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Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) Training for Managers

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.

UAF meets the specific business, operational and systems-of-systems integration needs of commercial and industrial enterprises as well as the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and other defense organizations.

UAF architecture models provide a means to develop an understanding of the complex relationships that exist between organizations, systems, and systems-of-systems and enable the analysis of these systems to ensure that they meet the expectations of the user community.

This is important because of increasing complexity and rising costs, it is critical to ensure that systems that are being developed can talk to each other and meet the overarching capabilities that they were intended to achieve.

Unified Architecture Framework has become a very popular upgrade with both the Department of Defense (DoD) as well as commercial organizations.

That’s because UAF has standardized a set of Human Views (called Personnel Views in UAF) into its system of systems framework, allowing the human aspects to be considered in conjunctions with the rest of the architecture.

Unified Architecture Framework provides a set of rules to enable users to create consistent enterprise architectures (as models) based on generic enterprise and system concepts with rich semantics. These models then become the repositories from which various views can be extracted.

Some of UAF’s important characteristics include:

  • Providing built-in analysis techniques
  • New technologies can be applied to extend the use of UAF architectures
  • Improves interoperability
  • Improves the discovery and reuse of architectural artifacts

The existence of UAF is due in large part to the increasing importance that systems that are being developed can talk to each other and meet the overarching capabilities that they were intended to achieve.

Participants included a broad spectrum of interested parties, covering industry, tool vendors, and end users as well as representatives of the DoD and MOD.

Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) Training for Managers Course by Tonex

Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) Training for Managers is designed for managers who want to have an understanding of Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) and the methods representing an enterprise architecture that enables stakeholders to focus on specific areas of interest in the enterprise while retaining sight of the big picture. Participants will learn how UAF meets the specific business, operational and systems-of-systems integration needs of commercial and industrial enterprises as well as the DoDAF/MODAF/NAF.

The Unified Architecture Framework offers a structured approach for managing the complexity of systems of systems (SoS) engineering within the organization in different levels of abstraction.

UAF can be used to:

  • specify operational capabilities, services and interactions between complex systems,
  • trace systems to strategies and organizations to verify architectural completeness
  • an infrastructure to ensure complete and correct specification of systems integration using various techniques such as engineering analysis, traceability, and metrics.

Course Format

Lecture, group exercises, discussion, and a case study.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the need for Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)
  • Discuss what is necessary to enables stakeholders to focus on specific areas of interest in the enterprise while retaining sight of the big picture
  • Discuss how UAF supports current DoDAF/MODAF/NAF and UPDM 3.0 requirements and can evolve to meet future needs
  • Disucuss how UAF replaces the Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM) Ver. 2.1.
  • List a set of rules to enable users to create consistent enterprise architectures (as models) based on generic enterprise and system concepts with rich semantics
  • Describe how to visualizing, understand, and assimilate the broad scope and complexities of an architecture description through tabular or graphical means
  • Explain how Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) relates to digital engineering

Course Topics

  • Overview of Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)
  • Business, operational and systems-of-systems integration needs of an enterprise
  • Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Systems Engineering (SE)
  • The motivation of UAF
  • UAF and digital engineering
  • Separation the meta-model from the view specification
  • UAF architecture models
  • UAF views and artifacts
  • Overview of Unified Architecture Framework Profile (UAFP)
  • UAFP’s support of the analysis, specification, design, and verification of complex systems
  • Support of cybersecurity analysis, specification, and mitigation of security risks from a system/infrastructure perspective
  • Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF (UPDM) and transiting to UAF

 

Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) Training for Managers

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