Price: $2,999.00

Course Number: 11773
Length: 3 Days
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NAF Training, NATO Architecture Framework

NAF Training, NATO Architecture Framework. 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 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 the NATO. The role of an 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 v3 training provides the attendees with details of 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 is provided.

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

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is interested in leading architecture development projects or is interested in NAF including: System, Software, Solution and Application Architects, and EngineersEnterprise ArchitectsExecutives, Managers, and Team LeadersCIO’s 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 completion of this course, the attendees will be able to:

  • 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


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

Workshops and case studies

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

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