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DoDAF Viewpoints and Models

Systems Viewpoint

SV-7: Systems Measures Matrix

The SV-7 depicts the measures (metrics) of resources. The Systems Measures Matrix expands on the information presented in a SV-1 by depicting the characteristics of the resources in the SV-1.

The intended usage of the SV-7 includes:

  • Definition of performance characteristics and measures (metrics).
  • Identification of non-functional requirements.

Detailed Description:

The SV-7 specifies qualitative and quantitative measures (metrics) of resources; it specifies all of the measures. The measures are selected by the end user community and described by the architect.

Performance parameters include all performance characteristics for which requirements can be developed and specifications defined. The complete set of performance parameters may not be known at the early stages of Architectural Description, so it is to be expected that this model is updated throughout the specification, design, development, testing, and possibly even its deployment and operations lifecycle phases. The performance characteristics are captured in the Measures Meta-model group.

One of the primary purposes of SV-7 is to communicate which measures are considered most crucial for the successful achievement of the mission goals assigned and how those performance parameters will be met. These particular measures can often be the deciding factors in acquisition and deployment decisions, and figures strongly in systems analysis and simulations done to support the acquisition decision processes and system design refinement. Measures of Effectiveness (MOEs) and Measures of Performers (MOPs) are measures that can be captured and presented in the Services Measures Matrix model.

The SV-7 DoDAF-described Model is typically a table listing user defined measures (metrics) with a time period association. It is sometimes useful to analyze evolution by comparing measures (metrics) for current and future resources. For this reason, a hybrid SV-7 model which spans architectures across multiple phases may be useful.

SV-1 Systems Interface Description

SV-2 Systems Resource Flow Description

SV-3 Systems-Systems Matrix

SV-4 Systems Functionality Description

SV-5a Operational Activity to Systems Function Traceability Matrix

SV-5b Operational Activity to Systems Traceability Matrix

SV-6 Systems Resource Flow Matrix

SV-7 Systems Measures Matrix

SV-8 Systems Evolution Description

SV-9 Systems Technology & Skills Forecast

Introduction to SV-10a, SV10b, and SV-10c

SV-10a Systems Rules Model

SV-10b Systems State Transition Description

SV-10c Systems Event-Trace Description