Without question, the Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) has a significant impact on systems.
For example, UAF defines ways of representing an enterprise architecture (EA) that enables stakeholders to focus on specific areas of interest in the enterprise while retaining sight of the big picture.
UAF 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.
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.
People are often surprised to learn that there are numerous applications of UAF. The defense industry is most commonly thought of, however, there are UAF applications in other industries as well.
The National environmental satellite, data, and information service (NESDIS) ground enterprise and NASA’s Joint Polar Satellite Systems (JPSS) ground project are both successful systems of systems architecture examples by Jeffries Technology Solutions, Inc.
Both were architected in the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) using a UPDM metamodel (the predecessor of UAFP). Lessons learned are that the MBSE approach reduces rework, increases accuracy, and enables robust and informed decision-making.
The development of large, complex, heavy construction equipment can be difficult, time consuming and expensive, even greater if the goal is to design a complete site solution. In an ongoing project called Electric Site carried out by Volvo Construction Equipment, a UAF model has been used to significantly influence continued system engineering efforts, as well as the software architecture for the application development.
This enterprise architecture model has been developed specifically to ensure overall management of the site.
Other publicly available case studies are the Submarine Warfare Federated Tactical Systems (SWFTS) project by Lockheed Martin, Airbus Helicopters and UAF for IoT architectures.
Want to learn more about the usefulness of UAF? Tonex offers Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) Fundamentals, a 2-day course that covers a wide array of topics from an overview of architecture frameworks to developing models with UAF and UAFP.
Enterprise architects, software engineers, project managers, program managers anddata and information modelers will especially benefit from this class.
Tonex also offers related courses:
—Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) Migration Training, a 2-day hands-on training course covering migration aspects of UAF, DoDAF 2.02, NAF 3.0 and UPDM 2.0.
—Hands-On Project Based Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) Crash Course, a 3-day that features practical hands-on learning experiences as well as fundamentals.
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