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Relationship to Universal Core and the Zachman Framework interrogatives
Relationship of DM2 Principal Elements to DoD's Six Core Processes
Overview of The DM2 Foundation
The CDM defines concepts involving high-level data constructs from which Architectural Descriptions are created, enabling executives and managers at all levels to understand the data basis of Architectural Description. The key concepts are as follows:
Additional CDM concepts are identified and defined in DoDAF-DM2 Data Dictionary.
The CDM also describes the relationships among data constructs in relatively non-technically and easily understood terms. The figure below is a graphical representation of the CDM.
DM2 Conceptual Data Model (DIV-1) Diagram