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DoDAF-103 : DoDAF / UPDM Practitioners Course

Course Dates

Date(s) & Location(s):
Available for on-site delivery. Contact us for further information and pricing.
3 days

Course Description

This three day course starts by giving you an introduction to the Unified Modeling Language (UML) which is used in the definition of the Department of Defense’s Architectural Framework, DoDAF, now embodied in OMG’s UPDM standard, and is one of the recommended notations to use when producing DoDAF views. Day two defines key terms and concepts as embodied in the DoDAF metamodel with an emphasis on realizing DoDAF views using modeling. A battlespace scenario is used to examine example DoDAF views and consideration is given to ensuring consistency between views through modeling. The course concludes on day three with a workshop session during which you gain experience in producing DoDAF views.

Course Objectives

  • Provide an awareness of the UML modeling techniques needed for working with DoDAF
  • Provide an awareness of the principles and concepts behind DoDAF
  • Describe the structure and content of DoDAF
  • Enable attendees to appreciate the issues surrounding the use of DoDAF
  • Give attendees experience in producing DoDAF views

Attendees Will Learn

  • Essential UML concepts, terminology and notation needed to understand and produce DoDAF views
  • What is an architectural framework
  • Role of the Unified Profile for DoDAF & DoDAF
  • The structure and content of DoDAF


  • An understanding of systems engineering principles and concerns

Who Should Attend

  • Those wanting to learn about DoDAF in order to understand how to interpret and use DoDAF views

Attendees Receive

  • A bound copy of all course slides, including examples of all DoDAF views taken from a battlespace scenario
  • Laminates which detail each DoDAF view and show how they are related
  • Laminates which detail the UML diagrams and show how they are related

Course Format

Much of the course involves presentation of key principles and concepts. A battlespace scenario is introduced which allows illustration of all of the DoDAF views and discussion of their use. The final day is a tutor-led, group-based workshop.

Related Courses

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Modeling
  • Introduction to the UML
  • Structural and Behavioral Modeling
  • The UML Diagrams

Day 2

  • Architectures
  • An Introduction to the Unified Profile (UPDM) for DoDAF & MODAF
  • The DoDAF Meta-Model and Views

Day 3

  • DoDAF Workshop

Discounts Available

  • 10% Discount for registration confirmed 30 days in advance of class
  • 20% Discount for additional registered attendees from the same company

Course Files

Course Data Sheet:
DoDAF-103.pdf  [860 Kb]