View NAF:NSV-7 System Quality Requirements Description Subview

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Overview

The NSV-7 System Quality Requirements Description subview is part of the NATO System View and one of the 47 NATO Architecture Framework subviews.

Version & Date

Version 3.0

See NAF Release History.

Purpose

From the NATO Architecture Framework v3, CHAPTER 4, Section 4.7.7

One of the primary purposes of a System Quality Requirements Description (NSV-7) is to communicate which quality characteristics are considered most crucial for the successful achievement of the mission goals assigned to the system. These particular parameters can often be the deciding factors in acquisition and deployment decisions, and will figure strongly in systems analyses and simulations done to support the acquisition decision processes and system design refinement.

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Definition

From the NATO Architecture Framework v3, CHAPTER 4, Section 4.7.7

The NSV-7 product specifies the quality characteristics of systems, system hardware/ software items, their interfaces (system data carried by the interface as well as communications link details that implement the interface), and their functions. It specifies the current quality requirements and the expected or required quality requirements at specified times in the future. The quality requirement categories are selected by the architect and end user community.

The complete set of quality requirements may not be known at the early stages of architecture definition, so it is to be expected that this product will be updated throughout the system’s specification, design, development, testing and possibly even its deployment and operations life-cycle phases.

NSV-7 builds on other NSV-subviews, such as NSV-1, NSV-2, NSV-4, NSV-6 and NSV-11 by specifying quality requirements for systems and interfaces (defined in NSV-1), system ports and communications (defined in NSV-2), system functions (described in NSV-4), system data exchange attributes (defined in NSV-6), and data definitions (defined in NSV-11).

If the future quality expectations are based on expected technology improvements, then the quality requirements and their time periods will be coordinated by using a NSV-9 Technology Forecast (NSV-9). If quality improvements are associated with an overall system evolution or migration plan, then the time periods in NSV-7 will be coordinated with the milestones in a Systems Evolution Description (NSV-8).

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From the NATO Architecture Framework v3, CHAPTER 5, Section 5.2.6.7

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References

  • Section 4.7.7 (page 252 of pdf) of APPENDIX 1 TO ANNEX 1 TO AC/322-D(2007)0048. NATO Architecture Framework Version 3.
  • Section 5.2.6.7 (page 415 of pdf) of APPENDIX 1 TO ANNEX 1 TO AC/322-D(2007)0048. NATO Architecture Framework Version 3.

 

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