View MODAF:OV-5 Operational Activity Model View

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Overview

The OV-5 Operational Activity Model View is part of the MODAF Operational Viewpoint and one of the 47 MODAF views*.

Version & Date

Version 1.2.004.

* =  changed at 1.2.004

+ =  new at 1.2.004

The change history is derived from the definition of each MODAF view within the The MODAF Operational Viewpoint viewpoint defining document from www.mod.uk/modaf.

See MODAF Release History.

Purpose*

From The MODAF Operational Viewpoint (OV) p28:

The OV-5 describes the activities that are conducted in the course of achieving a mission or a business goal. It describes operational activities, the flows (inputs and outputs) between activities and may optionally show the nodes that conduct the activities.

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Background*

From The MODAF Operational Viewpoint (OV) p28:

OV-5 describes the operational processes and activities that are being conducted within the mission or scenario.

OV-5 activity models describe the business processes associated with the architecture, as well as the:

  • Relationships or dependencies among the business processes
  • Information exchanged between business processes
  • External interchanges (from/to business processes that are outside the scope of the model).

An operational activity is a logical process, specified independently of how it is carried out. To maintain this independence from implementation, logical nodes in OV-2 are used to represent the structure which carries out the operational activities. Operational activities are realised as functions (SV-4) which are the how to the Operational Activities’ what. That is, they are specified in terms of the resources that carry them out.

In the Operational Viewpoint, the OV-5 complements the OV-2. OV-2 focuses on the nodes, and the OV-5 focuses on the operational activities undertaken by those nodes. Consequently, the OV-2 and OV5 are usually developed together in an iterative fashion.

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Description

From The MODAF Operational Viewpoint (OV) p28:

The activities described in an OV-5 may be standard operational activities which are defined in StV-6 (which also maps the activities to corresponding capabilities). Standard operational activities are those defined in doctrine, but which are not tailored to a specific system, ie they are generic enough to be used without closing off a range of possible solution SVs.

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The OV-5 activity flow diagram shows activities related by flows. Input / outputs of operational activities relate to information elements of OV-3 and are further characterised by the information exchange attributes described in OV-3. The information elements may be further described using OV-7.

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Data Objects

From The MODAF Operational Viewpoint (OV) p28:

The data in an OV-5 can include:

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Full size:File:MODAF OV5 mm dataObjects.gif

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Presentation

From The MODAF Operational Viewpoint (OV) p28:

  • Hierarchy chart
  • IDEF0 activity model
  • BPMN diagram
  • UML activity diagram
  • UML activity diagram (with swimlanes)

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Configuration History

Comments

From the The MODAF Operational (OV) Viewpoint:

Standard operational activities are those defined in doctrine, but which are not tailored to a specific system, ie they are generic enough to be used without closing off a range of possible solution SVs.

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Standard Operational Activity is a specialisation of Operational Activity relating to doctrine.

References

Other Frameworks

See also:

 

 

Category:Framework -> View
Category:MODAF -> View
Category:Operational
Category:Logical

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