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The best way to understand DoDAF, UPDM and UAF is through education, such as the courses offered by Tonex.

Simply put, Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) defines ways of representing an enterprise architecture that enables stakeholders to focus on specific areas of interest in the enterprise while retaining sight of the big picture.

The Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) defines a common approach for presenting, describing and comparing DoD enterprise architectures across organizational, joint or multinational boundaries.

It also promotes the use of common terminology, assumptions, and principles to facilitate integration better. Thus, DoDAF is especially suited to large systems with complex integration and interoperability challenges, and it is unique in its employment of “operational views.”

These views offer overview and details aimed at specific stakeholders within their domain and in interaction with other domains in which the system will operate.

DoDAF helps System Architects, Systems Engineers, Software Developers, and others who seek to transition from traditional systems development processes that are document-based and code-centric, to Model-Based Engineering processes that are requirements-driven and architecture-centric.

All major U.S. DoD weapons and information technology system acquisitions are required to develop and document an enterprise architecture (EA) using the views prescribed in the DoDAF. While it is aimed at military systems, DoDAF has broad applicability across the private, public and voluntary sectors around the world, and represents one of a large number of systems architecture frameworks.

The Object Management Group produced the Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF (UPDM) to develop a modeling standard that support both the USA Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and the UK Ministry of Defense Architecture Framework (MODAF). 

Want to learn More? Tonex offers more than a dozen courses in DoDAF, UPDM and UAF Training. Enterprise Architecture training helps you with the development of architecture development reference architecture and needed architectural information that can be provided in advance to an enterprise to enable consistent architectural best practices.

Our courses in Enterprise Architecture helps guide business owners to actualize their strategies, vision, objectives and principles.

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