UPDM™ (DoDAF/MODAF) Training


Modeling with the UPDM Framework - 2 Day Course

For organizations seeking to leverage the UML® Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM) Framework using the Enterprise Architect modeling tool

Why Choose This Course?

Learn best practices in modeling with the UPDM Framework using this comprehensive, repository-based, tool that supports a variety of standard modeling notations such as UML®, OMG BPMN™ and SysML®!

Course Prerequisites

A solid understanding of the UPDM (or DoDAF) concepts and viewpoints is highly recommended!

Course Overview

UPDMThis course focuses on the practical aspects of modeling with the UPDM Framework specified by the Object Management Group (OMG®) using the MDG Technology for UPDM provided by Sparx Systems.
Depending on the type of license purchased from Sparx Systems UPDM may or may not be included in your installation.
Specifically the training illustrates how the different UPDM (and DoDAF) viewpoints and views can be modeled using the profile's meta-model as implemented in Enterprise Architect. It also suggests alternative modeling notations for some of these views.
The course is not intended to be a comprehensive UPDM training class, nor should it be considered a preparation for DoDAF certification!

Who Should Attend?

Project managers, business subject-matter-experts, analysts, architects, designers and all other personnel who are intended to populate the framework with any of the artifacts required to produce its different views.

What Will You Learn?

Course Modules

Module: Introduction to Enterprise Architect

  • User Interface
  • Managing Projects
  • Managing Diagrams
  • Creating Diagram Elements
  • Managing Diagram Element Appearance
  • Deleting Model Elements
  • Managing Connectors
  • Managing Package Content
  • Tool Configuration
Module: Traceability and Navigation
  • Overview
  • The Relationships window
  • The Relationship Matrix
  • The Traceability window
  • Other traceability features

Module: UPDM

Module: UPDM Framework Interface
  • Creating a Framework Instance
  • Additional Add-in Menu Options
Module: All Views
  • AV-1, AV-2
Module: Capability Viewpoint
  • CV-1 -> CV-7
Module: Operational Viewpoint
  • OV-1a, OV-1b, OV-1c, OV-1d
  • OV-2, OV-3, OV-4, OV-5
  • OV-6a, OV-6b, OV-6c,
  • OV-7, DIV-1, DIV-2
Module: System Viewpoint
  • SV1 -> SV9
  • SV-10a, SV-10b, SV-10c
  • DIV-3
Module: Project Viewpoint
  • PV-1, PV-2, PV-3
Module: UPDM Elements and Concepts
  • Reference Material

Module: Tool Features

Module: Core Features
  • Documentation Generation
  • Document Artifacts
  • Model Searches
  • Managing Baselines and Comparing Models
Module: End-to-End Exercise
  • Custom Assignment or the default Search and Rescue scenario


The key value of this course lies in its best practice recommendations for how to most efficiently:
  • build the core artifacts specified by UPDM;
  • create or generate the required views;
  • learn about alternate ways of modeling the views;
  • leverage the capabilities of the tool.
Its goal is to gain you the confidence needed to actively use the framework!

Available Courses

Contact us for a customized curriculum!

Related Services

The Cephas Viewpoint-to-Viewpoint Transformation Service provides the ability to automatically generate, via transformation rules, target viewpoints (diagrams) from source viewpoints (diagrams)!

This Training Is Available Via...

Online Delivery

Online web-based class, from the comfort of your desk!

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