View DODAF:Project Viewpoint

The Project Viewpoint is one of the 8 DODAF Viewpoints.

From ‘DODAF Viewpoints and Models - Project Viewpoint’:

The DoDAF-described Models within the Project Viewpoint describe how programs, projects, portfolios, or initiatives deliver capabilities, the organizations contributing to them, and dependencies between them. Previous versions of DoDAF took a traditional model of architecture in which descriptions of programs and projects were considered outside scope. To compensate for this, various DoDAF models represented the evolution of systems, technologies and standards (e.g., Systems and Services Evolution Description, Systems Technology Forecast, and Technical Standards Forecast).

The integration of Project Models (organizational and project-oriented) with the more traditional architecture models is a characteristic aspect of DoDAF V2.0-based enterprise Architectural Descriptions. These models expand the usability of the DoDAF by including information about programs, projects, portfolios, or initiatives and relating that information to capabilities and other programs, projects, portfolios, or initiatives thus expanding DoDAF’s support to the portfolio management (PfM) process. Different levels of cost data can be captured in the architecture, based on the Process-owners requirements. An example is a Work Breakdown Structure, depicted as a Gantt chart.

The Project Models can be used to answer questions such as:

  • What capabilities are delivered as part of this project?
  • Are there other projects that either affect or are affected by this project? To what portfolios do the projects or projects belong?
  • What are the important milestones relative to this project?
  • When can I expect capabilities to be rendered by this project to be in place?


The DODAF Project Viewpoint has the following 3 models:

There are in 52 models defined in the DOD Architecture Framework.


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