Introduction to the Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM)

Course #: 21-0226
Duration: 1 Day


  • Systems engineer
  • System analyst
  • Technical writer
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Solution Architect


Introduction to the Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM) provides students with a hands-on opportunity for learning how to model the UPDM profile. The DoD and MOD organizations responsible for their respective architecture frameworks have been working toward a single definition. This work has progressed to the point where there is now a significant core of similar models which have been captured in the UPDM. This profile can be applied to the UML modeling tools that implement both UML and SysML. This course explores the use of UPDM to produce DoDAF 2 compliant models and views


Examples are used throughout the course to support the learning activities. The examples are be based on the Search and Rescue example in the UPDM specification or based on a real-world project provided by the organization being trained.


  • The UML concepts that are extended to create DoDAF views
  • How the DM2 is mapped to the UPDM
  • Using UPDM to create DoDAF models
  • Using UPDM to create integrated architectures
  • Extending UPDM to create Fit for Purpose views

Course Outline (Modules and Topics)

UPDM Overview

  • Discuss DISA requirements for UPDM use
  • UPDM compliance levels
  • Role of SysML and SoaML in UPDM

The All Views in UPDM

  • Create AV-1
  • Create AV-2

The Capability Views

  • Purpose and development of the CV-1

The Operational Views

  • Purpose and creation of OV-1, OV-4, OV-5, OV-6a, OV-6b, OV-6c

The Service Views

  • Service views description
  • Creation of the SOV-4

Model Internal Processes

  • Supporting external processes
  • Parallel gateway
  • Conditional sequence flow
  • Start, intermediate, and end events

Relating OVs and SvcVs to CVs

  • Understanding the OV-3
  • Create the CV-5, CV-6 and CV-7

The System Views

  • Create the SV-1, SV-2, SV-3, SV-3a, SV-4 and SV-5

The Data and Information Views

  • Create the DIV-1, DIV-2 and DIV-3

The Standards Viewpoint

  • Create Std-V1 and Std-V2

The Project Viewpoint

  • Create PV-1, PV-2 and PV-3
  • Relationship to traditional project Management tools

Architecture Descriptions

  • Generating the necessary architectural views based on DoDAF 2 viewpoints

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