NAF as Chosen Implementation of an Enterprise Architecture (EA) Framework.
  • AGATE v3
  • 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
  • NC3A/AEM

Introduction to NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)

  • What is an Enterprise Architecture?
  • The NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)
  • Purpose and Scope of the NAF
  • Why use NAF?
  • NAF v3: New Features and Important Changes in NAF
  • Architecture Tools
  • Types of NATO Architectures
  • NATO Architecture Views
  • Management of NAF and architectures
  • Architecture Stakeholders and their Roles
  • Identification and Description of Stakeholders and Communities of Interest(CoIs)
  • TONEX Methodology for Identifying Project Stakeholders
  • Enterprise Architecture, SOA and NAF
  • Role of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)

NNEC Architecture Concepts and Elements

  • NATO Network Enabled Capability (NNEC)
  • NNEC Architecture Concepts
  • NNEC Architecture Elements and Descriptions

NAF v3 Architecture Views and Subviews

  • NATO Architecture Views
  • NAV, NATO All View
  • NCV, NATO Capability View
  • NOV, NATO Operational View
  • NSOV, NATO Service-Oriented View
  • NSV, NATO Systems View
  • NTV, NATO Technical View
  • NPV, NATO Programme View
  • Mapping Subviews to Communities of Interest
  • Mapping Subviews to NNEC Elements
  • NATO Architecture Framework Metamodel (NMM) and Architecture Data Exchange Specification (ADES)
  • NATO Architecture Framework Metamodel (NMM)
  • NATO Architecture Data Exchange Specification (ADES)

Management of Architectures in NATO

  • The Management and Use of NAF v3
  • General Guidelines for the Management of NAF v3 Architectures in Nations
  • NAF v3 Request For Change Proposal (RFCP) Procedure
  • 6 Standardization of the NATO Architecture Framework Metamodel (NMM) and
  • the Architecture Information Exchange Mechanism (ADEM)

NAF v3 Architecture Definitions, Terminology and Ontology

  • NAF v3 Taxonomy
  • NAF v3 Ontology
  • Transition Guidance NAF v2 to NAF v3
  • Considering Transition Feasibility
  • Implementation of Transition
  • View, Subview and Metamodel Transition
  • TONEX Transition Roadmaps
  • The NATO Architecture Framework SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) Views

NAF v4 Architecture Definitions, Terminology and Ontology

  • NAF v4 Taxonomy
  • NAF v4 Ontology
  • NAF v4 Methodology
  • NAF v4 Viewpoints
  • NAF v4 Meta-Model


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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