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SvcV-3b – Services-Services Matrix

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A SvcV-3b enables a quick overview of all the services resource interactions specified in one or more SvcV-1 Services Context Description models. The SvcV-3b provides a tabular summary of the services interactions specified in the SvcV-1 Services Context Description for the Architectural Description. The matrix format supports a rapid assessment of potential commonalities and redundancies (or, if fault-tolerance is desired, the lack of redundancies). In addition, this model is useful in support of the net-centric (service-oriented) implementation of services as an input to the SvcV-10a Services Rules Model, SvcV-10b Services State Transition Description, and SvcV-10c Services Event-Trace Description, implemented as orchestrations of services.


The intended usage of the SvcV-3b includes:

  • Summarizing service resource interactions.
  • Interface management.
  • Comparing interoperability characteristics of solution options.

Product Description

The SvcV-1 concentrates on Service resources and their interactions, and these are summarized in a SvcV-3a or SvcV-3b.

The SvcV-3b is presented as a matrix, where the Services resources are listed in the rows and columns of the matrix, and each cell indicates an interaction between Services if one exists.

Creating a Services-Services Matrix

To open the Services-Services Matrix:

  1. Click on Services-Services Matrix in the Action Artifact area.
  2. View the relationships between resources listed in the rows and columns. The cells indicate an interaction between resources if one exists

DoDAF Example: Services-Services Matrix

DoDAF in Visual Paradigm

The DoDAF is brought to you by Visual Paradigm, a full-featured development platform. Visual Paradigm provides an easy-to-use, model-driven DoDAF tool that supports the development of DoDAF 2.02 views and models. You can create integrated DoDAF products and generate architectural documents that facilitate organizations to efficiently coordinate enterprise architecture initiatives.