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DoDAF Viewpoints and Models

Systems Viewpoint

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.

Detailed Description:

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