DAU GLOSSARY DEFINITION
Facts, characteristics, and concepts that define the structure of a system and the interrelationships between its parts and its environment. The data is created in a manner suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing by humans or by automatic means. For complex systems, a framework of conventions, principles and practices is used for organizing and presenting the architecture data within a specific domain of application or community of stakeholders. The Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) is one example.
DoDAF Architecture Development 6-Step process .
- Step 1: Determine Intended Use of Architecture
- Step 2: Determine Scope of Architecture
- Step 3: Determine Data Required to Support Architecture Development
- Step 4: Collect, Organize, Correlate, and Store Architectural Data
- Step 5: Conduct Analyses in Support of Architecture Objectives
- Step 6: Document Results in Accordance with Decision-Maker Needs
(Link to 6-Step Figure: DoDAF 6-Step Process)
Developing Architecture Data during Capabilities Based Assessment.
(Source: JCIDS MANUAL – 18 December 2015 Page C-B-4)
DoDAF views and associated data provide a structured means to document data associated with the CBA and more easily leverage and update data when developing capability requirement documents as shown in Figure C-B-1