The Unified Architecture Framework (UAF 1.1) in the context of the NATO Architecture Framework (NAF v4) Training Course


Objective : This course aims at helping attendees understand how to put in practice the UAF and NAF enterprise architecture frameworks.

Understanding concepts of the UAF 1.1 in the context of the NATO NAF v4 Architecture Framework is very beneficial as the Domain Meta-model (DMM) of UAF describes various stakeholder concerns associated with a system, such as security, information or measurements through a set of predefined viewpoints and then mapped to the corresponding views in NAFv4.

On the other hand, the Architecture Stages of the NATO NAFv4 Methodology helps to understand how to make use efficiently of the views of the UAF to ensure coherence and completeness while enabling traceability from high-level goals until personal and physical resources that need be deployed to realize them.

Concepts and techniques explained during the course are progressively applied by the attendees using an end-to-end case study and different exercises on it.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.


Prerequisites : Knowledge in Modeling with UML or SysML is beneficial but not necessarily required as each model based view of the architecture will be explained using examples of the case study.

Participant Profiles : Enterprise Architects, System Architects, Business Analysts, System Analysts, Software Designers

Course Outline


UAF and NAF goals

Framework Documentation Structure

What is inside the UAF and NAF ?

How UAF and NAF work

NATO Network Enabled Capability

What is an Enterprise Architecture?

How to Describe the Architecture?

Why Architecture Matters?

EA and Decisions

UAF and Types of NATO Architectures

UAF and NAF Architecture Views

  • The UAF Strategic View and the NAF Concepts View
  • The UAF Operational View and the NAF Logical Specification View
  • The UAF Services View and the NAF Service-Specification View
  • The UAF Personnel, Resources and Security View and the NAF Physical Resource Specification View
  • The UAF Meta-Data View and the NAF Meta-Data View
  • Other UAF views :
  • Projects, Standards, Actual Resources, Dictionary, Requirements, Summary and Overview, Information and Parameters

METHODOLOGY for using Architecture Views

  • Stakeholder Concerns, Viewpoints and Perspectives, 
  • Architecture Dimensions and Kinds of Architectures 
  • Architecting Styles
  • Main Architecture Processes and Architecture Governance
  • Architecture Management,Architecture Description,Architecture Evaluation
  • Architecture Enablers and Architecture Life Cycle
  • Architectures and Architecting Activities in the Enterprise
  • Architecture Framework and Architecture Repositories
  • Architecture Motivation Data
  • Manage Architecture Motivation Data and Architecture Policy
  • NAFv4 Architecture Management Plan and the Migration Plan
  • ARCHITECTING ACTIVITY :Architecting Stages, Architecting dynamics, Multi-tier architecting 
  • ARCHITECTING FOR THE ENTERPRISE SCOPE : Introduction, Overview of the Enterprise Architecting Stages, Enterprise Architecting Activities
  • ARCHITECTING IN A PROJECT : Overview of Project architecting activities, Project Architecting Activities
  • FOUNDATION FOR ARCHITECTING : Architecting Principles (Foundation for Best Practices)
  • Correspondances between NAF viewpoints and the ArchiMate metamodel layers / elements
  • Work in progress on UAF v1.1 and future development plans for the standard

NAF and ArchiMate are respectively trademarks of the NATO and The Open Group

UAF, UML and SoaML are trademarks of the Object Management Group (OMG).

Summary and Conclusion

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