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SvcV-8 – Services Evolution Description

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The SvcV-8 presents a whole lifecycle view of resources (services), describing how it changes over time. It shows the structure of several resources mapped against a timeline.


The intended usage of the SvcV-8 includes:

  • Development of incremental acquisition strategy.
  • Planning technology insertion.

Product Description

The SvcV-8, when linked together with other evolution Models such as CV-2 Capability Taxonomy, CV-3 Capability Phasing, and StdV-2 Standards Forecast, provides a rich definition of how the Enterprise and its capabilities are expected to evolve over time. In this manner, the model can be used to support an architecture evolution project plan or transition plan.

A SvcV-8 can describe historical (legacy), current, and future capabilities against a timeline. The model shows the structure of each resource, using similar modeling elements as those used in SvcV-1. Interactions that take place within the resource may also be shown.

The changes depicted in the SvcV-8 DoDAF-described Model are derived from the project milestones that are shown in a PV-2 Project Timelines model. When the PV-2 Project Timelines model is used for capability acquisition projects, there is likely to be a close relationship between these two models.

Creating a Services Evolution Description (table)

To create a Services Evolution Description (table):

  1. Click on Services Evolution Description in the Action Artifact area, and then select Create New Diagram.
  2. Type the diagram name and press Enter.
  3. This opens the table of Services Evolution Description. Click on New Version of Configuration above the table to create a new row of Version of Configuration.
  4. Enter the version number.
  5. Select the Resource (i.e. ResourceArchitecture, System, ResourceMitigation, SecurityEnclave, CapabilityConfiguration, Organization, Person, Post, Responsibility, Project, NaturalResource, ResouceArtifact, Software, Technology, KnownResource).

DoDAF Example: Services Evolution Description

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.