View MODAF:StV-3 Capability Phasing View



The StV-3 Capability Phasing View is part of the MODAF Strategic Viewpoint* and one of the 47 MODAF views*.

Version & Date

Version 1.2.004.

* =  changed at 1.2.004

+ =  new at 1.2.004

See MODAF Release History.


From The MODAF Strategic Viewpoint p10:

The StV-3 provides a representation of the actual or estimated availability of capabilities over a period of time (derived from capability delivery milestones in acquisition projects).

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From The MODAF Strategic Viewpoint p12:

StV-3 Views support the Capability Audit process and similar processes used across the different communities of interest by providing a method to identify gaps or duplication in capability provision.

The view indicates capability increments, which are derived from delivery milestones within acquisition projects.

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From The MODAF Strategic Viewpoint p13:

The StV-3 provides a representation of the available capability levels at different points in time or during specific periods of time (associated with the Enterprise Phases – see StV-1, Enterprise Vision).

The StV-3 is presented as a timing chart showing capabilities on the vertical axis and time on the horizontal axis. Active capability configurations are shown as bars against the capabilities they provide, with the start and end of the bars corresponding to the capability configuration coming into and going out of service. Where nothing meets a particular capability at a particular time, whitespace is shown so as to highlight capability gaps.

The view is created by analysing project data to determine when projects providing elements of military capability are to be delivered, upgraded and/or withdrawn (this data may be provided in part by a AcV-2, Programme Timelines, and the mappings from capability to resources that is provided in SV-1, Resource Interaction Specification, and SV-8, Capability Configuration Management).

The output from this iterative approach is a chart that represents the required capability phasing. Normally, an StV-3 will not include the project information, however, there is a variant view in which the table is overlaid with the names of the projects that will deliver the capability increments. An example of this can be found on the following page.


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Data Objects

From The MODAF Strategic Viewpoint p10:

The data in an StV-3 can include:


Full size:File:MODAF StV-3 capabilityPhasing.gif

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A time based chart in the style of a Gantt chart.

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Configuration History


Other Frameworks

See also:


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



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