View MODAF:SV-9 Technology and Skills Forecast View



The SV-9 Technology and Skills Forecast View is part of the MODAF System 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 System Viewpoint viewpoint defining document from

See MODAF Release History.


From The MODAF System Viewpoint (SV) p34:

The SV-9 identifies the technologies and skills required by the Enterprise over time. These are technologies and skills that can be reasonably forecast against the current state and expected improvements / trends. New technologies and skills will be tied to specific time periods, which can correlate against Enterprise Phases.

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From The MODAF System Viewpoint (SV) p34:

SV-9 provides a summary of emerging technologies and skills that impact on the Resources that constitute the Architecture. The SV-9 provides descriptions of relevant:

  • Emerging capabilities
  • Industry trends
  • Predictions (with associated confidence factors) of the availability and readiness of specific hardware and software products
  • Current and possible future skills

In addition to providing an inventory of trends, capabilities and products, the SV-9 also includes an assessment of the potential impact of these items on the enterprise (provided as text in the M3 Forecast element). Given the future-oriented nature of this product, forecasts are typically made in short, mid and long-term timeframes, such as six, 12 and 18-month intervals.

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From The MODAF System Viewpoint (SV) p34:

An SV-9 summarises predictions about trends in technology and personnel skills, and is usually presented as a table, with forecasts categorised by periods of time (e.g. 6-month, 12-month, 18- month intervals). Architects will generally produce separate SV-9 products for technology and skills.

The specific time periods selected (and the trends being tracked) will usually correspond to Enterprise Phases. However where technology is fast-moving (e.g. CPU and Storage technology) then shorter periods may be required. The forecast includes a text summary of potential impacts on current architectures and thus influences the development of transition and target architectures.

If standards are an integral part of the technologies important to the evolution of a given architecture, then it may be convenient to combine SV-9 with the TV-2, Technical Standards Forecast.

Where applicable, the SV-9 may relate forecasts to those resources that are impacted by the technology changes – this is stored as plain text in the M3 Forecast element.

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Data Objects

From The MODAF System Viewpoint (SV) p34:

The data in an SV-9 can include:


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p>From The MODAF System Viewpoint (SV) p34:

  • Timeline view
  • Herringbone diagram

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Category:Framework -> View
Category:MODAF -> View



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