Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering Management
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Alfred E. Thal Jr., PhD
Jeffrey D. Havlicek, PhD
The Department of Defense Architectural Framework (DoDAF) describes 29 distinct views but offers limited guidance on view selection to meet system needs. This research extends the Value-Driven Enterprise Architecture Score (VDEA-Score) from a descriptive, evaluation protocol toward a prescriptive one by evaluating each DoDAF view and its contribution to the overall objective of the completed architecture. This extension of VDEA is referred to as VDEA-Development Goals (VDEA-DG). The program manager or other decision-makers may use this insight to justify the allocation of resources to the development of specific architecture views considered to provide maximum value. This research provides insight into the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) process and policy requirements. Existing guidance of a static list of views prior to DoD milestone approval detracts from the creation of vital architecture for system success. This research shows overlap between the most important views for the considered architecture project and the JCIDS requirements and identifies areas for JCIDS policy improvement. This research also identifies areas where DoDAF does not directly support the creation of capabilities. With additional information on the resources required for creating individual views, the tool could be expanded to identify an optimal build sequence given resource constraints.
DTIC Accession Number
Osgood, Justin W., "Methodology for Value-Driven Enterprise Architecture Development Goals: Application to DoDAF Framework" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 2595.