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The original scope of the DODAF was to provide the capability to control, compare/contrast, and integrate different architectures, while making those architectures more understandable across different structural margins. (Thario, 2008) They wanted to enable the use of architectures to improve the organizations overall efficiency, and effectiveness.
3EA Framework Research Paper: DoD Architecture Framework (DODAF)The DOD Architecture Framework has three views labeled operational, system, and technical. The operational view displays what needs to be done and who will do it. (DODAF1, 2007) The system view narrates systems and characteristics to the operational needs. Finally, the Technical view simply suggests standards and resolutions.The key strength of a DODAF model is that it requires a glossary to as an artifact to relate the architecture of the system. This is beneficial because promoted the uses of shared language, and aids in integration and compatibility of resources. (Thario, 2008) Another strength of a DODAF model is the use of a common set of views which are used to associate capabilities of like systems. For example, these views can compare objectives of two different systems that provide the same solution, which allow a quicker understanding and integration of systems. (IBM, 2006) Overall, these views can help reduce the distribution cost and the likelihood of remodeling or duplicating systems due to lack of knowledge about solutions that already exist.The main weakness of a DODAF model that it does not capture the technical and business architecture of the whole Department of Defense, it only captures the architectures of the process and technical systems that support the Department of Defense. (Thario, 2008) This is considered a weakness because there are levels of enterprise view that is not viewable within the system. Another weakness of the DODAF model is the lack of business financial documentation within the system, the system completely omits the business plan which would include financial stakeholder, investment plan, and howthe organization plans to return a profit. (Coffee, 2005) A final weakness of the DODAF model is its large