DoDAF Viewpoints and Models
SV-8: Systems Evolution Description
The SV-8 presents a whole lifecycle view of resources (systems), describing how they change over time. It shows the structure of several resources mapped against a timeline.
The intended usage of the SV-8 includes:
- Development of incremental acquisition strategy.
- Planning technology insertion.
The SV-8, when linked together with other evolution Models, e.g., such as CV-3 Capability Phasing and StdV-2 Standards Forecast, provides a rich definition of how the Enterprise and its capabilities are expected to evolve over time. In this manner, the model can be used to support an architecture evolution project plan or transition plan.
A SV-8 can either describe historical (legacy), current, and future capabilities against a timeline. The model shows the structure of each resource, using similar modeling elements as those used in SV-1. Interactions which take place within the resource may also be shown.
The changes depicted in the SV-8 are derived from the project milestones that are shown in a PV-2 Project Timelines. When the PV-2 Project Timelines is used for capability acquisition projects, there is likely to be a close relationship between these two models.
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