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NATO ARCHITECTURE FRAMEWORK Version 4 Training, NAF v4 Training

NATO ARCHITECTURE FRAMEWORK Version 4 Training, NAFv4, is a 2-day training program focuses on NATO Architecture Framework Version 4 (NAFv4). NAFv4 provides new ideas for interoperability and developing and describing architectures for both military and business use.

NATO Architecture Framework and Architectures are developed to support strategic planning, transformation, and various types of analyses (i.e., gap, impact, risk) and the decisions made during each of those processes. Participants will learn how to use NAFv4 for identifying capability needs, relating needs to systems, system of systems (SoS) development and integration, attaining interoperability and supportability, and managing investments both at Enterprise and Project Levels including federated architectures, architectures used at the project level to identify capability requirements and operational resource needs to meet business objectives. Project architectures may then be integrated to support decision making at the enterprise level using NAFv4.

The NAF views are arranged as a grid with columns representing:

  • Classification/Ontology – taxonomies of concepts such as capabilities, services, etc.
  • Structure – how elements are assembled (enterprises, nodes, resources, etc.).
  • Connectivity – everything from high-level capability dependencies to detailed system connectivity.
  • Behaviour – how things work.
    • Activities – process flows and decomposition.
    • States – allowable state transitions.
    • Sequences – how things interact and in what order.
  • Information – what information/data is used, and how it is structured.
  • Constraints – rules that govern the enterprise, nodes, resources, etc.
  • Programme – project timelines and milestones affecting the elements in the architecture.

MODEM is the meta model that underpins the NAF. MODEM defines the structure of the underlying architectural information that is presented in the NAF Viewpoints.

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 Engineers
  • Enterprise Architects, Executives, Managers, and Team Leaders
  • CIO’s and Senior IT Management
  • Information, Data, and Systems Engineers
  • Business and Systems Analysts
  • Developers and Engineers
  • Senior Developers
  • Contractors Supporting DoD Architecture and Systems Development
  • Aspiring Architects
  • Project Managers
  • Tool Vendors and Developers
  • Integrators
  • Architecture Modellers
  • Managers
  • Advanced EA Users

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendees will be able to:

  • List the basic concepts of NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) v4
  • Describe NAFv4 Grid Representation
  • List NAFv4 Architecture Concepts and Elements
  • Analyze model-driven solutions that support the development of NAF 4 views and models
  • Describe Architecture Views and Subviews
  • Describe Management of Architectures in NAFv4
  • Describe Transition Guidance NAF v3 to NAF v4
  • Learn how to work with the tools supporting NAFv4
  • Create integrated NAF products with traceability maintained among views
  • Discuss the role of Unified Architecture Framework (UAF 1.1) in the context of the NATO Architecture Framework (NAF v4)
  • Discuss NATO Roadmap towards Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)

Course Outline

The Structure of The NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)          

  • Value of an Architecture
  • Why Develop Architectures?
  • What Is an Enterprise Architecture?
  • What Is an Architecture Framework?
  • Purpose And Scope of Architectures and Architecture Frameworks
  • What Is the Value of An Architecture?
  • New Features and Important Changes in Nafv4
  • New Features
  • Architecture Methodology
  • NAFv4 Grid Representation

NAFv4 Alignment with International Standards

  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 Systems and Software Engineering – Architecture Description
  • ISO/IEC CD 42020 Systems and Software Engineering – Architecture Processes
  • ISO/IEC 42030 Systems and Software Engineering – Architecture Evaluation
  • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) Version 9.1
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015 Systems and Software Engineering – System Lifecycle Processes
  • ISO 15704:2000 Industrial automation systems – Requirements for enterprise-reference architectures and methodologies

Overview of NAFv4 Methodology

  • MODEM and Replacement of the Version 3 meta-model
  • Grid representation of Viewpoints
  • Architecture Methodology.
  • New Stakeholder Concerns, Viewpoints and Perspectives
  • Main Architecture Processes
  • Architecture Governance
  • Architecture Management
  • Architecture Description
  • Architecture Evaluation
  • Architecture Enablers
  • Architecture Life Cycle
  • Architectures and Architecting Activities in the Enterprise
  • Architecture Framework
  • Architecture Repositories
  • Architecture Motivation Data
  • Manage Architecture Motivation Data
  • Architecture Policy

Creating NAF v4 Viewpoints

  • Concept Viewpoints
  • Service Specification Viewpoints
  • Logical Specification Viewpoints
  • Physical Resource Specification Viewpoints
  • Architecture Foundation Viewpoints

NAFv4 Perspectives and Mapping

  • Aspects
  • Taxonomy
  • Structure
  • Connectivity
  • Behaviour
  • Information
  • Constraints
  • Roadmap

Creating Concept Viewpoints

  • C1 – Capability Taxonomy
  • C2 – Enterprise Vision
  • C3 – Capability Dependencies
  • C4 – Standard Processes
  • C5 – Effects
  • C-7– Performance Parameters
  • C8 – Planning Assumptions
  • Cr– Capability Roadmap

Creating Service Specification Viewpoints

  • S1 – Service Taxonomy
  • S2 – Service Structure
  • S3 – Service Interfaces
  • S4 – Service Functions
  • S5 – Service States
  • S6 – Service Interaction
  • S7– Service Interface Parameters
  • S8 – Service Policy
  • Sr – Service Roadmap
  • C1-S1 – Capability to Service Mapping

Creating Logical Specification Viewpoints

  • L1– Node Types
  • L2 – Logical Scenario
  • L3 – Node Interactions
  • L4 – Logical Activities
  • L5 – Logical States
  • L6 – Logical Sequence
  • L7 – Information Model
  • L8 – Logical Constraints
  • Lr – Lines of Development
  • L2-L3 – Logical Concept

Creating Physical Resource Specification Viewpoints

  • P1 – Resource Types
  • P2 – Resource Structure
  • P3 – Resource Connectivity
  • P4 – Resource Functions
  • P5 – Resource States
  • P6 – Resource
  • P7 – Data Model
  • P8 – Resource Constraints
  • Pr – Configuration Management
  • L4-P4 – Activity to Function Mapping

Creating Architecture Foundation Viewpoints     

  • A1 – Meta-Data Definitions
  • A2 – Architecture Products
  • A3 – Architecture Correspondence
  • A4 – Methodology Used
  • A5 – Architecture Status
  • A6 – Architecture Versions
  • A7 – Architecture Compliance
  • A8 – Standards
  • Ar – Architecture Roadmap


  • Hands-on Activities to Create NAFv4 Viewpoints for new capabilities, complex multi-national SoS, C6ISR, EW Missions, SIGINT/ELINT Missions, HEMP, Military SAR and other Missions.
  • Case Study: Analysis of NAFv4 Architecture Roadmap
  • Discussions: Interoperability between NAFv4, DoDAF, MODAF, UPDM and UAF

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