View NAF:NSOV-3 Capability to Service Mapping Subview

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Overview

The NSOV-3 Capability to Service Mapping subview is part of the NATO Service-Oriented View and one of the 49 NATO Architecture Framework subviews*.

Version & Date

Version 3.1

* =  changed at 3.1

+ =  new at 3.1

The change history is derived from the definition of each NATO Architecture view within section 5.2.5 NATO Service-Oriented Views (NSOV) in AC/322(SC/1-WG/1)N(2009)0005-ADD2.  NATO Architecture Framework Version 3.1 document from http://www.nhqc3s.nato.int/Browser.asp?Target=_docs/NAF_v3_1 .

See NAF Release History.

Purpose+

From the NATO Architecture Framework v3.1, Section 5.2.3.7

The NSOV-3 Product describes the mapping between the capabilities required by an Enterprise and services as defined for SOA.

Covered by NATO release conditions.

Definition

Data Objects+

From the NATO Architecture Framework v3.1, CHAPTER 5, Section 5.2.3.7

The data in an NSOV-3 can include:

  • Service (Operational, Information and Application Service)
  • Service Capability*
  • Service Aims to Achieve (relationship from Service to Capability)

Covered by NATO release conditions.

Presentation

Configuration History

Comments

The following from MODAF explains the thinking in moving it from the NATO Capability View to the NATO Service-Oriented View:

From The MODAF Service Oriented View (SOV) Viewpoint 27th November 2008 p9:

The NAF v3 equivalent view is NCV-7. The use of services in Strategic Views in MODAF is inappropriate, as Capabilities are supposed to be defined independently of how they are to be achieved; hence the mapping to capabilities sits more comfortably in the SOA Views.

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This is a slightly odd argument since Services are themselves logical or implementation-free descriptions and the same stereotypes are still used. In a mapping sub/view it would be the consistency in direction of mapping that determines where the sub/view sits. Now we have a situation where the mapping is from capability to service and yet the subview now sits in the service view.

 

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References

  • Section 5.2.5.2 of AC/322(SC/1-WG/1)N(2009)0005-ADD2.  NATO Architecture Framework Version 3.1
  • Section 4.6.4 (page 227 of pdf) of APPENDIX 1 TO ANNEX 1 TO AC/322-D(2007)0048. NATO Architecture Framework Version 3.
  • Section 5.2.5.4 (page 401 of pdf) of APPENDIX 1 TO ANNEX 1 TO AC/322-D(2007)0048. NATO Architecture Framework Version 3.
  • page 9 of the MODAF Service Oriented Viewpoint. 26th April 2010.

 


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